This is a great question because more often than not we see people hanging art too high. That makes the art feel like it's not connected to the room. In general, when you are hanging art over a console table or side board it's better to hang it no more than 6" to 8" from the top of the furniture. This gives enough room to place accessories on the top of the furniture, but not so much that the art looks like it's oddly placed. Another rule of thumb is to have the middle of the art placed at eyelevel. That's about 57" from floor to the middle of the painting. There are times that general rules don't work and you have to rely on what looks right to you. The best way to learn art placement is to study photos of rooms done by Interior Designers and pay attention to what looks right about how the art is placed. We are always here to help if you need assistance. Just give us a call and ask about our design consultation options.
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