Top Decorating Mistake #1

I've decided to start a new series this month called Top Decorating Mistakes.  First off, we can all agree that there are no hard and fast rules about what's right and what's wrong when it comes to decorating your home.  For as many "rules" as there are there are just as many acceptable ways to break them.  However, there are some things that are generally known as no-no's in the decorating world.  In spite of that fact I must say that I frequently run into chronic offenders.

Let's begin, shall we?

Top Decorating Mistake #1 = Artwork hung too high
 

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 For some strange reason, people tend to hang artwork far too high on their walls. 
 
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Generally speaking the goal is to have the center of your art and wall hangings at an average eye level.  That means if you are 4 ft 10 inches or 6 ft 2 inches, we are not talking your eye level.  Of course for every rule there is an exception, so you have to use this rule as a guide.  Consider the placement of the artwork.  Not sure where to hang pieces? Use paper bags or extra wrapping paper as a template to determine placement. Nail right through it and then simply remove the paper and hang the piece.


 
 
What a difference a plan can make. 
 
Lastly, think about the scale.  Hanging a piece that is too small can be just as bad as one that is hung too high. 
 

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Your art or grouping should be in proportion to the items they hang above.  
 
Martha Stewart


Stay tuned for more Top Decorating Mistakes.

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