But today I’m going to share one of my real design irritants – art that is way undersized for the space. And I don’t think I’m nuts here.
Check out the bedroom at right from Better Homes and Gardens.
The series of three little frames above the headboard is ridiculous. It’s so puny compared with that fairly substantial headboard.
Scale is so important – I think – when it comes to art and design. And the room at right just doesn’t do it well.
Neither does the room below, which I found at MyHomeIdeas.com and was featured in Southern Accents. I’m so distracted by the way those tiny pieces of art are spread across that huge wall. Your eye has no idea what to look at.
The same is true below in a photo from Cottage Living, which I found at MyHomeIdeas.com. The space behind that sofa is perfect for a nice sized painting or even a collage of art.
Instead, there’s a little painting with a pair of sconces and some small sculptures. None of them make an impact.
It’s hard for me to believe the folks in the room above just couldn’t afford to buy some nice-sized art! But maybe they just like it that way.
What’s up with those tiny matted photographs? They are just swallowed up by the big wall.
Terrible! The pieces are too tiny to relate to that tall desk and hung too high to relate to the chair. It’s all wrong.
Do you have art that’s too small for your space?
If so, will you change it?