What size art should go above my sofa?
I get asked ALL the time what size art should go above a sofa and above a bed. I love helping customers figure out the scale they need for their space but I thought I'd write a post that gives a general rule to follow and show examples so you can compare it to the size sofa you have. The general rule is about 2/3 the width of your sofa, however, there is some give and take with that. In some cases you can get away with a little over 1/2 but I like around 2/3.
Also, make sure that you hang your art somewhere around 8" above the sofa trying not to float it too high just to fill the space. It will look disconnected from the rest of the room.
See below for a few examples to scale so you can get an idea how they look:
109" W OVERSIZED SOFA
103" W LARGE SOFA
76" W SMALL SOFA
Art: Misty River
As you can see above, the art is not quite 2/3 but still works to fill the space well. Once you go over 44", many shipping carriers charge oversized fees so if you are looking to stay within a budget I would consider 44" or below.