Choosing the right size artwork for your room
Whether you are looking for a framed print or a beautiful big canvas, any designer will tell you that adding a unique piece of art to your home will enhance your room. To take it to another level, choosing a piece that says a lot of about you and your personality will bring you joy every day that you look at it.
There is however the always asked question of, “What size artwork should I choose for my wall?”. Here are some quick tips on choosing what will be right for your space.
How big is the room? How high are the ceilings? Is there furniture in the room? These are all things to consider. To prevent a piece of artwork looking lost in a space, a general rule of the art taking up 60% of the wall space will help. It will also help the rest of the room act as a frame to allow the artwork to pop and become the focal point.
If you plan to put the piece above a dresser or bed or any other piece of furniture for that matter, you should make sure that the artwork stays inside the lines of the furniture, taking up two thirds of the space like the image below.
With that being said, rules are meant to be broken, and sometimes bigger is better, especially if you would like to make a statement.
There are some general sizing rules to think about:
- Artwork should not be more than two-thirds longer than your couch.
- Artwork should be at least 15 centimetres above the edge of your furniture.
- A small piece of art can’t fill a big space, either pick one large piece or group small pieces together. Works by the same artist complement each other well.