How to Style Blank Walls with Frames and Artwork

Posted by Kalie 15/12/2017 0 Comment(s)

Do you have really awkward shaped walls? Wide walls you have no idea to put on or that long spooky hallway? Here’s the solution: canvas art and framed prints. The key is the size and quantity.


If you have a wide wall



Style with: Trios and square wall art


Go big. Big rectangular or squared sized artwork is ideal for going over the sofa. Depending on the size of your sofa, rectangular sizes like 18” x 24”, 20” x 24”, 24” x 30” or 30” x 40” and square sizes like 20 x 20, 24 x 24, 30 x 30, or 36 x 36 is good. Two 20” x 20”’s (or bigger) side by side is another way to decorate a wide wall. Next is trios, which are very popular at the moment, is three pieces of wall art lined next to each other about two inches to five inches apart. Popular sizes are 24” x 36”, 18” x 24”, and 16” x 20”.  Not all trios have to be the same size, two 16” x 20”’s and one 18” x 24” in the middle or two 10 x 20”’s and one 16 x 20 in the middle would work fine.

Tip: Do not ever let the artwork become bigger than the sofa. 


If you have a long hallway


Style with: Trios, narrow, and square wall art


Closed off hallways without a window style great with trios and spaced out rectangular artwork. You do not want to go with square artwork in a closed off hallway unless it is smaller than 20 x 20, because that will make the hallway feel small and squished. Horizontal trios are great for narrow hallways, sizes like 11 x 14 and 16 x 20. Open hallways with a window or screen door on the opposite wall can handle bigger and longer artwork without looking and feeling squished compared to the closed off hallway, depending on the amount of space between the wall and window/screen door. Popular sizes are 18 x 24, 18 x 36, 24 x 24, 24 x 30, 24 x 36, 24 x 48, 30 x 30, 30 x 40, 36 x 36.


If you have a narrow stripped walls


Image credits (Ryan Street & Associates)



Style with: Narrow and square wall art 


You want the artwork to be smaller than the wall but still give length. Vertically stacked squared wall art style wonderful with 12 x 12, 14 x 14, 16 x 16, 18 x 18, and 20 x 20. Skinny and tall wall art style with sizes like 12 x 24, 12 x 36, 18 x 36, 20 x 40, 24 x 48. 


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