What Print Size Should I Choose?
Deciding on the size of the art print you are going to order can seem overwhelming at first, but there are a few ways to make this decision easier.
First and foremost, if you haven't already, I highly suggest measuring the wall space that you are planning to hang the print. A general rule of thumb for hanging artwork over a piece of furniture: you don't want the print to be wider than the furniture. If you don't have a specific wall in mind, or you're not planning to hang the art over furniture, then disregard these tips.
Once you know the dimensions of your wall space, take a look at the print size options for the photo you have in mind in my shop. Using masking tape, measure and mark out a couple of different print sizes on your wall, so you can see exactly how much space the print is going to take up, and whether or not that size looks right for your space. This step alone is super helpful in making the right print size choice.
Another excellent tool that will help you decide on a size is the "Wall Preview" tool in my shop. If you click on any photo, you'll notice a blue button to the right of the image marked "Wall Preview". Click on that, and you'll be able to see how different print sizes look in various rooms, including a living room, bedroom, nursery, conference room, sitting area, cafe, reception/lobby, or restaurant. You can even change the wall color to match the paint color on your wall, so you can see if the print will match well in your room.
One thing to bear in mind: if you are planning to order a framed print, the finished framed size will be larger than the print size. The framed size will depend on the mat and frame you choose. For example, if you chose a 16x24 print with a two inch mat and a one-inch frame, the finished framed size will be 22x30 inches.
Final note: Don't be afraid to go big! Large prints can make a statement on your wall, and have great visual impact. Many of my fine art seascape and boat prints can be printed very large, up to 40x60 inches and sometimes larger, depending on the image. Larger prints can be especially powerful on canvas, as there is no glass or gloss to create glare, so the visual effect is bold and vibrant.