WRATH = Decor mistakes
OK....this is a biggy....something that every designer hates....something inexplicable....hanging pictures TOO HIGH!!! It's not hard really, I generally hang paintings with the middle at eye level...yes I know that we are all different heights but if it is your house, hang it at your eye level!
There is a rule of thumb you can use if you are still confused, measure from the floor to the middle of the painting it should be around about 1500mm (about 60inches). This gives you a fairly generic way of hanging.
There are other ways I also use to hang paintings, a lot of it is by eye, sometimes if I am hanging a really large painting, I may use the top line of an architrave, or near enough....
Both the mirror and the large painting have been hung with the same level, in line with the architrave, while the smaller painting by the door is hung at eye level.
These photo canvases all relate to each other, they read as a story by hanging them in a close grid patten which makes it a lot more interesting. The spacing in between is about 25mm (1 inch approx) this is a measurement I often hang pictures apart. See below as well.
Sometimes you want to hang a gallery of paintings or photos of different sizes and shapes, the best way to do this is to lay a large roll of paper on the floor and lay the pictures on it, till you are happy with the arrangement. Once you think it is right trace around the pictures and mark the point where the nail goes then tape the paper up on to the wall and just hammer your nails through or mark a place where you need to drill and plug. Pull the paper away carefully so that you will know which painting goes where!!!
This is a wonderful gallery arrangement above, it works because of a number of reasons.... they are all black and white images, the frames are all the same colour, the mounts are all the same colour and they are all close together..... so they read as one story.
When you are hanging two pictures together either vertically or horizontally don't stagger them it looks awful... if they are the same size line them up, if they are different sizes try aligning them both from one edge.
Three different arrangements that work because they relate to each other.
Hanging wrong....just looks hokey!
So.... go on, be brave and stop sinning! Re-hang those pictures.....