Decorating Trend: Oversized Art Pairs

You know what they say ‘The best things in life come in pairs”…and when it comes to art I one hundred percent agree. There is something about a great, oversized, coordinated, art pair that stops me in my tracks. Even though I’m a sucker for a well put together gallery wall, pairing up art is much easier and still gives your home a well put together look.

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Large oversized art certainly brings that “wow” factor to any space.  However…a huge piece of framed artwork can be insanely expensive.  In most cases two fairly large pieces of art cost much less then one huge “mural” statement making piece.  They also fill up the same amount of wall space that one huge piece would and still give you that impact and drama you are looking for.

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FIVE WAYS TO PAIR UP ARTWORK

Purchase a Matched Set

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Take all the guess work out of it and purchase an art pair that is sold together.  Some are priced only as a pair and others you can purchase separately like the beautiful art above from Ballard Designs.

Purchase Art from the Same Artist

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These dreamy photographs of California cactus are not sold as a pair but work perfectly together because they are both edited very softly and atmospheric.  The artist, Jane Wilder, takes photographs of mostly plants and landscapes that have a bohemian vibe.

Art Needs to Relate to Each Other

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The above pair works so well together because you have a print of the ocean that’s paired with a quote about waves.  Another great idea would be to hang a print of one of your favorite musical artists next to the lyrics of one of their songs.

Black and White Photographs

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Pairing up black and white photo art brings an automatic uniformity to a space regardless of the subject or even the size of the pieces.   They work with all interiors by never disturbing the color scheme and are always sophisticated, chic, and timeless.   The above photos both being black and white and graceful in nature makes them work perfectly together.

DIY IT


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Sometimes the perfect solution for obtaining an artwork pair is to simply DIY it! Interior Designer, Victoria Solomon, created most of the artwork in her NYC apartment including this oversized abstract pair over her velvet sofa.

I tried my own hand at abstract art when I made this pair.  You can see all of the details about this simple project here in this post.

 

You know that large space behind and above the sofa?  It can be incredibly frustrating figuring out how to fill that space.   A large scaled art pair is a perfect solution .  **Quick Tip** The art pair together should be slightly smaller in size then the piece of furniture they are over.***


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Another perfect spot for an art pair is over the bed…

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Make sure that you definitely check out my next blog post.  I will be rounding up all of the beautiful Art Pairs for sale that I found in a variety of styles and price points.  There should definitely be a little something for everyone!

 

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