How to Choose the Perfect Size Wall Art for Your Space: A Comprehensive Guide by Pixalot
Are you struggling to find the perfect wall art for your space? Whether you have a completely blank wall or one with furniture in front of it, selecting the right size wall art can be a challenging task. But don't worry, Pixalot has got you covered! In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you choose the perfect size wall art for your wall, ensuring a balanced and visually appealing result. So, let's dive in!
Step 1: Measure the wall
Before you start browsing the beautiful wall art collection at Pixalot, you need to measure the width and height of the wall where you plan to hang the art. Write down these dimensions, as you'll need them for later calculations.
Step 2: Consider the wall's context
Next, identify if the wall is completely blank or if there's furniture in front of it. This is an essential step, as the type and size of the furniture will impact the size and placement of your wall art.
Step 3: Determine the art size
Now that you have the measurements and context of your wall, it's time to calculate the ideal width of your wall art. For a completely blank wall, Pixalot recommends that the wall art should ideally cover 75% of the wall's width. For a wall with furniture, the wall art should span 75% of the furniture's width. Use the measurements you took in step 1 and calculate the perfect width of your wall art.
Step 4: Plan the placement
Ensure there is enough space left around the wall art to create visual balance. The recommended space to leave above, below, and on the sides of your wall art is: Above: Approximately 15-30 cm above furniture, or, for a blank wall, at eye level (around 145-152 cm from the floor to the center of the art piece). Below: The distance from the floor will vary depending on the presence of furniture, but generally aim for a minimum of 15-20 cm. Sides: Leave a minimum of 15-20 cm on either side of the wall art to prevent it from feeling cramped.
Step 5: Plan spacing between multiple art pieces
If you're hanging multiple pieces of wall art, maintain a consistent spacing of 5-15 cm between each piece. This will create a cohesive and visually appealing arrangement. For example, if you're creating a gallery wall, you can use this guideline to plan the layout and ensure a harmonious display.
Step 6: Visualise the arrangement
Before purchasing or hanging the wall art, visualise the arrangement using painter's tape or paper cutouts. This will help you confirm that the chosen size and placement are suitable for your space.
Step 7: Choose the wall art
Now that you have determined the ideal size and placement for your wall art, you can confidently browse Pixalot's extensive collection of art & photography and choose artwork that complements your interior design and personal style. With a vast selection of genres, styles, and artists, you're sure to find the perfect piece for your space.
Step 8: Hang the wall art
Using appropriate hanging hardware (supplied on all Pixalot wall art), securely hang your wall art according to your planned arrangement. Remember to use a level to ensure the pieces are straight and evenly spaced. If you're not confident in your hanging abilities, consider hiring a professional to ensure the artwork is securely and properly mounted.
Step 9: Enjoy your new wall art
With your wall art now in place, take a step back and admire your new, beautifully decorated space. The perfect size and placement of your wall art will enhance the overall aesthetics of your room, creating a visually appealing and harmonious environment for you and your guests to enjoy.