A big question I get asked is what is the ideal art size above a king bed.
The answer is often subjective, but the best starting point is to keep your finished piece (the outside edges of the frame) between 60-80% the width of the furniture it’s hanging over, and I tend to like it closer to the 80% mark.
Ideal Frame Size Above King Bed
For the standard 76 inch wide king bed you should consider art that is between 45 and 60 inches wide. So if you’d like to hang a framed piece take a look at #3 (32×40 print in a 40×48 inch frame) and #4 below (40×50 print in a 50×60 inch frame).
While I don’t offer 20×24 or 32×40 inch prints as a standard size in my shop, I’m happy to make up a custom size print for you.
1 – 20×24 print in a 24×30 inch frame
2 – 24×30 print in a 32×40 frame
3 – 32×40 print in a 40×48 inch frame
4 – 40×50 print in a 50×60 inch frame
Scroll down to see my favourite art prints for above the bed, how to measure a gallery wall, and links to info about which size art to hang above other size beds.
Favourite Beach Art for Above the Bed
Favourite Landscape Prints for Above the Bed
Favourite Travel Photograph for Above the Bed
Favourite Abstract Art for Above the Bed
If you want to hang a pair of images or a gallery wall, treat the whole thing as one piece that’s between 45 and 60 inches wide.
Ultimately it’s the ideal art size for above your king bed is your own personal preference, so use these examples as a starting point, and if you’re still not sure you can even experiment by taping paper to your wall to see what works best in your room.