Organizing, Redesign & Staging

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Quickie Tip!

I find in staging or redesigning that a lot of clients hang artwork and photos too high on the wall. I heard something yesterday that is related, and wanted to share. The designer said that decorative art should be hung 60" from the floor. I then did some research to find others online who say the exact or similar suggestion. At least now I have some quantitative proof for what I always thought was just aesthetic!

If people hung art at eye-level, everyone would have a different position due to our differing heights. One article suggested that the problem is 'tall husbands' hanging the frames, thus putting them higher than they should! You should not have to tilt up to look at the artwork. Furthermore, artwork or decorate pieces hung on the wall should correspond to furniture or vignettes, as opposed to placing art centered based on vertical wall intersections. For more ideas, see this article.
Take a look around your house and see if you've done it this way. Give it a try!