When you purchase canvas wall art, you want to be sure that it is the right size for the space in which you plan to hang it. There are a few things to consider when determining the appropriate size for your canvas wall art.
Consider the overall size of the room or space
First, consider the overall size of the room or space in which you plan to hang the artwork. You don’t want the artwork to be too small or too large for the space. It should be proportional to the other elements in the room. For example, if you have a large empty wall, you can go with a larger piece of canvas wall art. But if your wall space is limited, or if you already have other décor on the walls, then a smaller piece would be more appropriate.
Consider the people standing to the artwork
Second, think about how close people will be standing to the artwork when they view it. If people will be standing close, then a larger piece of artwork may be overwhelming. Conversely, if people will be viewing it from across the room, then a smaller piece may get lost on the wall. In general, it’s best to choose artwork that is somewhere between 2/3 and 3/4 of the width of furniture placed beneath it (such as a sofa or console table).
How visible the artwork is in a particular space
Third, take into account any other factors that might impact how visible or noticeable the artwork is in a particular space. For example, if there is strong natural light coming into a room from windows or skylights, then brighter and bolder colors in your canvas wall art will likely show up better than more subdued colors. On the other hand, dimmer artificial lighting can make bright colors appear muted and can make darker colors appear even darker; so take that into consideration when choosing your artwork as well.
Consider colors/subjects/sizes of canvas wall art
Once you’ve considered all of these factors, look at different pieces of canvas wall art and see which ones are closest to fitting your desired size range. From there narrow down your choices further by considering color schemes, subject matter/themes (if applicable), and artist style until you find just one or two pieces that really speak to you and work well within your budget too!