The Wow Secret Weapon: Dramatic Art

It's no secret that artwork brings color, pattern, texture and life into a space, but those with dramatic modern-style tastes have a secret weapon they use powerfully: adding a dramatic modern piece of art to a space can increase its wow factor by a ton!

Being large certainly helps. Having a modern subject is wonderful. Bold colors and bright patterns definitely does it. What all dramatic modern art pieces have in common is they bring the drama. They make a huge impact in whatever space they're in and hopefully balance and enhance the rest of a room. Here are some stunning examples of dramatic modern art pieces we've spotted in recent Apartment Therapy house tours.

TOP ROW:
1) In your face bold fruit in Mark's "Retro Cabin Mod" in Eagle Rock
2) Graphic and gray in Dina's Vibrant and Eclectic Home
3) White backgrounds and energetic hues in Ami and Sean's Colorful, Welcoming & Art-Filled Home
4) Modern on wood in Erin's Warm & Wood-Wrapped Austin Bungalow
5) Graffiti graphic in Alexis' Modern Glass House

BOTTOM ROW:
6) A powerful pair in Traci's Incredible South Pasadena Craftsman
7) Natural and global in Budi & Andrew's Global Oasis in London
8) Striped and sassy in Cristina Thrives as an Expat in Hong Kong
9) Office space bold in Kevin's Cool, Collected Studio Cocktail
10) Bold over bedding in Elizabeth's Colorful and Adventurous House

(Images: Marcia Prentice, Adrienne Breaux, Bethany Nauert, Eleanor B├╝sing, Jill Slater, Patrick J. Hamilton)

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.

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