Wall Art Size Guide: How to Select the Perfect Size Art for Your Home

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WALL ART SIZE GUIDE:
HOW TO SELECT THE SIZE OF ART THAT’LL FIT BEAUTIFULLY IN YOUR SPACE

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Once you’ve chosen the perfect piece of art, you may be feeling a bit unsure of its size, and if it’ll fit beautifully in your space. Here are some quick tips you can use as a guide.


Rule of Thumb 

Look at the overall size of the wall you have. For maximum impact, your artwork should take up about two-thirds or three-quarters of that space. You can achieve this either through a few big pieces, or a collection of smaller pieces.

 

To make things a bit easier, the artwork on this website has been organized into 3 size categories:

1. Small
Small pieces are those with sides no more than 40cm (15 ¾”). They can be placed alone, and work well in small niches or on narrow walls, or leaning on a shelf. However, they’re most often used as part of a grouping or paired together.

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2. Medium
Medium pieces are those with sides no more than 80cm (31 ½”).
A medium-size piece of art can stand alone, or, depending on the size of wall it’s on, you could integrate it within a gallery wall.  If one piece looks too small, hang a series of vertical artworks that are the same size to create a set.

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Gallery wall of medium and small size art pieces.

 

3. Large
Large pieces of art are those that have a side over 80cm (31 ½”).  A large piece will usually be the focal point of a room, like a bed or a sofa, and sets a more classic look.  Ensure you measure the wall the art’s going on to make sure it fits and doesn’t clash with light switches, thermostats, or furniture.

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Large-size art hanging over a sofa corner



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