Friday, April 6, 2012

Big & Bigger Art

Sometimes selecting one or two larger pieces of art for a room can be more effective than several smaller choices. Here is a collection of kids rooms that go big when it comes to dressing the walls.

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How fun is this vintage style poster?


And this is one of the best diy ideas I've seen, ever. 
Shrink children's masterpieces down to create one large piece of art, collage style.

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And what about a large vintage school room map, I've always wanted to get my hands on one of these!

A simple large black and white print brings in a wonderfully bold graphic element.


Fresh and modern nursery by Lee Kleinhelter for her son.

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A bit of whimsy in pieces depicting the outdoors is light and sweet in a nursery.

A print by Faile introduces a bit of edge...

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...while a surfer poster lends a casual vintage vibe to another kid's space.

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Large but somehow understated due to muted colors, nearly an entire wall is covered by a world map.


And my favorite example is a room designed by Fran Keenan featuring a large canvas by Amy Pleasant, seen in the holiday issue of House of Fifty mag.

Next time I'm looking for art, I want to go BIG!

12 comments :

  1. agreed. that last image from HOF is the bomb. donna

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  2. Trying to do that in my current place... :)

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  3. The bigger the better in my opinion! I'm trying to get up enough nerve to paint my own.

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  4. I have large prints in my family room (http://house185.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/betwixt/) and I LOVE them. They add height to the space and feel less cluttered that several smaller pieces.

    Love the pictures you compiled!

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  5. Oh i LOOOOOOOOOOVE those last two. SO great!

    Happy Easter!

    Bethany
    www.PowellBrowerHome.com

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  6. love all the rooms...it was also fun to see Collin's room featured as one of them. i absolutely love your blog and was surprised to see Collin's room as i opened my google reader today. how fun! the room by Fran Keenan is stunning.

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  7. I love a big statement piece of art. I did a post on this subject and in many cases the rooms would not have looked as complete or spectacular without the piece of art. I am all for big is better,
    kathysue

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  8. There is nothing better than a big vintage poster in a room. They add soo much personality to a room! Happy Easter!~

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  9. I added a vintage schoolhouse map to my kitchen for my Christmas present. I LOVE it! It makes such a fun statement.

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  10. The trends go back and forth, and Ive gone thru so many of them.. Groupings are in, groupings are out, huge is "in", a few medium size ones are "in"... I do love a huge canvas, though. Im about to embark on one for myself.
    I always enjoy a colorful travel poster somewhere in the house...
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  11. The DIY kids art piece you featured was actually made for the husband and wife design team that make up Sixx Design.

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