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Is this painting too overwhelmingly huge for this room?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by razuel, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. 7AD

    7AD Active Member

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    If it was anything but an elephant it would be too large.
     
  2. RSS

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    If it was anything but an elephant it would be too large.
    Perhaps a Mel Ramos Hippo?
     
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    Im surprised at how much your living room is set up like my old house....almost exact.
     
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    Sofa against one wall and TV against the other? What are the odds?

    lefty
     
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    Put some fatties on the sofa and re-take the picture. I'll make a big print and hang it behind my sofa.
     
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    Think that the painting matches the sofa that pretty much looks like the behind of an elephant.
     
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    I found this Gazelle lamp for you. This would give you the biggest, fastest, and fiercest mammals of the Sub-Saharan Africa food chain- a formidable trio of interior decor if I may say. [​IMG]
     
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    Elaborating a little more on this subject, what is the rule of thumb when it comes to paintings and room size? Also, about hanging such paintings, is there a proper height between floor and ceiling?
     
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    No, it's too overwhelmingly ugly.
     
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    Elaborating a little more on this subject, what is the rule of thumb when it comes to paintings and room size? Also, about hanging such paintings, is there a proper height between floor and ceiling?

    Depends on the context and the painting, but they should be hung so the centre is roughly eye level.
     
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    Depends on the context and the painting, but they should be hung so the centre is roughly eye level.
    In general you are right. But sometimes eye-level is not possible ... especially so with larger paintings ... or when stacking two or more paintings.
     
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    I think it's borderline too big, but I actually like it. Looks like it is resting on the floor? If not, I think I would like it more a few inches lower. But overall, I dig.

    And I like to hang things centered at approx. 5'7" Nice compromise on eye level for people of various heights.
     
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    To the OP, I think the painting looks fine in that spot. But like you said, can imagine it appearing more cumbersome in person.
     
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    Personally, I love unframed works leaning against walls. It's nonchalant and speaks to the piece as being about art, not decor.

    I have an enormous painting I can't find the right place for, so I just move it from room to room as the mood strikes.
     
  16. WUKILLABEEZ78

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    You do plan on hanging it, correct? I feel it will look better once its on the wall and their is a bit of wall space between the bottom of it and the top of the sofa...
     

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