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How to Decorate Around Large Art Pieces

Interior Design Guide

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

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

navy blue walls with art and sconces

Flank the artwork with sconces, but otherwise keep the walls pretty bare.

Via The Zhush

Large Blue And Green Painting Grey Wall

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.

Via Etsy

Large Black And White Prints In Dining Room

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.

Via Bo Bedre

Colorful Gallery Wall Kids Room

colorful gallery wall kids room

Balance a large piece of art with smaller pieces on one or both sides.

Via Better Homes & Gardens

Large Painting Behind White Arm Chair And Buddha Statue

large painting behind white arm chair and buddha statue

Keep furniture minimal if you want the piece to stand out.

Via Desire to Inspire

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