When it comes to decorating your home, there is a lot to consider – whether you’re simply hanging artwork, or purchasing a new area rug.  While we can’t help you select colors, or choose that perfect piece of furniture, we can make your home makeover run a little more smoothly.  Use these standard rule of thumb measurements to ensure you’ve got the right sized furniture at the right height.  Click “Next” to read more.

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1. Hanging Artwork

The photographs or artwork that you choose can really change the look of your space.  It’s those personal touches that help to transform a house into a home.  For maximum impact, remember the measurement guidelines below:

  • If you’re hanging a single piece of art, the centre should be between 56” and 60” from the floor (or eye level).  The larger the piece, the closer to 56” it should be.  This same rule can be used when hanging two pieces of artwork, one above the other.  Simply find the center point between them.
  • When hanging artwork above a sofa or other piece of furniture, leave a 5” to 9” space between the top of the furniture and the bottom of the art.
  • If you’re hanging multiple photographs or art pieces, keep approximately 2” – 3” of space between them (smaller for smaller pieces, or slightly larger for larger pieces).

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