Do you want to know best height to hang a painting in your home attractively?
When you hang a painting in your home, it is best to hang it at eye level when you are standing for easy viewing.
This article explains in an easy-to-understand manner how to know the height to hang a painting attractively in your home.
☑How this article goes
- What is best height to hang a painting on the wall?
- Standard height to hang a painting from the floor.
What is best height to hang a painting on the wall?
hanging a painting at eye level
You should hang it at the height of your eye when you are standing.
First, stand in front of the wall where you want to hang the painting.
Check the height of the wall where your eyes are when you are standing.
If the center of the painting is positioned at this eye level, you will view it easily when you stand in front of it.
Next, hang the painting on the wall with the center of the painting at your eye level.
Look around the room to see if the height at which the painting is hung is balanced.
Also check that the painting is at a height that looks natural when viewed from a distance.
If the painting’s height is balanced when you look around the room, then that is where you will hang it.
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Hang it at a height where you can easily view it.
When displaying a painting, make sure it is at a height that is easy to view from the following three locations.
- Easy to see when viewed from a distance.
- Easy to view when standing in front of the painting.
- If there is a chair, it is easy to view the painting when you sit down.
If the painting is easy to view from them, the height at which to hang the painting is just right.
How high should a large painting be hung on the wall?
Large paintings are artworks that look balanced when viewed from a distance.
Therefore, when hanging a large painting, hang it at a height that makes it easy to view from a distance.
8 foot (2.5m) Ceilings
If the center of the painting is placed at eye level, It can be difficult to get a good balance in the room. This is because the distance between the ceiling and the top of the painting becomes narrower.
Therefore, hang the painting so that the eye level is slightly above the center of the painting.
When hanging a large painting, be sure to look around the room to make sure that the painting hanging height is well balanced.
10 foot (3m) Ceilings
You can hang the painting a little higher than when the ceiling height is 8 foot (2.5m), and still achieve a good balance.
When deciding where to hang the painting, be sure to check if there is a good balance in the height at which the painting is hung.
12 foot (3.6m) Ceilings
Since the ceiling is high, you can hang the painting on the wall with the center height of the painting at eye level.
Determine the height at which to hang the painting by looking at the balance between the room and the painting.
when hanging a vertically long painting on the wall
When hanging a very long painting on the wall, hang it a little higher than the center of the painting so that it is at eye level.
If you hang it with the center of the painting at eye level, as you would for a normal-sized painting, the painting may be too high and difficult to see.
A very long painting is easier to view if it is hung slightly above the center of the painting at eye level.
Standard height to hang a painting from the floor.
What is the standard height of a wall art from the floor?
If you want to hang a painting at eye level, here is how to determine the approximate height of the painting from the floor.
- First, prepare a measuring tape that allows you to measure the length of the wall.
- The eye height is about 6 inches (15 cm) lower than your height.
Your eye height = your height in foot (cm) – 6 inches(15 cm*).
* However, eye height varies from person to person, so this is just a guide.
- The standard eye level is 57 inches (145 cm) for a person 6 foot 3 inches (160 cm) tall, 61 inches (155 cm) for a person 6 foot 7 inches (170 cm) tall.
- Extend a measuring tape from the floor to eye level on the wall. Then hold it against the wall to see at what height your eye level is on the wall.
- Hang the painting on the wall so that the center of the painting is at this eye level.
Is this height of a painting too low?
The height at which you hang the painting is too low in the following cases.
- you have to bend over to look at the painting up close
- you have difficulty viewing the painting from a distance
If the painting is hidden behind a sofa, bedhead or cabinet, it is also displayed at a low height.
Place the painting at a slightly higher height.
Can I lower the height of the painting?
You can hang a painting at a height slightly below eye level, as long as you do not get tired of looking at it when you are standing.
If you need more information
We have now introduced how to know the painting hanging height in your home.
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Hang a painting in a place where you can easily view it and enjoy a beautifully decorated home.