Centering Art Relative to Furniture Versus the Wall

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From time to time, we like to answer our readers’ questions on the blog to help out others who may be experiencing similar design problems. This is one of the questions we get asked the most:

Q:  “I want to hang a painting above a couch in my living room. My couch is off-centered due to the fact that one end table is bigger than the space that would be left if I centered the couch. How should I place the painting on the wall? Should I center it relative to the couch or to the wall?”

A:  When hanging pictures, always hang them in relation to the furniture sitting below. With your couch off-centered, focus on hanging your painting right above the couch to create a great focal point for your living room. As you see in the bottom image, if you were to hang your piece centered with the wall, the entire furniture arrangement would look out of balance.

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