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Sep152011

oversized artwork

Vaulted ceilings are a great way to make a room feel bigger, but they can be a real pain in the neck when trying to figure out what kind of art to hang. Right now I'm dedorating a living room with a twenty-foot vaulted ceiling and it's been a challenge deciding on artwork. The right piece  can completely transform the space, but with such a large expanse of wall, we're leaning heavily toward a large-scale piece that will make a dramatic focal point in the room.  In this case, bigger truly is better!  Here are some of my favorite examples:

Robert Stilin

Steven Gambrel

Kelly McGuill, via O so D

Steven Gambrel

Lonny

Thom Filicia

Matthew Sapera Fine Homes

Nate Berkus

Nick Olsen via House Beautiful

Brad Ford

Ashley Putnam, via The Semi-Designed Life

Steven Gambrel, via House Beautiful

It would be pretty easy to have a map blown up and mounted similar to these antique reproductions by Restoration Hardware:

What's your favorite way to decorate a large wall?

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Reader Comments (2)

Great images. That Thom Filicia room is stunning -- I would never think to use a round rug like that, but it looks great.

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkaren

It's one of my favorites...I love the Alex Weinstein painting...it makes the whole room! :)

September 15, 2011 | Registered CommenterKelly Stivers

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