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Something exciting is happening; we're losing our trepidation over hanging larger wall art with more impact.

"Personal platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, and online forums like Core77 and Dezeen have made it really easy for people to find and share pictures of things they love," says Alyson Liss-Pobiner of the New York firm Dineen Architecture + Design. 

Caleb Anderson, principal at Drake Anderson Interiors in New York, says a room doesn't look finished without art.

"Oversize pieces work particularly well above a sofa or bed," he says. "Large art makes an impactful statement in an entry or at the end of a long corridor, making the otherwise void hall an interesting destination of its own." 

Large-format work can create focus points throughout a home, making an impression "without creating a lot of visual noise," Liss-Pobiner says.

When you're positioning large art, she says, don't be afraid to try something different.

Large-scale art with typography can be affordable and add a dose of humor, say Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone of Consort Design, a bicoastal design firm.

"If you're looking to take the room in a more sophisticated direction, we also love large, painterly abstract pieces," the duo said in an email.

Source: Associated Press 

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