Superpowered Style: Shake Up Your Look With Some Off-Center Art

Superpowered Style: Shake Up Your Look With Some Off-Center Art

Nancy Mitchell
Jan 8, 2015

Here's a post that's a testament to the sublime beauty of the unexpected. You've heard that art should always be centered — but what if it wasn't? Find here 10 intriguing, quirky examples of why rules were made to be broken.

Above: a dining room with quirky art placement, from Bo Bedre via House and Hold.

(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)

Some off center art spotted on Desire to Inspire.

(Image credit: Stil Inspiration)

An off-center piece adds a bit of the unexpected to a bedroom from Stil Inspiration.

(Image credit: Stephanie Strickland)

An asymmetrical art arrangement in Rena's Global Eclectic San Francisco Apartment.

This particular painting is hung both off center and a little bit too low... but somehow it works. It's all about the relationships between the art and the other elements in the room. From Nordic Design.

(Image credit: Sheep and Stone)

This little grouping, instead of centering itself over the middle of the couch, aligns with the right side, with unexpected results. The lamp serves to balance out the whole composition. From Sara's Scandinavian-Style Downtown Brooklyn Condo.

(Image credit: Surfing Cowboys)

An off-center arrangement from Surfing Cowboys via SF Girl by Bay.

You might expect to see the art centered over the bed, but instead it's hung over the nightstand. Again, all about relationships. From SF Girl by Bay.

Another off-center piece adds a quirky touch to a bedroom. From Nuevo Estilo.

The larger and smaller pieces on either side of this couch balance one another out nicely... but still add a touch of the unexpected. Also from Nuevo Estilo.

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