It’s Week 4 of the One Room Challenge! I can’t believe how fast it’s going by. Well, I can but I can’t. It’s always a rush to get it all done. Every single time I do this challenge, at this point, I always tell Luke to tell me that I’m not doing the challenge the next time around. It’s always incredibly stressful. I usually always give in and do it though so I must like being a crazy person. Anyways, if you have no idea what I’m talking about. The One Room Challenge is hosted by Calling It Home and happens twice a year. It’s a six week challenge where designers and bloggers come together to challenge each other to complete a room.
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I’ve alluded to the fact that our entryway makeover is continuing up the stairs to the loft space. The loft space wasn’t featured in the design plan, but it’s getting a facelift as well. Today, I’m chatting about that space and, specifically, How to Determine Canvas Sizes For A Wall.
I get lots of questions about art sizing, photo sizing, etc. so hopefully you all will find this helpful. This is just how I do things and there are probably more exact ways to help you determine photo wall arrangements and sizes, but I find this method to work.
When you go print pictures or buy frames or purchase canvases, it’s an investment. A lot of times, I think we just pick 8×10’s or 11X14’s because that seems to be a larger size and one that most can afford. But, in reality, that size usually looks small on a wall.
Before we get right to the tutorial, let’s look at my gallery wall in the living room. I added frame sizes so that you could see examples of larger sizes.
When you walk in, the wall arrangement (even though I’m tired of it) does look to-scale in the room.
Does the wall boast larger frames than you would have thought? Did you notice that the smallest size was an 11×17 wood frame?
Ok, let’s go look at a blank wall and how to get started.
For size reference, this wall that I’m focusing on is just over 7ft wide and is a hair shorter than 8ft high. The ceiling does slope up, but the wall size is around 8ft.
I like to use painter’s tape to give me an idea on sizing. You can do this too! If you have a space that you want to focus on, grab some painter’s tape and tape up a frame size that you think is the right size. Leave it up for a few days and let your eye get used to it. Does it seem too small? Take it down and put it back up bigger. I do this all the time! It totally works.
Ok, here’s my wall and what an 8×10 would look like on it.