3 Tips on Choosing The Right Wall Art Size For Your Walls

You’ve decided to redecorate, any designer will tell you that getting a wall art will enhance your room with color and style and will often become an eye catching focal point in a space. It can be a framed art print, a canvas print or a breathtaking handpainted art, maybe even photographs, wall art is a sure-fire way to complete the look. The question becomes – “What size of wall art should I choose for my wall?” and we all know that getting the wrong one will just turn into a disaster… Don’t worry we’re here to give you the top 5 FAIL-PROOF ways in choosing the RIGHT wall art for your walls.


The Room

When picking art for any room BIGGER IS BETTER! People tend to choose a wall art way smaller than the room and that is just not pretty to look at. You need to take into account the amount of furniture that you have in a room, if it is sparse, then a large piece of artwork will fill up the visual field as furniture might. Ceilings are also a very important factor, if it’s high go big and high, if they’re low, go for wider art.


The Wall

Measure your walls. Of course, you’d want to got for big size but you need to consider the size and orientation of your walls to know what kind and size of artwork should go with it. It’s pretty straightforward actually, tall narrow walls call for Portrait orientation art works, wide and horizontal walls call for landscape orientation art works, pretty straightforward right? If your wide walls are big enough you can even look at doing a gallery wall! Your artwork should take up two-thirds to three-fourths of the wall.


Over Furniture or Mantels

One thing that you shouldn’t forget to consider are your furnitures the art work will most likely go on top of it. It’s not just the wall size that you need to bear in mind, if it’s going on top of the sofa, fireplace mantle or a table you wouldn’t want it to overlap or cover the art work so it would be safe to calculate the height of the wall from where the top of the sofa rests. Here’s a quick cheat sheet for you - art should be three-fourths the width of the furniture and hung 6"-12" above the top.

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BONUS: Gallery walls is an eye-catching way to fill a large space, when you find several prints or paintings within the same color palette which you'd like to group together, or to display amazing photography in frames. The easiest way to execute this is to plan it first, you can find many free downloadable gallery wall layouts online – HELLO GOOGLE!

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