How High Do I Hang Art Work?

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Home Stager with Diane Agnesi Interiors, LLC
A rule of thumb is to hang all pictures at 5'7" on center. This is eye level to the average human and is considered gallery height.

To do this measure 5'7" from the floor up. Mark here.

You want the picture centered on this height, so measure the picture from to to bottom, then divide that number in half.

Then, subject the difference between the hanging wire and the top of the frame and add that number to the mark at 5'7". That's when you put the picture hanging hook or pin.

It may look low because most people hang their pictures too high, so it will seem odd at first. Don't worry, it's correct!
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC
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I was trained that only pictures in entry ways or hallways should be at eye level, because they are seen while standing. All other art should be lower to be appreciated while sitting. That said, I just eyeball it until I think it looks right!
February 01, 2008 08:42 PM
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Lisa Sherman
Home Stager, Interior, Redesign & Decorating - Salem Oregon
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Elaine and I were trained the same.  In addition, I was trained to anchor/connect artwork 8-12" from other items (i.e. table, lamp, etc).  On occassion, I will measure, but usually eyeball it.
February 02, 2008 12:29 AM
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Sandra Hughes
Redesigned Spaces - Fairfax County, Virginia
Redesigned Spaces - Northern Virginia
I was trained as Elaine and Lisa and eyeball it as well and also just work with the space it is going on and what else is in that area.
February 02, 2008 01:38 PM
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Bryan

FYI: 5'7 is actually 5 feet 7 inches. It should be 57" (57 inches)...

September 20, 2008 10:11 AM
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Uhhh...5'7" = 5*12 = 60 + 7 = 67 inches

October 26, 2008 05:42 PM
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