Dwell On This: Command the Room With a Statement Art Piece

Dwell On This: Command the Room With a Statement Art Piece

By Gregory Han
Don’t just default to a gallery wall.

If our walls are a blank canvas, why are so many of us meekly painting by numbers, decorating our walls with piecemeal art? We believe it’s time to save those smaller pieces for hallways or other odd spaces, and to splurge on statement art that boldly transforms the room. Because even in a night sky filled with glowing stars, a full moon commands our attention.

A well proportioned art piece adds color and dimension, allowing you to become an auteur, directing the eyes of a viewer. If chosen wisely, it can tie together the visual narrative of an area. Don’t limit yourself to the living room, either: In a bedroom setting, a central focus can introduce a calm backdrop, and in a home office, it can create a view where none exists. In a dining room, it adds to a convivial atmosphere. And for a real surprise, consider the bathroom, where you’ll have the viewer’s undivided attention (if you catch our drift).

Designing around a larger artwork does require a level of forethought and commitment—not to mention cost (framing can be a surprisingly expensive investment at this scale). Just remember, there are options beyond traditional canvas art or framed prints. Tapestries, wall murals, magnetic poster-hanging kits, and mounted sculptures are all equally effective centerpieces.

There will always be a place for gallery walls, but it’s time to think big. Add a large-dimension piece as an undeniable, transformative statement that communicates your sense of style.

Shop Statement Wall Art
Girard Environmental Enrichment Panel, Ribbons
“Art is only art when it is synonymous with living,” said Alexander Girard, the director of design for Herman Miller’s textile division from 1952 to 1973.
Enzo Mari: The Apple and The Pear Poster
Italian modernist Enzo Mari designed "La Mela e La Pera," or "The Apple and Pear," as part of his 1963 nature series. Each print adheres to Danese Milano's principles of deep expression through bare minimalism.
Louise Gray Harriet Throw Quilt
Blurring the line between form and function, our graphic throw quilts are equally at home draped on a sofa or hung as a work of art with the throw quilt hanger. Each quilt is machine-washable and easy to maintain for those with little ones and pets.
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