How to Pick the Right Size for Your Nursery Prints

Hello dear friend! I wanted to share a little information on how to pick the right size for your nursery prints. It's a question I get asked a lot and figured it would be helpful to write a post on it. Some of the questions are about hanging their gallery prints above changing tables and cribs and the difference between 5x7, 8x10 and 11x14 sizes. These sizes are standard for frames and one of the most popular sizes for art prints. One of the main reasons I specifically sell those sizes in my shop!

The Difference in Art Print Sizes


This print size is great for smaller walls or when you want to add a smaller print to a larger set of gallery pictures. This size is small, a lot of people don't realize it until they get it in the mail. Don't let the small size deter you though. It fills many purposes and can be a favorite for some when they want something small and simple on their walls. Also, don't forget that a frame speaks volumes for your prints. Even if the picture is small, it doesn't mean you can't use a larger frame with a thicker matte to make up for the smaller image.


The most popular print size and for good reason! This is the standard print size that most people order. Hold a sheet of white printing paper in your hand and this is what you should expect more or less from an 8x10 print. These prints look lovely in a frame with or without a matte. These look great hung above a changing table or crib. The set of 3 is just the right size, or order a set of 4 prints and stack them on top of each other. If you're looking to hang artwork above a crib or changing table I would recommend this 8x10 size.


This size is great for single prints or a gallery wall set of 3 prints or less. 11x14 is pretty large when you hold it in your hands and gets even larger when you frame it, especially if you have a matte. This size also looks great above a crib or changing table, but I would probably not put more than 3 to a row because then it's going to start feeling really congested and the size will feel overwhelming. The space between frames will also be smaller if you do the 11x14 size in a row. I really like this size because it showcases the artwork really well and can create a focal wall easily without having to paint or put anything else on the wall.

What do you struggle with the most on choosing print sizes for your home or nursery decor? Maybe I can help! Post a comment below, I'd love to get in touch with you! 




Laura said:

Thank you so much for this! I have been looking everywhere trying to figure out which size print I should hang above my daughters crib and now I finally have answer. Thank you again!

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