What’s a Canvas Gallery Wrap?

We often get asked about what Canvas Gallery Wraps are. It’s one of the most asked questions we get, so I thought I’d do a blog post just to answer it. Eventually, it’ll go into our page of FAQs. This is what a Canvas Gallery Wrap looks like:

20 x 40 Canvas Gallery Wrap

20 x 40 Canvas Gallery Wrap

What’s nice about these is that they don’t need to be framed, though you certainly can frame them, if you want. By not having a frame, you can move them to different rooms (or houses) and they won’t need to be re-framed to match the new room. They’re a little more modern-looking than traditional portraits. That one above is twenty by forty inches. Sounds huge, right?

This is how it looks over a couch in a modest-sized living room (12×15 feet).

20 x 40 Canvas Over a Couch

20 x 40 Canvas Over a Couch

It doesn’t look as big as it sounds, does it?

Of course, if the Gallery Wrap isn’t the only portrait on the wall, it can work well. This next image shows a 30 x 40 canvas in the middle with a 28×28 canvas on the left. On the right are a couple framed 11×14 prints for some perspective.

Canvas Prints over a Couch

Canvas Prints over a Couch

So, there you go. When we say that bigger is better for canvases, it’s because we often get people coming back telling us they wish they’d gone with a bigger one.

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  1. erica June 10, 2009 at 10:41 am #

    I second that. bigger is better for canvas wraps and you picked an awesome image to print!

  2. Joe Federer Photography August 24, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    Bigger = better. Couldn’t agree more.

  3. Elizabeth September 7, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    I totally agree! I have a 30×40 canvas in my kitchen and I could still go bigger and it wouldn’t be out of scale!