When hanging your art/portraits in your home, size really does matter. You may think that an 11×14 is a huge print, but I assure you… it is not. In fact, we recommend only hanging 11x14s if they are in a cluster. An 11×14 is not considered a “wall print”. If not in a cluster, we recommend displaying it on an easel on a shelf. When considering what size portrait you will be purchasing, always measure the wall where you would like it to hang. Take 50% of the size of that wall. Your art or art clusters should fit approximately into that area. If you have a wall, but are not partial to larger prints, consider a cluster. Clusters can be a nice alternative to a single large piece or art. What size do you think these canvases are?? (answers at bottom)
As you can see, even the 20×24 looks tiny on this wall. No one would stop twice to look at this. On this wall (approximately 7 feet wide before the bend), a 42 inch wide print would hang nicely or a nice cluster (20×24, (2)16x20s, (2)10x10s) as seen here.
If you want people to stop and admire your art, follow these rules. There is nothing more eye catching than a single piece of large artwork on a wall by itself. Especially if it is a Thomas & Thomas Photography original 😉