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Tips for Choosing Photo Canvas Wall Groupings

November 13, 2015

Size Guide for Photo Canvas Wall Art

Fill your walls with memories! 

As a portrait photographer, I love when clients send me pictures of their walls filled with photo art from our session (ex. below). Often times, they ask me for assistance with choosing the correct sizes for their specific wall space. Their questions inspired me to created this page. I hope my tips and visual photo wall guides help you simplify your choices! Before you start shopping, decide what your goal is;

  • To fill an entire wall and create a "WOW" factor?
  • To add a new photo canvas to your existing photo display?
  • To add a few to a new area of your house?

Insta Canvas Art  


Simple steps to create a "WOW" wall

Designing a customized canvas gallery is a great way to create a "WOW" wall in any room. It's a perfect, simple interior design statement for any style home. Here are some of my tips and tricks for planning your space:

  1. Choose the images you want to buy as canvases as well as, the wall space where they will be displayed.
  2. Measure the height and width of the wall space.
  3. Use the wall guide examples below to visualize how it will look in your home. What sizes appeal to you?
  4. Important Tips: Before you purchase any canvases, create mock-ups of the sizes you want and hang them on your wall. This step will ensure that you are choosing the right sizes for your space.

    • Measure and cut pieces of paper or cardboard into the print sizes you'd like to buy.
    • Label them with the image name and canvas size, then arrange and tape the examples onto the wall.
    • Space each canvas 3" apart on each side.
    • Keep the bottom of the canvas 6 to 12" above a sofa, mantel or shelf to create enough visual space, adjust as needed {the client photo canvas gallery above was chosen using with these tips!} .
  5. Step back and take a look at your examples. Decide if they are too big or too small for the wall space and adjust as needed.


Guides for 5' wide walls (60")   Photo Canvas Wall Size Guides by Jennifer LaRoche Photography


Guides for 6' wide walls (72")

Photo Canvas Wall Size Guides by Jennifer LaRoche Photography



Guides for 7' wide walls (84")


Photo Canvas Wall Size Guides by Jennifer LaRoche Photography

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