Jan 29, 2015 Décor

This Is Happening: Oversized Statement Art

Nothing makes a statement like a grand piece of art. Evocative and impactful, large-scale works convey color and mood on a more impactful level. Keep scrolling to see eleven artful spaces filled with super-sized works and soulful inspiration.

Texture Rich


InStyle, design by Kelly Wearstler

Massive sculptural pieces feel architectural and distinctive. The large paneled work in Kelly Wearstler’s Malibu beach retreat is an iconic companion piece to her black-and-white dining set.

Bright Touch


Sköna Hem

Pops of color amidst monochromatic whites feel confident and fresh. We love the way this space employs smaller accent pieces to tie in the rich hues of the painting.

Big Wave

PHOTO: Kara Rosenlund

Blue and tan is an entirely soothing combo that channels tranquil beach vibes in any space. A big ocean print provides a dreamy welcome for any entry space.

Serenity Now


Architectural Digest

We love the way designer Jenni Kayne balances a gallery wall with a single large painting in her Los Angeles home. The subdued, organic color palette pairs perfectly with tonal blues and grays.

Cool Kid



Ultra-feminine and whimsically executed, this oversized print of Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8 gives this kids room a chic-to-the-core boost of fun. Balancing a super-bright print with quieter, toned down elements keeps the focus on the art, without seeming fussy.

Style Smart


Jared Fowler for The Design Files

One would expect nothing less than this adeptly executed vignette in the home of celebrated artist Michael Zavros and art curator Alison Kubler. In their Brisbane home, they’ve expertly styled a pair of end tables around one of Zavros’s own sublime works. Smartly cultured, the look is as effortlessly chic and striking as the art itself.

Floor Focus

PHOTO: Apartment Therapy

This sizable portrait in quiet neutrals provides the ideal foil for a colorful area rug. The single decorative statement brings order and simplicity to the space, keeping the dialogue bold yet edited.

Big Voice


Arent & Pike

A super-vibrant, oversized painting anchors this space with its bright, energetic hues. When displaying louder art pieces, opt for whites and neutrals to ground the room.

Moody Blues



Hanging a single print over a bed adds height and sets the tone of the space. From cacti to beach landscapes, the nature-themed photographs possess a single, cohesive voice.

Dynamic Duo


Kristian Septimus Krogh for Bolig

We loved the mirrored motif of these paintings by Danish artist Michael Kvium. The symmetry and surreal design give the traditional space artful edge.

High Notes



Choose pieces with complementary colors to highlight pattern and add depth. This bedroom feels multi-dimensional and special with its eclectic use of vivid, sunny hues.

What is your favorite way to make a statement with art in the home? Tell us in the comments below.