If you are in the midst of redecorating a space, you will have to think about how the walls will be revamped eventually. Artwork can transform plain walls into beautiful displays that can add character and nuance to the room. Once you have selected the pictures you want to display, your next decision is choosing the right size. If you make your canvas too small, the wall can look overpowering and make even the best paintings look cheap. Make it too large, and it will overwhelm people who walk in. Selecting the right painting size is essential for getting the right look for your space. This guide will help you make the right decision.


This type of wall art is between 10 to 17 inches wide, with some as small as a sheet of paper and others close to the size of a computer monitor. Mini wall art could stand alone sometimes, but it typically looks better when grouped together or as part of a larger collection. You could print one image across four mini prints to highlight each quadrant of the piece and add interest.


This type of print is around 18 to 24 inches, or about the width of a microwave. Similar to mini-sized art, small art makes an impact when grouped with equal pieces for a symmetrical look.


Between 25 inches to 32 inches, medium prints are about half the size of a person. It is large enough to stand alone depending on the size of the wall it is placed on and the surrounding accessories. Medium prints are small enough to complement other pieces as well.


This print is between 33 to 40 inches, making it just a bit bigger than medium. Most walls look complete with just one large print, but you could use several prints to fill all four walls of a room. This size is ideal for images you want to stand out and act as the centrepiece of the room, as it creates a classic look. It can be accented with mini prints if you want to add more visual volume to a wall.


Prints that are larger than 41 inches are considered oversized. These pieces are used as the focal point of a room and typically stand alone. Just be sure to measure the wall before printing an oversized piece so that it does not overwhelm the space.

The key is to make sure whichever size you choose that they complement and accentuate your space and the pieces you already have. The average sofa is about 86 inches long so make sure the prints you get are proportionate to your furniture and accessories. The width of the print should be no more than two-thirds the length of the sofa, and you should mount the print six to 12 inches above the couch. A gallery walla is a creative way to fill a wall in your home without breaking the bank. If you are looking to get high-quality acrylic prints, contact Lamin-8. Our printing professionals can help you pick the right sizes for your space.