Interior / June 23, 2018 / Lucia Valdivia.
Galleries and museums hang artwork so that the midline or center of each piece is 57 inches to 60 inches from the floor. The average human eye level is 57 inches. And you should do the same. In a room like this, where the ceilings soar, there might be a tendency to hang the art higher. But remember, it needs to relate to human scale, not the structures scale.
Case in point, the walls of the breakfast room are coated with a similar blue to the family room, but this time with paint, and as in the entryway, a pop of orange upholstery has a striking yet grounding effect. A genius way to get even more mileage out of a small group of colors is to do a flip flop of sorts, pushing what was previously used as an accent color to the foreground.
All on, the rug is large enough to place all of the furniture legs on top of it. This creates a more luxurious feel. For this, bigger is better. Just be sure to leave at least 12 to 18 inches of floor surface on all four sides of the rugs borders. All off, if you have a small room, keeping all legs off the rug is a great cost effective choice.
As you get older, you become much more conscious of those learned reactions than the innate ones. On a bleak day it would be so easy to throw on a pair of jeans and a slouchy sweater, but throw on something from spring, a green mini skirt, fun fringe booties and a sweater with evening jewelry. That makes an impression on everyone around, but it also makes feel cute.