A hangs too low, not level with adjoining cabinet bottomA--------------
too high, must be at a comfortable viewing height
bottom edges level with the cabinet but still a bit too high---------------
just right! paper patterns let you play with placement be sure to use tape that will not peel off your wall paint.
vertical on left has been placed
two verticals on right are too low in relation to AA--------------
two verticals right are spacedmore evenly in relation to Vertical A
Gutter (g) between B and C is too high AgBC
Using Midline of Vertical A the gutter placement of B and Care determined.
B and C have the same amountof distance top and bottom(t and b) in relation to Vertical A.
Gutter (g1) at 9 inches does not match (g2) in 5 inches (measured distance from the corner).
from patterns to perfection
vertical or horizontal? patterns help you seewhat will be most pleasing
A and B are too highin relation to the mirror.ABmuch better!
Patterns are also helpfulfor heavy objects like mirrorswhich need to be centered
Patterns can help cut down onhole hanging mistakes
double horizontal framesbalance the large mirror
Odd number placementsare more pleasing then even
Opposite corners of artwork balance thevisual weight of the room like a teeter totter!
General Design TipsUse paper patterns to determine placement. Odd numbers are more interesting then even. Largest items are seen first in a design when prints are same color. Color is seen first when viewing objects of differing sizes in a group. Adjust gutters, the space between objects, for symmetry. Plan for the viewing height of average person, ----- not tall man or short woman. Look at the overall room for designs that balance each other.