It depends on whether the picture is over a piece of furniture, a mantle, or on a wall with no furniture. Artwork is usually hung in relation to other furnishings. In a room with high ceilings, you often see "stacked" pieces of art to take up more of the vertical space.
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The rule that I teach my Emory students is......"The proper height to hang a picture is 57 inches from the floor to the center of the picture." However Barbara, if the picture is very tall, like 5 feet tall, you can hang it lower for effect.
Thank you so much!!! I have triplet grandchildren senior pictures 24 x 20" tall. Would I use same rule?
I was going to say taller ladder, but lee Anne C taught me a few things tonight! Way to go!
WE have a tall wall in our living room...it is angled from about 8 to 16 feet. It is also located on the end with our woodstove. We hung a painting above the mantle so the bottom of the painting is about 18" above the mantle...the pic is about 2 x 3 feet in a landscape config. The upper wall is stained rough timber.
Yes the 57 inches from floor to center is the formula for hanging pictures on a wall with no furniture, like a hallway or landing. Of course if you are doing a grouping or hanging it over a mantle the formula does not apply and I totally agree with Project Styles approach.
Thank you, Ann. I appreciate the expertise you and the others have shared with me! This is invaluable information!
Barbara, when you have walls that tall, you will need to hang some large tall pieces and/or stack some appropriate ones over each other to get some height on the walls. You will also need to hang your window treatments high.
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Lee Ann please send me an e-mail message at : firstname.lastname@example.org. I have tried to email you several times and y message is returned saying the e-mail address is not correct. thanks, Barbara.
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