In large rooms, pay close attention to the shape, size and scale of any featured artwork. When small subjects are placed across a generously sized room, they lose their impact and appear more as visual clutter than a focal point. Here, in the multipurpose workspace located off the kitchen, an oversized fiberglass Trojan horse grounds the space and creates a focal point from across the great room.
In this open living space, first seen on HGTV's Design Star, oversized artwork takes up as much room as the lofted bed. A rustic sideboard, printed throw pillow and colorful picture frames mix for a bohemian look. Meanwhile, the concrete support beam and ceiling have urban and industrial undertones.
A soothing gray color palette sets the stage for this chic, contemporary living space. Oversized artwork makes a bold statement, while a sleek white sofa paired with streamlined chairs and coffee table create a comfortable sitting area.
Designed by Luis Caicedo, this two-story loft living room features a blue transitional rug, brown leather chairs and a steel coffee table. The oversized artwork on a white brick wall provides a colorful focal point in the room.
Here’s a designer trick for oversized artwork, when you can’t afford an original painting for the entire wall. Buy two of the same pieces of abstract art (these floral pieces were discounted at a home goods store), and then hang one upside down, says Jennifer Foster with Eanes Foster Design. It looks like a diptych and takes up a large amount of wall space for maximum effect, she says.
Never underestimate the power of art, even in the bathroom. Oversized artwork can make a dominant design statement in a bathroom. Here, the large image and neutral colors of this smiling Buddha, selected by McNeal Walker Interiors for $20 at a home discount store, create a tranquil focal point and draw the eyes up and away from the more functional parts of the room.
The formal dining room receives an abundance of natural light from the transom windows above. Herringbone-patterned wood flooring is reclaimed barn wood from a local barn, while a long, sleek glass table pairs with comfortable leather chairs. Oversized abstract artwork brings bright color to the room.
This large coastal-style space keeps it cool with a neutral color palette, a full sitting area and a custom console designed by Terri Robison on the wall beneath the TV. Unique driftwood-inspired sconces accentuate the coastal beach house feel of this room.