Sizing Artwork For The bedroomArt over your bed should appeal to you, expressing personality. The piece you select will be viewed each night, choose wisely! This piece doesn’t have to be a canvas print or a framed photograph. It can be a mirror, something you collect, or a grouping of objects. When choosing canvas print or photograph for over your headboard, picture size depends on bed size, headboard, and room size. An oversized picture can dwarf the room, but a canvas print that is too small can be swallowed up by the scale of the bed and wall. Before hanging the picture, you can use a piece of cardboard that represents the size of the photograph or canvas print. Place it where you will hang the artwork, then decide if it looks good in the space you wish to display it. Try other sizes until you find the perfect fit for your room. Art hung over the bed should be large, stand out, and run the length of your headboard to blend with bedrooms. Don’t have a picture that you think will look good at that size? No worries, you can still get the same effect (if not better) by creating a wall collage using a grouping of smaller canvas prints or framed prints.
Sizing Artwork For The FireplacePlacing art above the mantle allows you four options based on the natural flow of the fireplace. You can decipher what type of natural flow your fireplace creates if you measure the distance between the two lines on the mantle to get the exact width. Use this measurement to create an eye-catching display. The common fireplace mantle is 5-6 feet wide (60” - 72”, and when you hang the picture above the fireplace mantle, a print is placed higher, than when displayed on a regular wall. A framed artwork or canvas print could range between 30”x24” to 40”x30” for the best effect. Keeping with a rule of 2/3 - 3/4 the size of the mantle.
Designed by Sally SteponkusHere are four more options when hanging prints above a fireplace:
- One medium sized print placed in the center above the mantle.
- Four smaller prints of the same size extending across the width of the mantle.
- Three vertical prints, similar in size, extending across the mantle.
- One oversized print running the length of the mantle.
Sizing Artwork Over Sofas and LoveseatsCanvas Prints should be 30”x40” in size for details to be viewed. The picture you select should measure 2/3 the length of the sofa. Vertical or horizontal prints show well behind loveseats. Horizontal pictures have more impact behind sofas since they span across the wall. If you have a wider sofa, two vertical images next to one another will fill the wall space nicely. The print should stand out on its own, but using throws and pillows to highlight a color in the print helps tie it into the room.
Design by Underwood Interiors