By Nancy July 18th, 2013
This is a post about hanging pictures. We may have written about this before, but it bears repeating! Many people make the common error of hanging their artwork too high. And not just the artwork… clocks, wall sculptures, all the other things that people hang on their walls.
Here is a design tip to remember: gallery height is 57″ from the floor to the center of the piece, as this is the height that most people will find comfortable for viewing. (“Gallery height” is what galleries and museums use to hang their artwork.) No more craning your neck to see that photo of grandma at the beach or your favorite treasure from the art fair!
If you’re hanging a group of things, you would center the grouping at 57″ from the floor.
Yes, this takes a bit of measuring but it is well worth it once you see the difference.
Have fun and enjoy!