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  • Size Guide: Art for above your sofa

    Sizing is one the most common questions I get asked about, particularly for over the sofa. Choosing the right size for over your sofa can feel a little daunting because you're dealing with such a wide space.

    If you go too small then the art will look out of place and won't make much of an impact. Going too large can throw off the overall balance of the room. Luckily, there's an easy formula you can follow to find that sweet spot size art for your couch.

    Size guide- art for above the sofa - Parima Studio, abstract art

    The Rule

    The width of the art should be approx. 1/2-2/3 the width of the sofa.

    This means that if you have a standard 3-seat sofa of 84" then you should aim for artwork with a width between 42" and 60".

    Orientation

    Let's take a look of different size examples in different orientations. For a sofa in a room with standard ceiling height, I recommend either a square or horizontal print.

    Square Art

    Size guide- art for above the sofa - Parima Studio, abstract art
    Size guide- art for above the sofa - Parima Studio, abstract art
    Size guide- art for above the sofa - Parima Studio, abstract art . Wall art for over the couch

    Horizontal Art

    Size guide- art for above the sofa - Parima Studio, abstract art . Wall art for over the couch

    Can't decide between sizes?

    I always tell my collectors to tape out the size they're considering on their wall with either paper or simply outline it with blue tape. Then live with it for a couple of days, and see how that size feels when you walk into your space.

    Does it feel too big? Too small? Just right? Trust your inner interior-designer.

     

    Size guide- art for above the sofa - Parima Studio, abstract art . Wall art for over the couch. Tip: tape out the size your considering.
    How to find the best size art for over the sofa, size guide by Parima Studio - Abstract art print
  • July Calendar and Wallpaper

    For the next 3 months, I'm going to press the rewind button on my VHS player and take you back in time. I'll be sharing my favorite calendar designs over the past 7 years. Wow, I can't believe I've been doing these for so long!

    This month's design was originally from October 2017. The floral pattern is made up of my favorite rose, the Juliet garden rose, and it's a nice break from the usual abstracts. Even though it was created for the fall, the colors also fit perfectly with the summer season.

    What I love about it most is that it brings a little bit of joyful nature into my office, and hope it will for you too!

    How to download:

    1. Click on each link to open the folder with all of the designs.
    2. Click on the download icon on the top left corner of each thumbnail.
    3. For the mobile version you can save it to your Dropbox, iCloud, or GoolgeDrive and then download it on to your phone.

    Please keep in mind that these downloads are free for personal use only!
    Please don't use them for commercial or marketing purposes in part or whole without my written permission.
    Thank you! -Patricia

  • June Calendar and Wallpaper Download

    How to download:

    1. Click on each link to open the folder with all of the designs.
    2. Click on the download icon on the top left corner of each thumbnail.
    3. For the mobile version you can save it to your Dropbox, iCloud, or GoolgeDrive and then download it on to your phone.
  • May Calendar Download

    How to download:

    1. Click on each link to open the folder with all of the designs.
    2. Click on the download icon on the top left corner of each thumbnail.
    3. For the mobile version you can save it to your Dropbox, iCloud, or GoolgeDrive and then download it on to your phone.
  • April Calendar and Wallpaper Download

    How to download:

    1. Click on each link to open the folder with all of the designs.
    2. Click on the download icon on the top left corner of each thumbnail.
    3. For the mobile version you can save it to your Dropbox, iCloud, or GoolgeDrive and then download it on to your phone.

    Please keep in mind that these downloads are free for personal use only!
    Please don't use them for commercial or marketing purposes in part or whole without my written permission.
    Thank you! -Patricia