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Think Big Picture: 6 Reasons to Love Oversized Art

Sometimes, bigger IS better. If it’s time for a déco do-over, and you’re looking to broaden your horizons, consider putting an oversized painting or some statement art photography to work. Here are 6 of our favorite ways to feature oversized artworks, no matter what style of art speaks the most to you…

1 ) Oversized original works and photography make a striking statement in any size room.

In addition to providing a focal point, displaying your favorite large works solo adds drama, allowing them to take center stage.

Modern Home | Kimberly Demmy Design
(Image: Photo by Daniel O’Connor Photography, Design by Kimberly Demmy Design, Courtesy of Houzz)

2 ) If you have a large art collection, oversized art can be layered behind smaller works and sculpture…

…or as part of a mixed vignette, to add additional texture and a shot of color to your interiors.

A colourful London home
(Image: Photo by Turner Pocock, Courtesy of Houzz)

Ready to go big, but not sure how much is too much? Apartment Therapy suggests “pairing” your oversized artwork with another element in the room. When featuring large works in a more eclectic or layered decor, coordinating colors can help tie things together.

3 ) Looking for fabulously one-of-a-kind furnishings? Try statement art.

Summer is an ideal time to brighten up your bedroom. Consider using an oversized artwork in place of a headboard.

Creative Control
(Image: Photo by Heather Garett Design, Courtesy of Houzz)

4 ) Do you want to open up your windowless walls without taking on any renovations?

Featuring oversized artwork adds a sense of depth to your space.

DKOR Interiors - Interior Design at the Beach Club, Miami Beach, FL
(Image: Photo by DKOR Interiors Inc., Courtesy of Houzz)

5 ) Displaying large artwork can help define areas within your home, especially in open-plan interiors.

Armstrong Avenue
(Image: Photo by Pete Gumpesberger & Toni Hafkenscheid, Design by Taylor Smyth Architects, Courtesy of Houzz)

6 ) Oversized artwork can stand up for itself.

If you’re looking to add interest or want to avoid putting large holes in the walls, try leaning large artworks on the floor rather than hanging them. Leaning large artworks on the wall adds a dash of unexpected style to your interiors.

Boxenbaum Residence
(Image: Photo by Juergen Nogal, Design by Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, Courtesy of Houzz)

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