Wall Art Size Guide: What Size Wall Art Or Picture Do I Need?

Wall Art Size Guide: What Size Wall Art Or Picture Do I Need?

If you're looking to order new wall art, knowing what size artwork you need will help you find the perfect size for your space. Since wall art comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, choosing the right one for you depends on the size of your living room or bedroom wall, or office space, wherever you will be hanging the art. Choosing the right type of artwork and style, for example original art and paintings, limited edition art or framed prints, depends on your personal favourite preference and budget.

Our helpful guide will help you narrow down the options on offer to choose the wall art that is the perfect size for you.

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Choose Your Favourite Art Type

With so many different options of wall art available to choose from, by browsing the different colours and types, such as Original PaintingsLimited Edition Art Prints, or Open Edition Art Prints, you can begin to define your favourite styles.

Have a look at our Wall Art Guide to help you browse the various colours and options available.

Depending on the wall space you are looking to hang your new artwork on will determine how you measure the space for your picture. Have a browse through our range of guides below to help you find the perfect living room art, kitchen art, bedroom art, office art and more.

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  • How to Find the right size Original Painting
  • How to Find the right size Limited Edition Print
  • Find the Right Size Framed Art Prints
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    Now, let’s start by taking a look at the process to find your perfect sized art.

    How to measure a wall for new artwork

    Measuring for a new artwork properly is the most important factor to ensure your painting or picture fits the wall space well. By choosing the right artwork size, you will ensure the picture looks as beautiful as it should in your room when hung.

    Some of the considerations to make are:

    • The height of your ceiling
    • The length of your wall space
    • Where in the room you would like to hang the picture
    • Any original features on your wall such as a fireplace or alcove
    • Furniture that can obscure the picture, such as a sofa or bed

     

    Once you know the answer to these five points, you will be able to choose the perfect sized artwork for your room. The overall size of your artwork is the only thing that cannot be changed once you decide on a size. When you choose to add a frame to your painting or print, there are many options to customise the artwork to look as you desire.

    For example, for a print or painting on paper, you can select to add a mount (passe-partout) if you want a classic, luxurious finish. 

    When measuring your space, it’s always good to start by measuring from around 20 centimeters from the height of the ceiling down, and 20 centimeters from the top of any furniture (eg. a sofa or bed) or the floor. 

    This is what we recommend as the maximum overall area available for your new artwork. Then, from this stage you can determine the actual size of the artwork you would like, and remember to take into account the size of the framing.

    A simple way to do this is to decide on what you would like the ‘picture size’ to be, which is the size of the painting or print without any framing or bleed/white border (if adding a mount).

    Our premium solid wood frames for art prints have a 20mm solid wood profile, so you should allow 4 centimeters on each side of the picture for framing if you aren’t adding a mat/passe-partout.

    Our floating or tray frames which we use for canvas have a 15mm solid wood profile, so remember to allow 3 centimetres on each side to get the final outer dimensions of the framed canvas.

    Take a look at our simple guide which we have created to help make finding the ideal wall art size even easier. 

    Wall Art Size Guide

    Here is a standard size guide to assist you in finding the perfect art to fit your space:

     

    Art Prints And Framed Wall Art Size Guide

    Artwork Size (cm, inches)

    Artwork Type

    Overall Frame Size (cm, inches)

    Which Size Art?

    30 x 30 cm, 11.81 x 11.81 inch

    Framed Art Print

    34 x 34 cm, 13.39 x 13.39 inch

    Small Wall Art

    30 x 40 cm, 11.81 x 15.75 inch

    Framed Art Print

    34 x 44 cm, 13.39 x 17.32 inch

    Small Wall Art

    40 x 50 cm, 15.75 x 19.69 inch

    Framed Art Print

    44 x 54 cm, 17.32 x 21.26 inch

    Medium Wall Art

    50 x 50 cm, 19.69 x 19.69 inch

    Framed Art Print

    54 x 54 cm, 21.26 x 21.26 inch

    Medium Wall Art

    50 x 50 cm, 19.69 x 19.69 inch

    Framed Canvas Art Print

    53 x 53 cm, 20.87 x 20.87 inch

    Medium Wall Art

    50 x 70 cm, 19.69 x 27.56 inch

    Framed Art Print

    54x 74 cm, 21.26 x 29.13 inch

    Medium Wall Art

    50 x 70 cm, 19.69 x 27.56 inch

    Framed Canvas Art Print

    53 x 73 cm, 20.87 x 28.74 inch

    Medium Wall Art

    60 x 90 cm, 23.62 x 35.43 inch 

    Framed Art Print

    64 x 94 cm, 25.20 x 35.43 inch

    Large Wall Art

    70 x 70 cm, 27.56 x 27.56 inch

    Framed Art Print

    74 x 74 cm, 29.13 x 29.13 inch

    Large Wall Art

    70 x 70 cm, 27.56 x 27.56 inch

    Framed Canvas Art Print

    73 x 73 cm, 28.74 x 28.74 inch

    Large Wall Art

    70 x 100 cm, 27.56 x 39.37 inch

    Framed Art Print 

    74 x 104 cm, 29.13 x 40.94 inch

    Large Wall Art

    70 x 100 cm, 27.56 x 39.37 inch

    Framed Canvas Art Print

    73 x 103 cm, 28.74 x 40.55 inch

    Large Wall Art

    90 x 90 cm, 35.43 x 35.43 inch

    Framed Canvas Art Print

    93 x 93 cm, 36.61 x 36.61 inch

    Large Wall Art

    100 x 100 cm, 39.37 x 39.37 inch

    Framed Canvas Art Print

    103 x 103 cm, 40.55 x 40.55 inch

    Large Wall Art

    90 x 120 cm, 35.43 x 

    Framed Canvas Art Print

    93 x 123 cm, 36.61 x 48.43 inch

    Extra Large Wall Art

    90 x 150 cm, 35.43 x 59.06 inch

    Framed Canvas Art Print

    93 x 153 cm, 36.61 x 60.24 inch 

    Extra Large Wall Art

    Looking For Custom Art?

    If you are looking for something truly unique or if your wall size isn’t typical to match our standard sizes, discover our bespoke art service. We offer custom size original paintings and prints on canvas or framed prints in our glass picture frames, as well as custom mount/mat options if you’d like a more contemporary style picture.

    Get in touch to commission one of our talented artists to create a bespoke piece of art for you.

     

    Get In Touch

    If you'd like any help, our friendly customer service team are on-hand to assist you. With experience in finding the right sized artwork for every space, let our team guide you with any questions may have.

    Contact Us Online or call us today on 0208 0999 243.