Putting Up Pictures: How to Create an Artistic Effect
Author: Cherille McNeil-Halward9 June 2010 No Comment
What is the best Height to Hang my Pictures?
Ever wondered how high to hang your pictures?
Well remember most pictures are designed to be viewed at eye-level. A good framer will have dropped the mount at the bottom by 20-25% to ground the frame and to compensate for the eye tricking you into thinking the picture is tilting forward. When hanging a group of pictures of different sizes align the top edges to some overall design. You do not have to have symmetry but some order.
I often like to paint a large square of a vibrant colour and arrange matching frames (often black on vibrant terracotta or silver frames on navy blue for instance). You can try arranging your frames on the floor in a pattern before you start hanging.