Selecting an original piece of art that speaks to you is key, but there’s one tip that will allow your art to be more enjoyable. Ever wonder: do I have the right wall art height? It’s one of the most common mistakes of decorating.
Hang art at the height for how you use the space it’s going into. If you are in a foyer, where most people stand, hang it at standing eye-level. But for sitting rooms, art should be positioned at a level that is comfortably seen from a sofa or chair.
A good rule of thumb is 6″ – 12″ above the back of the sofa (unless it’s a super low back, you may need to go to 18″). You want the art to feel connected to the item it is hanging above. If there is too much space between the mantle or back of the sofa and the art, it feels like a void that needs to be filled. We want to notice the beautiful art, not the odd placement.
Hope you have an art filled day. Happy lowering. Leave a comment below if this helped, or made you want to re-hang all of your art.
Photo Credit: Laura DeSantis-Olsson