The Complete Guide

Sizing Art
For Your Space

Elevate Your Room's Aesthetic

The Complete Guide to Choosing the Right Size Art for Your Space

Elevate Your Room's Aesthetic by Nailing the Size of Your Art

Deciding what size artwork you need for a specific space can be tricky. Art pulls a room together, but if the size isn't right, something will feel off. Too big and your space can feel overcrowded, too small and your room can look incomplete.

Don’t worry! I have a few tried and true tricks to make sure you feel confident choosing the right size for your home.

Part One
Consider Your Space
Use these tips to avoid both overwhelming and underwhelming with your art.

Consider the Wall Space

Before purchasing any artwork, carefully measure the wall space where you intend to hang it. Take note of the width and height available. This will provide you with a clear idea of the maximum dimensions your artwork can be without overwhelming or underwhelming the space. You'll use these numbers in the next section.

Proportion is Key

Maintaining proportion is crucial when choosing the size of your art piece. A general rule of thumb is to ensure the artwork takes up around two-thirds to three-fourths of the available wall space. This applies whether you have one large piece or multiple pieces. This helps create visual balance and prevents the art from appearing lost or disproportionate against the wall.

Room Size Matters

The size of the room itself should also influence your art selection. In larger rooms, opt for larger pieces or groupings of multiple artworks to fill the space adequately. Conversely, smaller rooms may benefit from smaller or medium-sized artworks to avoid overwhelming the area.

Furniture Placement

Consider the location of furniture when determining the size of your art. Artwork should ideally be centered above furniture such as sofas or beds. The general rule is to choose a piece that is roughly two-thirds the width of the furniture beneath it. This helps anchor the space and creates a cohesive look.

Part Two
The Golden Rule
Let's take the data you gathered and use it to find the perfect size art!

Art should take up 2/3 to 3/4 of your wall space. Measure the height and width of your wall and then multiply them by both .66 and .75 to find your minimum and maximum. You can use the same calculation to find the range of sizes of art to best fit above a piece of furniture. 

For example, if your credenza is 5 feet wide, multiply 5 by .66 and .75. In this case, a piece of art between 3.3 feet and 3.75 feet wide will look great above the credenza.

Remember—you can combine multiple pieces to achieve the right size!

Quick Reference Guide

Furniture Piece Art Size
72" sofa 48-54" wide
84" sofa 56-66" wide
96" sofa 36-72" wide
Twin Bed 25-30" wide
Full Bed 35-41" wide
Queen Bed 40-45" wide
King Bed 50-57" wide
48" table 32-36" wide
60" table 40-48" wide
78" table 52-59" wide
Part Three
Visualize It
Use my mockup tool to help you make the right decision!

Did you know I have a tool to help you visualise art in your very own room? If you navigate to any of my print listings, you'll see two buttons. One will let you see art in a sample room and the other will let you upload photos of your own space and add any number of my prints (with framing options) to your walls to see how they look.

You can even map out multiple walls and walls that are on an angle. Watch the video below and then try it for yourself.

All Done
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