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“Hello designers… Please settle something for me. My husband and I are putting the final touches on our new home, including hanging some new art we’ve acquired. We can’t seem to agree on the height. My husband insists on hanging it what I consider it to be too high and (of course) he thinks my suggestions make the art look too low. Are there guidelines for art hanging? I know you have art on display in your showroom all the time so I thought you’d have some suggestions. Thanks!”
While there are no hard and fast rules, the general consensus is that the center of a piece of art (or the center of a group of pieces) should be eye level, or about 60 to 65 inches from the ground. And, if you’re planning to hang any art above a piece of furniture, keep in mind that you should hang it about 5 to 9 inches above the top of the furniture. Hope that helps settle it!