Painting over mantle
Is there a formula for how big a picture should be in relation to the size of the mantle and the height to the ceiling.
Right now I have a picture there that I know is too small. My daughter just gave us a small picture which I had framed and put on a small wall. I like her taste and asked her to think about picking something for over my fireplace mantle.
So, if the mantle is 74 inches across, and 49 inches from the top of the mantle to the ceiling molding, what size picture should we be looking at?
Or, if anyone has a creative idea for an arrangement of pictures within these proportions, let me know too! TIA