Tuesday’s Tips: Rule of thumb for hanging art

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They say art is best hung 5-9″ from the top of the headboard, sofa or console. I want to add that sometimes it’s best to eye it. You want the art to be eye level with an average height person and not hung too high. At the same time scale is key. If you have tall ceilings you want to ensure the art or mirror selected will actually fill the space. If you purchase a canvas abstract piece or mirror displayed horizontally, play with it and see how it will look vertically. Don’t shy away from buying in 3′s and if there is a print you like that is small, go to places like Michael’s to have a frame custom made with a large mat. Larger mats and frames can make any small print appear more grand. You can also add more art to create a gallery wall to fill up wall space.

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{Images via preciously me, vintage luxe, blood & champagne, cullman & kravis, style at home & cj dellatore}

Which coffee table styling do you prefer?

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I am torn. I adore the colors and shoes as decor but the top one is edgy. I think I like the first one most.  It goes to show you how easy you can change the space for moods, parties or seasons. There is a third way this table was styled. To see more check out Peep my Styles (which is my new favorite blog to read by the way).

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This above is one of my all time favorite table looks from an old post I done here. It’s about the essentials needed to create a good layered table display.