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:
*from Nations Photo Lab
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