How To Choose The Best Size Prints For Your Room

The Best Size Prints For Your Room

The size of the room

If you have a more sizable room with high ceilings, you could choose a large print size that takes up as much as three-quarters of the wall. This will make the room look less empty and create a visually appealing focus point for those who enter. As a general rule, your print should fit within two-thirds to three-quarters of the wall.

The furniture

You’ll need to determine if your print will be hung over a couch or T.V. as this will affect the size of your print. Typically, your print should be three fourths the width of your furniture and 6” to 12” above. If your looking to hang your print over your T.V., you might benefit from a gallery wall as this will sometimes better complement a flat screen T.V.

The size of the wall

Is your wall horizontal shaped or vertical? Sticking to a shape similar to your wall is the best way to determine the right print size. As well, if there are any other prints hanging on your wall, you’ll need to factor those in and adjust the ratio accordingly.

Other tips

The above tips are important first steps in choosing the best print size for your room, but there are some other things to keep in mind:

  • Art should be hung at eye level. An average guideline is 5’6” if you are much taller or shorter.
  • Combine several different, smaller prints to create a gallery wall if you’re not quite ready to invest in a larger print.
  • Calculate the width of a frame if you’re planning to use one, as this will add additional width to your photograph.

Keep the above tips in mind when choosing a print size for your room. Choosing the right print size will ensure your work, or that of others, stands out and isn’t competing with your furniture or other paintings in the room. Look to the size of the room, wall and surrounding furniture, and follow some other simple tips to help make your prints stand out.

For more information about measurement selection for your prints, contact the experts at Print Partner today.