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When to Choose Large Artwork

You may have noticed that with the release of the Holiday Collection, there is a new purchase option in my shop. You can now order any print in either 8×10 or 11×14.

A Simple Wreath with the Family Name and Initial. What a great Christmas gift! by @craftivitydSimple Wreath Monogram in 11×14

When I’m choosing artwork for our home, often 8×10 is a great option. However, there are times when I have a larger space to fill — or want to make a bigger impact with the specific artwork — and an 11×14 is a great choice.

I envision this design, featuring our family name, being a statement piece in Christmas decor {or everyday decor, for that matter}. It could be hung on a wall…

simple wreath monogramSimple Wreath Monogram in 11×14

… or placed on the mantle and leaning against the fireplace. It’s both versatile and striking. With standard 8′ ceilings, I don’t think there is a reason to order everything in larger sizes. Instead, pick a few special items, and go bigger.

This was an important decision in our stairway gallery wall. There are small items, 8x10s, 11x14s, and 16x20s all mixed together in this gallery wall. Most likely, the larger artwork jumps out at you first.


Then, as you look closer, you start to appreciate the smaller details {like my baby’s footprint, love that}. That is the way a gallery wall should work… it should catch your attention and then, draw you in.


Here’s a challenge… take a look at the artwork or gallery walls in your home. Which space could use a statement piece?