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When, Where and How to Use Large Wall Art

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Art galleries are a great way to arrange lots of smaller art pieces. But if you have large wall art that you want to showcase, you’ll have to go by a different set of design principles.

There are many reasons to hang large wall art; maybe you painted something yourself or purchased a special piece while traveling. You may also be going for a more modern style, which tends to emphasize minimalism. Large wall art is a surprisingly great way to optimize small spaces. By focusing on a few large elements, you leave the space looking more open and less cluttered.

Read on to learn about when, how and where to use large wall art.

Large Wall Art Sofa

Look for sizable empty wall space for large wall art

Your first step is to look for a wall space that’s big enough to support the art. That may mean taking down existing art or reorganizing bookshelves and furniture. Likely spaces include walls in the living room or bedroom, space above a minimalistic mantel or areas between windows. You can also try accent walls or spaces in entryways.

The more empty a wall space is, the better. Combining large art right next to a massive window or over an ornate mantel may detract attention from the art itself, because the art has to compete with those other elements.

Arrange the room around the art

Make the large wall art a focal point by arranging furniture around it. The photo above shows how you can arrange furniture in a u-shape around the art. This works especially well in spaces where the art is hanging over a minimalistic mantel.

You might also point a sofa toward the wall art or organize chairs to face it. Another option is to place chairs and sofas across the room from each other, with the wall art between them. If the wall art is in a bedroom, place it over the bed, so the bed faces it.

Get creative by breaking up a single piece

Large wall art doesn’t have to be one painting in one frame, either. The photo above shows how one piece can be spread across a few different canvases. This is a good style if you are trying to cover a truly large wall. One piece can occupy several canvases in multiple frames to take on a whole different design.

Creative looks like this also add visual interest to a space. With this method, allowing the color of the wall to peek through gives the room a more cohesive appearance. Breaking up one piece of art into several different pieces also makes the art easier to transport.

Large Wall Art Dimensions


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