Ready to add some stunning artwork to your home or office? Even if you've found the perfect piece, you may be wondering what size is right for the space. Choosing the right size of your artwork can make a tremendous difference. Too big, and it will overpower the room; too small, and it will look out of place. In this blog post, we'll take a look at some tips to help you decide on the perfect size of artwork for your space.

1. Consider the Room Size

The first thing you want to do is consider the size of the room where you plan to hang the artwork. If you have a large room, a small piece could easily get lost on the wall. On the other hand, in a small room, a huge piece of art could be overwhelming. So, determine the size of your room and take a photo of the wall where you plan to hang the artwork. This will help you visualize what sizes will work in the space.

2. Measure the Space

Now that you have an idea of how much room you have, measure the wall space to determine the maximum size of art that will fit the space. After measuring, decide whether you want a single large piece or a collection of smaller pieces. These collections of small pieces can be more flexible and can allow you to accommodate larger spaces.  As a general guideline, aim for artwork that occupies around one-half to two-thirds of the wall's width or furniture and one-third to one-half of total wall height. This proportion helps create a visually balanced arrangement. However, it's essential to consider the overall aesthetic and the specific artwork you're working with.

3. Consider the Furniture

Don't forget to consider any furniture in the room when deciding on the size of the artwork. Pictures need a focal point, so you don’t want your furniture to compete with the artwork. Be sure to leave space between your artwork and furniture. Also, try to match the horizontal length display to the width of the furniture. Keep in mind that the art should be around two-thirds the size of the furniture piece.


4. Determine how many pieces of art you want
If you're stumped on what size artwork to choose, why not mix it up? Create a gallery wall with varied sizes of artwork. If you're going for a varied look, be sure to consider color, texture, and shape to create a cohesive and well-balanced look. You can also just hang of one piece  art work or a pair etc. It is really up to you to decide, and apply the same rules for overall height and width.

5. Try it Out
Finally, it is always best to try out different sizes before making a final decision. You can use painter's tape or cardboard cutouts to mimic the artwork size and experiment with locations in your room. Adjusting size or placement until you find what is favorable for your space is crucial.

Choosing the right size of artwork for your space can make the difference between a dull space and a stunning one. Always remember to consider the room's size when selecting art to be able to acquire the perfect fit for your art piece. Including the perfect artwork in your space will inspire you and your guests, as well as creating a warm and welcoming ambiance to your cherished home.

Hallie Henderson