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Your Art Is Hanging...Here
If you've ever had to get on tiptoe or bend over to take in a piece of art or a family photo, you're not alone. It can be tempting to hang things higher than necessary in rooms with high ceilings, or to hang them so they're level with the TV, but both strategies can make your home feel disheveled. When you're hanging art gallery-style, the art can (and should) vary in height, but for individual pieces, Larson recommends keeping it at eye level—about five feet from the ground. (Level with the TV usually doesn't work because most people keep their TVs at eye level while they're sitting. Stand up, and you suddenly have to hunch over to examine the art.)