Decoration, Wall Art

Living Room Wall Décor Ideas So You Can Finally Fill That Blank Space

f your home is full of blank walls just waiting to be filled with unique artwork, wall hangings, and décor, the time to curate your space is now. Just remember to only buy what appeals to you, rather than buying a piece because it matches a room in your home. Before you pick up a hammer and nails, take a look at some of these living room wall décor ideas. Inspiration awaits!

Sporting Equipment

living room with surfboards
SPACE EXPLORATION

Get inspired by the objects around you and proudly display personal effects by strategically leaning them against a blank wall in the living room. Here, surfboards make for a casual wall decoration that’s also functional if you’re an avid surfer. If your sporting equipment doesn’t feel as chic as these boards, try leaning large artwork or a mirror instead.

Alternative Art

living room with sculptural object hanging above fireplace
STUDIO DB

Instead of a traditional painting or print, opt for something more dynamic, like this sculptural object placed above the fireplace. Although a coveted spot in the living room, the space above the mantel often goes underutilized. Rethink mounting a television above the fireplace and go for something more artistic and interesting to fill the blank space.

Large-Scale Paintings

living room with large piece of hanging art
SHARYN CAIRNS; DESIGN: FIONA LYNCH

Hang a painting on an empty wall in your living room to give the space a striking visual element. The bigger the piece, the more profound the statement. Here, a tall painting fits perfectly on a narrow wall near a doorway. Beyond the hall hangs yet another framed artwork, giving the living room depth and contrast.

Organized Gallery Wall

living room with gallery wall art
BHDM

If you aren’t comfortable with a cluster of artwork on one wall but like the idea of hanging multiple works, create an organized gallery by hanging framed art in perfect alignment. Be sure to take exact measurements so there is an equal space between each frame.

Cornered Art

living room wall with large framed photographs on wall
LILJENCRANTZ DESIGN

Hang paintings, prints, or photographs on two intersecting walls to get this tasteful look. Go bold with two completely different works of art, or create a cohesive look by hanging work by the same artist, medium, or color scheme. The similar framework and black accents of these pieces connect the space.

Wallpaper

living room with wallpaper art
KATHERINE CARTER

Go bold with a decorative patterned wallpaper layered with a painting. It’s a loud choice, but a statement-making print works in this eclectic space. Play with colors, patterns, and materials to create wall décor that’s interesting and draws the attention of guests.

Iridescent Mirrors

living room with Iridescent Mirror
JESSICA HELGERSON

Utilize original objects like this iridescent mirror. It’s colorful and creates depth in the space, but it feels cohesive due to the wooden rim of the mirror, the wooden fireplace, and accents throughout the room. A traditional mirror is also a lovely way to invite light into the living room and make a small space feel larger.

Small Objects

living room with bookcase display
SHARYN CAIRNS; DESIGN: FIONA LYNCH

A bookcase built into the wall is the perfect way to display small objects and knickknacks that are aesthetically pleasing. Organize small objects, decorative boxes, colorful books, and sculptures on the shelves of a bookcase to enhance the décor of a living room. This also works well in a space that already has art and additional décor on the walls.

Diptychs

living room with Diptychs art
STUDIO DB

Hang two works side by side or in a line with each other to create a diptych. Like you would with a gallery wall, take measurements and be precise. Make sure you take into account the size of the art, the wall, and the flow of the rest of the room.

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