How to Decorate Around Large Art PiecesDesign Guides
Finding a gorgeous, showstopping piece of art for your home can take years–and that can be the easy part. Designing your room around large art can be tricky. You want the piece to be the main focus, but figuring out how to do that can be tricky. Here’s how to strike the right balance.
Abstract Art Living Room
Add nods of the colors in the piece elsewhere, like in throw pillows or a blanket, but avoid a matchy matchy look.
Pictured above: our San Francisco apartment redesign.
Navy Blue Walls With Art And Sconces
Flank the artwork with sconces, but otherwise keep the walls pretty bare.
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Large Blue And Green Painting Grey Wall
Paint the wall that the piece is hanging on, and choose a shade that highlights the piece, like a light grey.
Large Black And White Prints In Dining Room
The artwork doesn’t have to hanging up. Instead, try leaning it against the wall. But if it’s large, make sure to anchor it to the wall.
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Colorful Gallery Wall Kids Room
Balance a large piece of art with smaller pieces on one or both sides.
Large Painting Behind White Arm Chair And Buddha Statue
Keep furniture minimal if you want the piece to stand out.