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Ashley Shiflett & Christa Dahl-Grover

Question“What is the right height to hang a picture?”
Answer: Our standard is 57″ high at the center of the piece from the finished floor, which is the average for people’s line of sight. Depending on the size of the picture, though, we also use 65″ high to the top of the picture. That’s because 5′ to 6′ is another common line of sight and it often looks better for the top of the piece to line up at that height.
But let’s break the rules. If we’re hanging over a console table, we tend to go lower to make a pleasant grouping with the table. On a large wall with a vaulted ceiling, we hang higher to bring the eye up, and in an area where people could bump into it, we just simply move it to be more functional.

Designed by Dahl House Design


Designed by Dahl House Design


On a gallery wall, the rules don’t really apply.
Start from the middle with the pieces you want at the 57″ height. From the middle, work your way out with different-sized pieces and styles. Try cutting pieces of paper to the size of the art and put those on the wall to get your arrangement just right before you make holes in your wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designed by Dahl House Design

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