Whether you’re creating an elaborate gallery wall, seeking the right frame for that new photograph or picking a canvas for your next DIY, size can make or break your project. Buying something too small or too big, too wide or too tall—it’s a lot to consider. Before you start shopping, take some time to find the best fit for your home. Below we’ve outlined nine popular canvas sizes for a home decor project. Or, if you’re looking for more options, scroll down to understand how to create a custom canvas for any type of home decor or craft project36″ x 12″12″ x 12″20″ x 16″20″ x 30″24″ x 36″10″ x 8″24″ x 10″10″ x 14″16″ x 16″
10″ x 8″
10″x8″ canvases are a popular choice for fill-ins in gallery walls or as a small desk or bookcase accessory. Its size makes it versatile for a variety of artwork – you can mount your favorite family photo or simply print out an image and trim to fit.
Good for: desks, bookcases, small hallways
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10″ x 14″
To upgrade to the next level, opt to use 10″x14″ canvases if you have a print or piece of artwork that looks best matted. This canvas is also large enough to accommodate a photo collage – you can easily stack four 5″x7″ photos into this canvas.
Good for: small photo collages, guest bedrooms, kitchens
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12″ x 12″
The 12″x12″ canvas is an easy pick if you want to display a large photo, but may have limited wall space. This canvas size looks great with a single large image or broken up into a photo collage – get creative with your photo sizes!
Good for: apartment living rooms, bathrooms, gallery walls
24″ x 10″
While odd in shape, the 24″x10″ opens up more possibilities than it limits. Fit this canvas in unique places of your home like on a mantle, above a kitchen stovetop or over your bedroom headboard. This canvas looks lovely showcasing a panoramic cityscape or large family photo.
Good for: fireplace mantels, kitchen, long hallways
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16″ x 16″
Use a 16″x16″ as the “wow factor” to a gallery wall or hang on its own above a bedroom dresser. With plenty of space, create a unique photo collage by combining photos and fun quotes.
Good for: living rooms, dining rooms, guest bedrooms