Michelle S asks:
I am preparing my son’s bedroom and I want to mount a narrow shelf all the way around the room. He has a chest of drawers that is 54-inches high, so I need the shelf to be above that height. I am planning on painting the walls blue above the shelf and brown below. I am looking for an idea on how high the shelf should be.
I have done a little research and the type shelf I am talking about is often referred to as a “mantel ledge”. My intention is for it to be about three inches deep.
Answer by woodtick314
How tall is the tallest person in your house? You don’t want the shelf to be a headknocker. If the tallest person is 6′ tall, I’d go 6′-6″, or 78″. That’s low enough to see the shelf and its contents, but high enough to avoid headaches. Hope this helps.