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.
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.
This transitional style bedroom is sparse on furniture, but big on design. The large window with curtains floods the space with natural light, spotlighting the crisp lines of the leather upholstered bed, the contemporary artwork, and more traditional seating area.