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01/18/05

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Grouping Art with Furniture


FILL 2/3 OF THE SPACE

2/3 Space

When placing art above furniture such as sofas, chair groupings or console tables, "eyeball" the amount of space between the furniture and the ceiling, then allocate 2/3's of that space for pictures.

GET CLOSE

Too high

Just Right

Hanging a print too high above a piece of furniture can leave both pieces feeling disconnected. A good guideline is 5-9 inches above the furniture.

BUT NOT TOO CLOSE

Not too close

When hanging a print above a sofa, remember to leave arm space above the sofa back. A quick trick: lay your arm flat against the back of the sofa and roll up once to get a good "clearance" measure.

SEATED EYE LEVEL

Eye level

"Eye level" is often defined as art center aligned at 58" from the floor. While this is a good guideline for larger pieces, it can leave smaller pieces stranded on a wall.

It is perfectly acceptable to hang a print at seated eye level, so that the seated person can enjoy the view! Examples include dressing areas, powder rooms, cozy reading nooks, home offices and breakfast bars.

OVERSIZED FURNITURE

Oversized Furniture

Oversized furniture calls for robust art prints to strike a balance. For visual weight, consider a grouping of 2 or 3 prints that carry strong visual weight through color or a wider moulding and mat combination.

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