art by sandra fadayel
WALL ART SIZE GUIDE:
HOW TO SELECT THE SIZE OF ART THAT’LL FIT BEAUTIFULLY IN YOUR SPACE
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:
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.
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.
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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