Many times, after viewing the online gallery with the images from your session, you may be a little hesitant as to what wall size print to get. It’s perfectly normal to wonder and there are a few steps that will make this decision a little easier.
I first advise to choose where you want your images to be displayed. The living room or family room is usually a good place to start. Most people like the 8×10 size of their favorite image to go on the wall over the sofa.
Let’s see how that looks:
Kind of puny, isn’t it? That is a regular size sofa and, as you can see, that 8×10 canvas of your favorite image looks like a postage stamp on the wall. Not very impressive at all. In fact, it will be rather hard to see unless you’re standing right next to it.
How about a canvas that is proportioned to your sofa and wall?
The difference is quite striking, isn’t it? While, at first, the 20×40 inches size may seem too large, when hung up on the wall above the sofa, it looks harmonious and perfectly sized. Your image becomes the focus of attention, as it should be. I recommend canvases because they are an instant piece of art and come ready to hang. Canvases are also durable and have an archival life of 150 years, when cared for properly. It’s an investment that will become a family heirloom.
Now let’s compare the 8×10 with the other popular sizes of 11×14 and 16×10:
Even the 16×20 doesn’t feel quite right, if it were by itself. And you start to realize how ridiculous that 8×10 is up on the wall. That is actually why I recommend 8×10 prints to be displayed as tabletop decor items on an easel.
If you can’t choose your favorite image, then a group display of 3-4 images becomes a good option:
It’s a good way to incorporate variety without compromising your favorite choice. You can also see that smaller sizes look right at home in a group display setting, as they help balance the anchor piece.
Another popular place to display your baby’s images is the nursery:
What better wall decorations to have in your baby’s nursery than her own baby pictures to look at? This is a group display that will look perfect on any wall. Many smiles and happy moments guaranteed!
Your favorite classic image as one large canvas in black and white is instant art that will never go out of style.
And that is why, when it comes to wall displays of your favorite images, bigger is better!
As a reminder, you receive a 20-25% discount on wall prints and canvases with the purchase of digital collections II and III. I’m also available to help you decide what size and image will be a best fit for your custom wall display.