High ceilings are one of the most sought-after features when it comes to a home. They make rooms feel so much more spacious and, depending on the color we paint the resulting large walls, can help reflect light that makes a home feel bright and inviting. Though it’s hard to think of a downside to such a coveted feature, oneÂ décorÂ challenge comes to mind: Filling the walls with art. The large expanse of space can dwarf many framed pieces, making them feel tiny or as if they are “floating” on the wall. Instead, you’ll want to approach the wall with pieces that have the right scale. Whether you have a large loft, a two-storyÂ staircase wall, a grand foyer, or even a long hallway wall, there’s an ideal solution. Here are a few favorite pieces on Viyet that could work in these situations:
Many rugs are works of art, so why not display one on the wall? The Charles Aroldi rug by Metz Productions features an abstract design that brings a modern energy to any room.
How to display it: This idea is particularly well-suitedÂ forÂ large staircase walls or for lofts (the thick material helps reduce noise). Simply mount it to the wall usingÂ a decorative rod and hanging rings.
Alexandre Mancini Pa 12617, Arabica #2, Artificos Geometricos, and Rolidei
Grouping art together is one of the easiest solutions for a large wall. These geometric works by Alexandre Mancini are striking on their own, butÂ have an even bigger impact together.
How to display them: Hang the art gallery-style, evenly spacing them for a balanced look. The pieces would also look stunning against a feature wall in an unexpectedÂ color, like tangerine or celery. While grouping art together will work in virtually any situation (see the dramatic two-story gallery by Megan Winters, above), it’s a great solution for long hallways.
If you prefer to create a focal point withÂ a singleÂ painting, this overscaled contemporary piece fitsÂ the bill. The dynamicÂ brush strokes and glimpses of vivacious color bring a new energy to any space.
How to display it: At 48″x 60″, this work is another ideal choice for a hallway. But, we can also see this as the focal point on the shorter wall of a large rectangular space.
An oversized mirror is a natural choice for large spaces. We particularly like the Caadre because it has a timeless, simple design that has a more modern feel whichÂ comes through the uniquely shaped mirrored glass frame.
How to display it: The mirror can balance the proportions of a large sectional when hung over the sofa, or can be used in a staircase wall. If the latter, pair the piece with smaller mirrors above and below it to fill a little bit more space.
For truly, truly massive spaces, you won’t find a piece more dramatic than this jaw-dropping piece that’s made using wood from Bali. The texture of the wood and the organic shape is a beautiful reminder of the wonders created in the natural world.
How to display it: At 87″ in width, 69″ in height, and 6″ in depth, this monumental sculpture needs a similarly monumental space. We like to imagine it as a contrastingÂ décorÂ element in a huge industrial-style loft, against a wall of exposed brick.
An ordinary clock is dwarfed by large walls, but at 48″ in width, this painted wood clock stands out. The exposed machinery moves as time passes for added interest.
How to display it: For larger-than-life fireplaces, the large clock is just right for balancing a large mantel. It also can hold its own by itself on a large wall.