Friday, November 14, 2008

Hanging Pictures and Mirrors.

I am asked design/decorating questions on a daily basis. What colors are in? What style is in? What size rug should I buy? However, the question I get the most…

How high should I hang a picture/mirror on the wall?????

Hanging pictures too high or too low is a pretty common design mistake that even I have made a time or two.

A good rule of thumb is to hang pictures at eye level. I try to go by the eye level of a person who is about 5’ 6” to 5’8”, which is about average.

Just because your ceilings are 10 feet or more does not mean the pictures need to be higher on the wall. They should still be at eye level.

An important tip to remember when hanging artwork or mirrors; If you strain your neck to look up at the picture, it is too high. If you have to bend your head down to see the picture, it is too low!

Hope this helps!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Meredith! Good advice!