RL Ideas: Instant Makeover with a Stunning Artwork

See how dramatic art can instantly add color and personality to a plain space


Aside from decorating a blank wall, dramatic art can instantly add color and personality to a plain space. In this case, bigger is better. 

Picks and Styling by Dagny Madamba. Assisted by Tala Singson. Photographed by Paolo Feliciano.

Read the original article ("1 Great Piece = Instant Makeover") in the March 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

How to make it work:

Choose large- scale art with an interesting subject or vibrant hues. And don’t be afraid to mix and match artwork in different style and sizes for a more eye-catching vignette.

You may also want to try:

Framed Fabric

Framed fabrics are affordable alternatives. Pick a colourful textile with a lively pattern. Stretch it across a 20”x20” wood frame (available at book stores and art supply stores), staple in place at the back, and hang as art.

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