What is the Appropriate Portrait Size for your Wall

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Depending on the size of your wall, typically an 8×10 photo is a good size for wall portraits. If you have a larger space, then you may want to go with 11×14 or 16×20. It is important to consider the amount of space available when selecting the right size print for your art.

If you’re looking to hang a portrait, the typically accepted sizes are either 8×10 or 11×14. As it relates to sizing for a frame, those sizes equate to frames that are 1-1.5 inches in width. If the photo size is larger than 8×10, then look for frames with at least a 2-inch width to make sure the photo fits properly.

Mixing Wall Art and Photo Collage

A great way to spruce up a wall is with an 8×10 photo. Whether it’s a family portrait, maternity photo, or a beautiful landscape shot, this standard size can easily be printed and framed for easy wall hanging. For more variety, create a collage of 8×10 photos and mix in hanging plants, art pieces, or even framed artwork from your kids for a truly custom look. The combinations are endless!

An 8×10 photo can also be used as part of a larger cluster or collage with different-sized wall portraits. The best part of a photo collage wall is that any piece can be easily moved and replaced with a more recent photo, or if you just want to make a simple change.

Want to discuss finding the perfect portrait size for your home? Contact Silver Bee Photography, serving Austin, TX and beyond today for a luxury experience. Follow along on Instagram for recent sessions.

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