Too big, too small....and just right! Did you know there's a trick to determining what size artwork will look best hung on your wall? Yep, because there's nothing like buying a piece of artwork, hanging it on your wall, only to realize the proportions don't look right...or worse, it's way too small for the space...duoh!!!
The trick is the following...any piece of artwork that you would like to hang centered above a piece of furniture (i.e. couch, bed) should be minimum 2/3rds the width of the piece of furniture.
For example, the below white couch measures 84" long, so I worked with Nancy in Savannah, GA to print a custom sized "You Had Me at Sunset" print measuring 33.3"x50" that would look perfect in her living room. Add in the 3" silver frame around the print, and the framed print was just the right to hang above her couch. (84" x 66.6% = ~56")
Ok, so what if you want a piece of artwork to hang on a large wall vs over a couch or bed? The same 2/3rds rule applies!
Lindsay in Playa Grande, Costa Rica had a large white wall in her living area where she wanted to hang a print. Her wall dimensions measured 115 inches across (from the turquoise door to the wall), 113 inches high and the console table at 51 inches across and 21.5 inches tall. Given those dimensions, we used the console table as an anchor middle point, and went with a print size of 44"x66" and a 5" natural wood frame to custom print and frame Beach Day. (115" x 66.6% = ~76")
Anddddddd one more trick! Before you make a final decision on artwork size, if you need help visualizing the size of the artwork on your wall, grab some Kraft paper or newspaper, cut the paper to the size, and hang the paper on the wall to get a good idea of the size.
Have any questions? I'm happy to help pick out the perfect print to go in your home!
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