SarahBeenySpringIssue2017 - 104
"in" will go
in a style
that you are
likely to still
enjoy in 10
BE AT EYE LEVEL
For a start, this is tricky because
not everyone is the same height.
Something that is eye level for
one person will often be too
high or too low for another. It
is supposed to be the best way to view
art, but it will depend on the room in
which you are hanging the work.
In a hallway, for example, where most
people will be standing up, the centre
of the artwork should hang between
152cm and 167cm from the ﬂoor.
If you are hanging art in rooms
where people will be mainly sitting
down, such as dining rooms, living
rooms or oﬃces, you should hang
it lower, so that you don't have
to look up to view it.
But who is to say you can't have
your art dotted where you like and
where it works for you?
104 | MAY 2017
A PAINTING HUNG HIGH
IN THE CORNER OF A ROOM
CAN BE A LOVELY SURPRISE
HOW TO MAKE IT WORK
Think creatively about where to place
your art. A row of unframed canvases
on the ﬂoor, leaning against a wall,
can look great, or try perching one
on top of a stack of vintage books.
A small painting hung high in the
corner of a room can be a lovely
surprise when suddenly noticed.
You could also turn a whole wall
into a gallery and then you don't need
to have all matching frames - in fact,
this would make it look too uniform.
Mix up the sizes of your frames to add
a personal touch to your home.
Creating a sense of height and
space is the reason this myth
has stuck, but colourful ceilings
can add dimension and drama.
A ceiling is a big space,
which is probably why most
people opt for classic white
as the default option, but