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What Is The Height Of A Picture - Eye Level To What Height Person?

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The general rule for hanging a picture which is said to be at eye level is to hang it at six feet. This is not a set-in-stone rule but gives a good average to cater for the smaller and taller person.

Where you hang a picture is just as crucial as the height of it. A picture or art piece can really make or break the decor of a room. Colors from a painting are normally blended nicely with the rest of the room decor to give the impression they are the perfect match.

If you buy a painting but when you hang it up you suddenly don't like it anymore then don't just give up and discard it. You should instead hang the painting around other parts of the house or building to see if you can find that perfect fit. You will find that the picture may not work in many rooms but looks absolutely stunning in one particular room with different furniture and colored walls.

A good painting or picture should really draw the observer in and people often say they get 'lost' in a great picture. This is a great compliment and means that the painting or picture can be so gripping and shows so much depth it is hard to keep your eyes off it.
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Pictures in the home should be hung at "museum height", which is between 60" - 66" from the floor, which will nicely allow all heights to enjoy them. Mark the top of your frame at 66", (I like that because my husband is 6'2") and step back to envision the height. It is a good idea to cut paper about the size of your wall art, and then tape it to the wall, especially if you are doing a grouping. This "rule" can be adjusted as needed. For example, if your ceilings are higher than the standard 8 ft., you may need a larger picture/mirror, or a group; or, if your art has a decorative frame that has a crown or decoration that extends several inches above the actual picture or mirror, you may need to take that part above the 66", so that the art will still be at eye level. Remember to allow for the heights of furniture that may sit below; a good rule there is to keep the art about 3-4" above the highest point of your sofa, maybe a little higher for a console table or chest, where the art and the furniture are working together as one "display". These measurements also allow enough area above the art to use a picture light for a more polished look, whether formal traditional, or casual contemporary, and after your first few walls, you're an expert!
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5'10:
Aisha Profile
Aisha answered
It is set according to the max. Height on an average. I think all the pictures are hanged over 6 feet so that every one could clearly see it.
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Yvonne Angus
Yvonne Angus commented
Hang the pictures at an "eye" level that is comfortable to the majority. To test, cut paper to the size and shape of your pictures, and hang them with straight pins, or sewing pins. This also allows you to decide on your arrangement and makes hanging groupings much easier. Also, consider HOW the pictures will be viewed. Will you spend most of your time sitting or standing? Hang your art depending on the use of the space. Most of all, hang them the way it feels good or right to you. By the way, 6' is pretty high for most folks. If you need continuity, either align the bottoms OR tops of art or grouping in the room with tops of furniture or door facings, etc., for an uninterrupted flow.
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I just measure my height on all my walls and pound the hanger in, I am 4ft 10in. It works for me and has for years of course to be at eye level with me you have to be sitting down!!
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Its depend on the how big the picture and the size on the suface.if the surface is I.e. A wall is very hig and the picture is very small..we have to think bout the hight according to it.

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