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Many clients ask themselves, “How do I choose the right size photograph for my space?” Sometimes the most difficult choice after a photography session is choosing how to display your photographs on the walls of your home. Because photographs are an investment in your family and a piece of art, give them the love they deserve and make them the focal point of your home. The best way to do that is by displaying them prominently. Here are some tips to help you choose the right size and location for your photographs.

choose large frames or prints to fill the walls of your home

First, consider the size of the room. Is it small or is it large? Are the ceilings low or vaulted? Many clients often choose frame sizes that are too small making the room look barren or the photograph out of place. Maybe you don’t want large prints, and you can work around that by simply getting a large frame and oversize mat with a smaller print. I’m currently loving these oversized mat frames from Pottery Barn:

if you don't want large prints you can get a larger frame with an oversize mat

Second, make sure the photograph matches the orientation of the wall. If the photograph is above the couch, most likely, the wall is long and horizontal which means your photo should be, too. If you’re trying to fill the end of a wall, the space is probably skinny and vertical. Your photographs should match the orientation of the shape of the open wall, giving the space a sense of balance.

match the shape of your prints to the shape of your wall

Third, photographs over couches, mantels or any other wide furniture should be three-fourths the size of those furniture pieces. This will give the furniture and art the right balance.

Last, but not least, don’t hang pictures too high or too low on a wall. Photographs should be at the eye level of an average person 5’6” to 5’8” or 6-12 inches above furniture.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope this helps your choice for prints easier!

Image Credits:
First: Artifact Uprising
Second: Pottery Barn
Third: Parabo Press