What Size Art Should Go Above My Bed?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions that I get. The good news is that there is no "right" answer! In other areas of the home there are many more guidelines because things can look off balance quickly. However, above a bed there are many options. One of my go to sizes for a queen or king is a 40" x 20". It tends to always look good but you can go even a little wider for a king or taller if you have high ceilings. My only tip is that if you go with the narrow option, you should hang the art closer to the bed frame rather than trying to fill the open space above the bed. You don't want the art to look like it's floating too high and not cohesive with the rest of the space. 

Below I compiled a few and reference the size art / bed so you can determine which look best suits you!

 

1) Queen Bed // 30" x 30" Art Size

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Art: Block Island Summers // 30" x 30" canvas
Image Source: @simplysingharath

 

2) Queen Bed // 40" x 18" Art Size (this includes 2.5" matting so the art itself is 35" x 13")

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Art: Malibu Beach // 40" x 18" (including matting) - Click here to purchase this framed

 

3) King Bed // 40" x 20" Art Size

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Art: Big Sur // 40" x 20" on textured cotton paper (plus additional matting on top of that)
Image Source: Alexandra Booth

 

4) King Bed // 34" x 24" Art Size

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Art: Big Sur // 34" x 24" (borderless) - Click here to purchase this framed
Image Source: @pinterestingplans

 

5) King Bed // 36" x 24" Art Size

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Art: Midnight Marsh // 36" x 24"
Image Source: @houseofmurphy

 

6) King Bed // 40" x 20" (+1" white border)

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Art: Mountain Valley // 40" x 20" (+1" white border)
Image Source: Kaci // @refined_designgr 

 

7) King Bed // 40" x 30"

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Art: Runoff // 40" x 30" (borderless)
Image Source: Jessica // @2540loveandco 

 

8) Full Bed // 32" x 22" (including 3" matting)

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Art: Calm Before the Storm // 32" x 22" (including 3" matting)
Image Source: Laurel Warren

 

 

If you have any questions or new custom sizes/mockups, please feel free to email me(debpresuttofineart@gmail.com).

 

xo Deb