Q: What is the correct size proportion for artwork vs. the furniture it’s over (i.e. a painting above a chair)? A: Ideally, you want the art to be about two-thirds the size of the furniture it’s above, keeping in mind the artwork size can be collective, as in a collection rather than just one piece. It should be twice the height of the furniture too. If it is hung above somewhere people sit, keep in mind that the back of their heads might bump against it. Adjust how high or low you hang your art to avoid making it uncomfortable to sit there.
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