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Hanging Art

"I often see homes where the art is hung too high. People want to see your art at their eye level; they don't want to have to crane their necks to see it," says Janet Lee, author of Living in a Nutshell: Posh and Portable Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces. Even a difference as small as 3 inches can make an impact. If you're unsure, follow this general rule of thumb: the picture's midpoint should be between 57 and 60 inches from the floor. And if the frame is over a sofa, it should be about 6 inches above the edge of the furniture.