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Get the Look: Decorating with Large-Scale Art

Big red apple framed art print in Pencil Shavings Studio

Sometimes all you need to add a little extra drama to a room is some large-scale art. A relatively simple room can be brought to life with an unexpected piece for visual interest. In our house, I’ve been collecting a few large pieces, like the apple print in my baby’s nursery (above) and the Slim Aarons photo for my dining room makeover (below). And if you’ve got a lot of wall space to fill, finding a large piece can solve the problem for you.

Slim Aarons

I think it’s especially interesting when you can find the right artwork to add contrast in unexpected ways. This stunning citrus-hued living room below is uber-traditional and you might expect to see some kind of museum-worthy still life or portrait on the wall. But it’s given a totally unexpected spin with the addition of the oversized beach photograph. Suddenly the room is eclectic and modern with mix-and-match patterns despite its traditional foundation.

Gray Malin


If you’re nervous about going too figurative with your art, try something a little more abstract. It’s an easy way to introduce color and pattern without committing to more permanent upholstery or rugs. Abstracts are another fun way to be unexpected and often you can find some pretty amazing pieces by local artists or by hunting around on Etsy.

Rachel Castle


This entryway below is so cheeky and fun and the giant print is just the icing on the cake. The broad black and white stripes and capiz shell chandelier add texture along with the baskets under the bench.

Large art


My current favorite is this bright coral poster. Everything about this little girl’s room is adorable and it’s the kind of artwork that will grow with her over time. It’s a fun, quirky image balanced out with more traditional elements like the Jenny Lind daybed and grownup floor lamp.

6th Street


An all-white dining room with a modern chandelier and a beachy framed photograph might be the perfect place to linger over brunch with friends. If you love beachy shots, check out Gray Malin, Max Wanger, and the classic prints by Slim Aarons.



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