It is very common for someone to think that an 8×10 image is “big” or would make a good size for wall hanging. But, when you think about it, an 8×10 is actually very small.
The size you decide to print your portraits is going to be relative to where you are going to put them. A small side table would look silly with a 16×20 framed print sitting on it next to a lamp. In this instance the 8×10 might be the perfect size.
For wall hanging portraits bigger is better. Here’s a visual example to help you see the comparison.
That looks pretty silly hanging above this queen sized bed. An average queen size bed is 60 inches wide. Your family portrait will look shrunken above large furniture as an 8×10.
But a 32×48 looks great! It covers most of the wall space, creating a feature point in the room. For more tips on choosing the right sized wall portrait check out this post here.