Portrait Wall Art Sizes
What size should your portrait wall artwork be? When it comes to wall art for your home, size matters. A framed museum canvas portrait of your family can be the statement decor your room was missing, yet if the size isn’t right, something will feel off. You want your wall art to be eye-catching and pull the space together rather than feel like it doesn’t belong. Too small and your room can look incomplete, too big and the room can feel a little too crowded. To ensure that your family's masterpiece portrait fits beautifully and complements the room, we’ve put together this easy guide to help you pick wall art that's the right size for your space.
Whether you want to decorate the blank space above your couch or the empty wall in the bedroom, you’ll want the size of your art to be just right for the room. Rules are sometimes meant to be broken, especially with a heirloom family portrait, but when it comes to sizing the following rules serve as a great tool to get you on the right track. Yes, there is some basic math involved, but trust me it’ll be worth it. Generally, wall art should take about 60 to 75% of the space of your wall. With that in mind, here are some tips:
- When hanging wall art over furniture, such as a bed, a fireplace or a couch, all you need to do to find the right size is measure the furniture’s width, then multiply by .60 and then .75 to get the size range for the art. For example, if your sofa is 84” wide, then your art should be between 47” and 66” wide.
- Whether you’re hanging a single piece or creating a gallery wall, the sample principles apply! Use multiple smaller pieces to cover the recommended width. Space pieces 2-4” apart. And, be sure to take those spaces into account when calculating the total width!
In general, bigger is always better. A small portrait wall art can’t fill a big space and a big canvas print will create a beautiful focal point. As you saw in the sizing rules above, your wall art should take up a large portion of an empty wall and be large relative to the furniture as well. So when in doubt, go big! The Masterpiece Collection is the perfect option for a statement artwork for your home.
If you want smaller pieces, no need to worry. You can group them together to create an eye catching gallery wall - just make sure to have multiple portraits to fill the wall space!
Regardless of which way you want to go for your family portraits, we will help you during the process to pick the right family portrait artwork for your home. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!