How-Tos and Inspiration
The most common questions I get from our readers are about hanging pictures above a couch. People ask things like: How high above the sofa do I hang my pictures? Is my picture big enough to hang above the couch or is it too small? How far from the ceiling should I hang my art?
Hanging pictures at standing eye level can be very confusing … especially if you’re 5’6” and your partner is 6’2”. For pictures that will be viewed from a standing position such as in hallways or an entryway, the best rule of thumb is to position your artwork so its center hangs at 60″ to 66″ from the […]
If you just moved into a new home, redecorated or recently painted your walls, there’s a good chance you’ll have to hang some pictures. But before you start hammering, be sure to check out these tips. They’ll save you time, frustration and potential mistake holes too. Get organized. When moving in to a new space, […]
This has to be the most popular question homeowners ask us, so we were so pleased when The Ottawa Citizen shared the attached information with their readers in their March 10th weekend paper. As mentioned in the article, when it comes to hanging pictures that will be viewed from a standing position, a rule that […]
When it comes to hanging pictures, the standard rule of ‘hang at eye level’ can be pretty confusing. Especially if you’re 5’6″ and your partner is 6’4″. Whose Eye Level is the right choice? His or Hers? If she hung all the pictures at her eye level – that’s what it would look like. On […]
That was exactly the situation when Jennifer Valentyne, host of Breakfast Television, Jim Caruk and I chatted during a Live Eye segment filmed at the opening of Jim’s new BiY Center in Toronto. I taught Jennifer, who is 5’4” and Jim, who tops out at 6’2”, that there is a proper way to hang a […]