Have you ever wondered how high to hang pictures above furniture? We recently covered how high you hang art on a wall without furniture beneath it. You can check that out here, if you missed it! But all of that goes out the window when you’re hanging art above furniture. In this case, you really want both the art and the furniture piece to feel like a cohesive unit. Ultimately, they should feel visually connected as a whole. Whether you’re hanging art over a sofa, a console table, a desk, or beyond…You want the bottom of the frame to be mounted no less than 6″ and no more than 10″ above it.
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There are, of course, always exceptions. And since design is so subjective, once you know the rules of thumb it gives you the chance to consciously make said rules your own. But if you’re just starting, or have ever wondered where to begin, this is how high to hang pictures above furniture. It’s a little tool that you can keep in the back of your mind when you’re hanging art in your own home.
Bonus tip: if the art piece looks like it’s hung way too low when you take a step back to look, chances are it’s too small for the furniture piece. You just need to size up! The scale of your picture is equally important when it comes to design. And perhaps it’s a little interior design tip I should tackle next…
If you have a moment, I’d love to know what quick design tip you’d like me to share in the comments below. I’m taking notes!
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