Art Guide to Sizing and Style

Art Guide to Sizing and Style

Feb 21, 2024Thomas Strand

Choosing the Perfect Canvas Art Prints for Your Home

Selecting the right canvas art prints for your home can transform your space, creating an ambiance that reflects your personality and style. However, with so many options available, the process can be overwhelming. This guide aims to help you navigate the world of canvas art prints, focusing on two crucial aspects: sizing and style. Whether you're decorating a new home or refreshing your current space, these tips will ensure you find the perfect art pieces to complement your decor.

1. Understanding Sizing:

Sizing is Key: The size of the canvas art you choose can significantly impact the look and feel of your room. Here are some tips to help you select the right size:

  • Measure Your Space: Before shopping, measure the wall where you plan to hang the art. This will give you a clear idea of how large or small the canvas should be.

  • Consider Proportions: The art should complement the space without overwhelming it. As a general rule, the art should cover about two-thirds to three-fourths of the wall space. If placing above a sofa use the width of the sofa as your guide.

  • Grouping Smaller Pieces: If you prefer multiple smaller pieces, consider how they will work together. You can group smaller prints to create a gallery wall that makes a statement.

2. Style Considerations:

Reflect Your Personal Taste: The style of the canvas art should reflect your personal taste and complement your home's existing decor. Here are some style considerations:

  • Match Your Home's Theme: Whether your home has a modern, traditional, or eclectic style, choose art that harmonizes with your existing interior.

  • Color Coordination: Look for art that either complements or thoughtfully contrasts with your room’s color palette.

  • Subject Matter: Think about what resonates with you – nature scenes, abstract designs, or portraits can set very different moods.

3. Placement and Lighting:

Where and How to Hang: The placement of your canvas art can affect its impact:

  • Eye Level is Ideal: Hang your artwork so that its center is at eye level. This creates a more harmonious balance in the room. Also, do not hang your art too high above furniture. Between 4 to 8 inches above is a good rule of thumb. It might be tempting to hang your art centered in the wall space but that would distance it from the sofa and create a visual disconnect. If your room has high ceilings you can hang your artwork a bit higher.

  • Lighting Matters: Consider the lighting in your room. Natural light can enhance the colors and details of your canvas, while artificial lighting can be used to highlight the art.

4. Don't Be Afraid to Experiment:

Your Home, Your Rules: Remember, these guidelines are not hard and fast rules. Feel free to experiment with different sizes and styles until you find what works best for your space and your aesthetic.

5. Gallery Walls:

Gallery walls are a great way to fill a larger space. They can be eclectic with varying art styles and frames or a cohesive set of images. Spacing between artwork on gallery walls should be about 3 to 6 inches. Too close and it will feel cluttered, to far apart disconnected.

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6. Size & Placement:



7. Understated Art:

Generally it is recommended that you fill a larger wall space with a larger art piece. However, we are also big fans of minimalism. A smaller artwork in a larger space can have a huge impact if played right.

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8. Conclusion:

Choosing the right canvas art prints for your home is a personal journey. It's about finding pieces that speak to you, fit well within your space, and add to the overall feel of your home. Whether you're looking for a statement piece or a subtle complement to your decor, keeping these tips in mind will help you select art prints that you'll love for years to come.

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If you need more personalized advice or have specific questions about choosing art for different types of rooms or settings, feel free to reach out!  Email Us

You can also experiment with the View in Room tool on the product page. This is a fantastic resource.



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