Wall Placement Guide

Adding our photographs to your home or office decor will enhance your room with color and style, creating an eye catching design to your space.   We offer canvas prints in a variety of sizes to meet your needs.  

When determining the size of the photograph to purchase for your home or business, consider how it will look compared to the size of the furniture or wall

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Square art will fall between 8 and 30 inches.  These canvas prints can be arranged to be a single art piece on the wall or more often they are used in a grouping or collection of art pieces.

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Small portrait canvas prints can make an impact on a wall when grouped with another. 

Medium sized canvas prints are between 2 and 3 feet and can stand alone.

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Large or panoramic landscape canvas prints are usually larger than 3 feet and can be dramatic for a large, empty wall.  Typically this size of canvas print is used to stand alone on a wall, such as behind a sofa, in an office waiting room, behind a reception desk, or on any bare wall to make the wall look complete and creating a welcoming and classic look for the space.

Choosing the Right Size

When selecting the photograph for a room, bigger is better!  If your investing in our photographs for your room, take in to account the amount of furniture in the room, the height of the ceiling so you maximize the statement that the canvas print will bring to the space.  A tall narrow wall will benefit from a canvas print that is of similar shape (portrait), while a large horizontal space would benefit from landscape oriented canvas print. 

 

In looking at the wall, the canvas print should take up 2/3 to 3/4 of the wall.  Note that this also can be accomplished using square, small, and medium sized canvas prints that are grouped as a collection, creating a gallery wall that is fun and eye-catching.

Tips for Placement on a Wall

Do choose a canvas print width that is between 1/2 to 3/4 as wide as the furniture or use multiple canvas prints in a grouping or collection to cover the measured space.  The canvas prints should not be wider than the width of the furniture.

Do center the canvas print on the wall at the correct height.  Don't set it at "eye level." Instead we suggest that the center point of the canvas print is set at ~58" above ground.   Of course, this does not work for every wall given it's height, but it is a good starting point when positioning a single canvas print on a wall.

If your hanging an even number of a group or collection of our photographs, consider hanging it as though it was one entire square canvas print.  Then place the grouping or collection of canvas prints with consideration of that center point.  When doing an even number of a group or collection of our photographs, our suggested spacing for the canvas prints is about 2 to 4 inches apart.  So keep that spacing in mind when you calculate what size canvas prints you would need to purchase for your measured space. 

When grouping canvas prints to create a gallery, have a main shape in mind, such as a square, rectangle, oval, etc.  All of the canvas prints should more or less fit in to that shape and appear as balanced.

Odd numbers of a group or collection of canvas prints can be attractive to the eye as a vertical display for a narrow wall or horizontally.  A normal spacing for the odd number grouping would be 4 to 6 inches between each frame.  You can use your hand, fingers closed, to determine that spacing as well.

Asymmetrical balance is a great option for a group or collection of photographs that are not necessarily the same but share similar elements such as color or subject matter.  This is great for larger canvas art where you stagger one lower than the other so that the top and bottom of each canvas print does not match.

Before placing your canvas prints on the wall, lay out everything on a table or on the floor.  If doing a grouping or collection of photographs, then move the pieces around to find the effect you like the best before placing the canvas prints on the wall.

Do keep the bottom of the canvas prints 6 to 8 inches above the top of a sofa, tabletop or chair.  

Remember to not choose a small photograph for a large wall leaving a tremendous amount of empty space around it.  Fill up the wall.  It is important to take up as much of the wall space when hanging your canvas print.

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