Sizing Your Picture

Sizing Your Picture

As an artist, one of the biggest crimes is hanging a picture that is simply too small for the room.  An 8×10 above the sofa can look like a postage stamp. Sizing your picture is crucial for the best decor.

How Big?

How big should it be?

Well, that depends on the room and where you are going to hang it.  But, my rule of thumb is 1/2 (or more) of the width of the viewing area.

Let me give an example…

Suppose you have a space above the fireplace that is framed by book shelves.  Let’s say it is 6′ wide.  Then, your framed print should be at least 3′ wide, and allowing for some space on the edges, probably no more than 5′ wide.

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Above the Sofa

Here’s another example…

If your sofa is 80″ wide, your print should be at least 40″ wide.  This allows the print to be seen by people facing the sofa.

Our Services

Our services allow you to size your print.  We offer Petite, Small, Medium, Large, Grande and Massive as our sizes.  You’ll notice these are print specific.  (i.e. One Petite might be 15.5 x 18.5, while another might be 16¾ x 19¾.)  The size is relative to its length and width.  (Note:  Grande and Massive  are often only available as prints due to shipping restrictions.  For those sizes, we recommend a local, custom framer.)

Using our services you can select your print, its size, a frame and mat (up to 3 layers) and the glass over the print.  Here’s a small and large of the same print…

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copyright 2016 db walton - sizing your print


Ordering is easy.  Look to the right side of the screen once you’ve selected your print.  There you will find all of the paper, framing, matting and glazing options.  The price components are even broken down for you.

For example:

A framed print might cost $326.02.  This breaks down as follows:

Print $92.45
Frame $88.40
Mats $72.00
Glazing $43.73
Fitting $29.45

What are you waiting for?

Order a print today!