The 1st question we often get from clients is “How big should my canvas print be?” In general, the canvas print should take up 57% – 75% of any wall that isn’t covered by furniture or mouldings.

 While there are no hard and fast rules to hanging art, your selection shall please your view at first glance and not wider than the size of the furniture below, if any. The general rule of thumb we use is that artwork should be about 57-75% of the width of the furniture, and this applies to a single piece of art or a grouping. We’ve created a cheat sheet.

Firstly, start by measuring your wall and use the reference measurements to determine the perfect size for your space. A high impact picture speaks a thousand words. So we usually inclined towards larger pieces. Tip: Sometimes we find it’s more affordable and creative to hang a collage instead of one enormous piece though. So get started with your imagination and make the wall meaningful.


22″ – 30″40″
28.5″ – 37.5″50″
34″ – 45″60″
40″ – 52″70″
45.5″ – 60″80″



 As a rule of thumb, the width and length of your canvas print should fall within the range of the calculation below:

 Measure the width and length of your wall

  1. Multiply the width and length by 57% and 75%

Canvas PRINTING ABOVE THE sofa couch

Canvas art over sofa couch in living room

Your canvas print should be 2/3 to 3/4 the width of your sofa. Nonetheless, the artwork should never be wider than the sofa or couch. If you opt for 2-5 smaller pieces rather than one large piece, consider leaving ~4.5″ – 8″ gap between each piece. It should be hung 6” – 12” above the top of your couch.

Canvas printing over above the bed

Canvas art above the bed in bedroom

When it comes to the focal piece of canvas print in your room, don’t forget the golden rules surrounding width and height.

In short, hanging canvas print above your bed or any other piece of furniture, it should be 4-6 inches above the top of the furniture.

Here are the recommended sizes of wall art to hang above the bed:

  • For a twin bed, choose art that’s between 22-30” wide.
  • For a full bed, choose art that’s between 30-41” wide.
  • For a queen bed, choose art that’s between 34-45” wide.
  • For a king bed, choose art that’s between 43-57” wide.

Finally as a summary, save this handy infographic below for more information.

Canvas printing save selection guide.

Preserve your best moment with canvas.

Now you have learnt to choose the right size of the canvas print. Choose the best quality museum grade canvas printed with advanced Giclee technology to decorate your place.