When you have a big art piece and you want to showcase it, you’ll have to go by a different set of design principles.
There is maybe a lot of reason to hang a 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.
First of all, you need to look for a wall space that’s big enough for your 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.
If you want your art pieces to be the central attention of your guests. Hence, make it as 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.
You know that large wall art doesn’t mean to be one giant painting in one frame. You can break it up into pieces smaller art like the picture above shows us. 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 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.
Another way of expressing creativity in a room is by using three-dimensional art. Go for multi-tier canvases, dimensional panels as accent walls or art pieces of any variety that stick out from the wall. The texture adds visual interest and helps the art become a focal point, which is often the objective of large wall art.