How High to hang Canvas Prints?
If you are like most people and head to Google to get help, you will get a lot of different answers. You may then try searching for something like hanging wall art or what height should I hang my art. You will get a few different answers but one common one will be to hang art at eye height.
Now this is where it can get extra confusing. If you are like me, 6’ 4” (193cm) and your wife is 5’7” (170cm) you start to get different heights to hang your canvas print at. It gets worst if you want to allow for kids or teenagers.
So does this make it wrong to say hang your print at eye height? Well even Neale Whitaker, Design Guru and Judge on The Block, stressed his feelings about the height artwork should be hung at during Episode 25.[/vc_column_text][vc_video ratio=”16-9″ link=”http://youtu.be/00NolwFdpbY”][vc_column_text]So the question is, how do you determine eye height?
Rule of Thumb – 58″ to Middle of Print
A good rule of thumb is to hang the artwork so the middle of the panel is approx. 58” (147cm) above the floor and this will be roughly the average eye height.
For example, if your canvas print is 30” high, then the top of the canvas will be 73” (185cm) above the floor. Half of the 30” is 15” plus the 58”.
This is just a guide and if you have very tall or short people in your home, you may choose to alter this measurement to suit. Most people tend to hang their canvas prints too high rather than too low.
You shouldn’t need to crane you neck to look at the art. It doesn’t matter if you have really high ceilings, you still need to be able to comfortable look at and appreciate the artwork.
Like most rules, there are exceptions.
If you are hanging you print over a large piece of furniture, make sure your allow about 5” (12cm) space between the furniture and the artwork.
When it comes to hanging 2 pieces of art vertically, one above the other, you treat the 2 pieces as if they are one unit. Whether you are stacking them or staggering them, the gap between your artwork is usually 3″ (7cm). The middle of the total height including the 3” Gap should still sit around the 58” mark.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]