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CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE WALL ART PRINT FOR YOUR WALL

August 12, 2020

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE WALL ART PRINT FOR YOUR WALL

 

There are a lot of rules of how to hang wall art prints, and often the first question is, what size wall art should I buy? 

When hanging wall art prints, know the golden rules surrounding width and height. First, the wall art print should be between 4/7 and ¾ as wide as the furniture it’s above. Second, the center of the piece should be about 58” high – that’s the standard height for paintings in an art gallery. Additionally, the bottom of the piece should hang 6-12” above the closest piece of furniture.

Measure to get the right size for your wall art prints.

Two common mistakes when hanging wall art prints? The first is creating a tiny art island in a sea of empty wall space. The second is hanging a piece so high that people need a stepladder to see it.

All you need to do to find the right size is measure the furniture’s width, then multiply by .57 (4/7) and then .75 (¾) to get the size range for the art. For example, if your sofa is 84” wide, then your art should be between 47” and 63” wide.

Decide on how many you want to hang.

When using multiple smaller pieces to cover the recommended width, space pieces 2-4” apart. And, don’t forget to take those spaces into account when calculating the total width.

Know the standards.

Here are the standard sizes of wall art to hang above furniture in your home:

  • For a twin bed, choose art that fits between a 22-30” wide space.
  • For a full bed, choose art that fits between a 30-41” wide space.
  • For a queen bed, choose art that fits between a 34-45” wide space.
  • For a king bed, choose art that fits between a 43-57” wide space.
  • For art above a fireplace, match the width of the art to the width of the fireplace opening.
  • For a 96” sofa, choose art that fits between a 54-72” wide space.
  • For a 72” sofa, choose art that fits between a 41-54” wide space.
  • For a 60” table, choose art that fits between 34-45” wide space.

*from Nations Photo Lab


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Size Guide
Our prints are available in the following sizes: 29.7 x 42cm, 50 x 70cm, 60 x 90cm and 70 x 100cm. If you need a different size, please send us an email at info@escapeliving.co.

To know more about choosing the right size print, read our guide.