House in Blomfield roadContemporary Dining Room, London
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Go largeDon’t fancy a gallery wall? An instant way to elevate a space is with a large piece of artwork. It doesn’t have to be expensive, either, as it’s easy to buy large-scale art at affordable prices nowadays.Make sure the colours in your chosen piece harmonise with the rest of your scheme to give the room that real designed look. The huge landscape above the sideboard here adds an interesting dimension to the space, and the turquoise hues complement the wooden finishes beautifully.Find a huge range of artwork and prints in the Houzz Shop
Let an artwork shineSideboards have a surface that’s ripe for housing pretty ornaments, good-looking books, stylish lamps and plants or flowers… but you can also use them as a mini stage by leaving them almost bare. Here, you can see how. It’s all about that wonderful large-scale artwork, which has little – bar a low plant and delicate bowl in colours that echo those in the art – to detract from it. If you have one standout object or image, don’t be afraid to keep things simple to make the most of it.
Warm, grainy wood contrasts with the sleek texture of the steel and glass extension in the dining area.Floor, Element 7. Wishbone chairs by Hans J Wegner, The Conran Shop. Beat wide pendant lights, Tom Dixon. Bespoke dining table, Alex Findlater. Lowry sideboard, Pinch Design.