Assuming that you’ve followed last week’s tips and your curtains are on point, we should ensure the rest of your walls are pulling their weight in the design department. Today’s “Designer Tip” tackles the question I get asked the most: “How high should I hang my artwork?”
Let’s talk artwork – specifically, the height sweet-spot for hanging those beloved pieces. This is an easy fix that really costs nothing, and I guarantee that if you implement all these little design changes it will make a BIG impact on your space!
Three common scenarios for hanging your artwork
The general rule of thumb when mounting artwork is that it should be about 60″ from the floor to the middle of the piece of art you are hanging. That’s if you’re hanging a single piece of artwork on a blank wall. This is generally what is referred to as eye height.
If you’re hanging two pictures stacked on top of one another, measure 60″ from the floor to roughly the bottom edge of your top frame.
If you’re mounting a picture over a sofa or chair, ensure that the bottom of the frame is 6-10″ above the furniture.
I would love to see how you mounted your artwork. #pursuitofhomeblog or comment below if you have any other tips that have worked for you (or if you have any other questions re: how to hang your frames).
Tip: When hanging artwork, take note of the mounting hardware behind the frame. Compensate for any offset between the hardware and the top of the frame before you put any screws, nails or hooks into your walls!