When it comes to wall art, size matters a lot! Even a wonderful piece of art, when size is not right, may feel off in your room.
Whether you need the right frame for a gallery wall or need a canvas for your living room, size can make or break your art. Your wall art should appear eye-catching and pleasing. Too big and your room can feel overcrowded, or choose something too small, your space will look incomplete.
To help you, we have come up with this easy size guide to ensure that your art fits beautifully in the room. This comprehensive guide will help you choose wall art that's the right size for your space.
General Sizing Rules
Check out the following two simple and basic rules as your great tool to choose the wall art of the right size. Keep in mind that understanding and evaluating these rules involve a little math:
Rule 1 - On an Empty Wall
Your wall art should take about 60% to 75% of the available empty wall space, the portion not covered by moldings or furniture. Measure the height and width of the wall. Now, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. As a result, you will get the range of canvas print sizes to suit the space.
For instance, if your blank wall is 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide, multiply 9 by 0.6 to get the low end of the ideal height range. Then multiply 9 by 0.75 to get the high end of the ideal height range. Do the same for your wall's 5 feet width. The ideal height of the canvas would be 5.4 - 6.75 and the ideal width would be 3 feet - 3.75 feet.
Rule 2 - Above Furniture
Wall art that you want to hang over furniture, such as a fireplace, a bed or a couch, should be between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture's width. To measure the ideal art size above your furniture, consider this example: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. You need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to fit impressively above the couch.
Popular Canvas Sizes for Home Decor
Check out the most popular canvas sizes for your home décor or craft project:
36"X75" - Ideal for the Hallway
Large wall art that measures 36 inches by 75 inches in height and width can create a polished, classic look in your space. This wall art size works well in long hallways as well as over your entertainment area.
Wall art of this size can have printed inspirational quotes or a collection of your favorite travel or family photographs printed on the canvas.
48"X32" - Perfect above the Sofa
A canvas size that measures 48 inches by 32 inches in height and width looks awesome above a 78 inches sofa in the living room.
Also, pay attention to the height at which you hang the art. Generally, for a pleasing aesthetic, you should place the center of the canvas at eye-level. Hang it between 6 and 12 inches above the couch to give it some room to breathe.
52"X32" - The Size That Can't Go Wrong
Planning a gallery wall above the furniture, or hanging a split canvas? The best size is 52 inches by 32 inches in height and width. Use canvas of asymmetrical sizes and arrange them in symmetry to create an eye-catching look on your wall.
Gallery walls and multi-panel artworks look awesome in the living room, hallway and even in a bedroom above the bed. It looks awesome over a king or queen bed. Make sure you have empty space around the artwork so that the arrangement looks organized and appealing.
66"X33" - For Creating a Focal Point
Looking for an oversize gallery wall? Go with this size!
Pick the size to create a focal point in your room that has a large empty wall. You should measure the space before installing this oversized wall art as this size can be overwhelming in a room with small walls.
If you have smaller pieces, you can hang them in a group to create a striking gallery wall, even in large spaces.
68"X45" - The Dramatic Option!
Looking for something really dramatic and big for a massively large empty wall? Got you!
Choose super, oversized wall art that measures 68 inches by 45 inches in height and width. If you want to cover the entire wall above your couch or bed, this makes the right size selection for your canvas. It makes your space look dramatic and appealing while adding a luxurious factor to your space.
Before hanging your well-sized wall art, make sure you mark the corners where you want to hang it. For marking, you can use a paper tape so that you can visualize the canvas before actually buying or drilling a hole into the wall.
We hope you find this size guide very helpful for you when planning a wall art. Now that you have this handy guide, you can invest in some fun, appealing, and inspiring pieces of artwork appropriate.
Need some help with hanging your new wall art? Check out our Hanging Instructions.