12 Inspiring Ideas | How to Decorate a Large Wall in a Living Room


Are you feeling intimated by the large, blank wall space in your living room? We hear you! Whether it’s large artwork, statement décor, or bold colors, finding the perfect focal piece to bring the room together can be challenging. Today, we want to help you feel inspired to embrace your creative freedom. Check out our 12 living room wall ideas below!

1.) Large Art Piece

Want to avoid drilling tons of nails into your walls or simply looking for a quick way to cover a large surface area? Consider buying one giant art piece that can serve as the center piece of the room. You can either invest in fine art for your home or go a more affordable route with large scale engineer prints.

 2.) Grid Gallery Wall

If you can’t decide on just one large art piece for your living room, consider creating a wall of art with some smaller frames or canvases. The great thing about a gallery art wall is that you have the ability to personalize all the pieces to create something unique to your style. Maybe you want to display family photos? Perhaps an assortment of paintings is more your style? Either way, it makes for a terrific way to create an eye-catching living room wall.

3.) Tall Leaning Mirror or Circular Mirror

Want to make your living room look bigger and brighter? Mirrors are the perfect décor multitasker! Not only do they boost the sense of space in your room, but they are also the perfect way to add some flair to your home. If you want to hang your mirror on the wall, a fun circular mirror could be a great option. However, if you prefer to leave the tools in the box, consider opting for a tall standing mirror you can lean against the wall.

4.)  Floating Shelves

Floating shelves are a chic and stylish way to liven up any wall in your home. Whether you choose to showcase framed photos, fun canvas paintings, or potted plants, shelving is a great option for bringing your blank wall to life.

5.) Wallpaper

Yes, you read that right! Wallpaper is making a big comeback in our homes and gives you the opportunity to flood the room with patterns, prints, textures, and colors. When choosing wallpaper, take a moment to analyze your furniture colors, rug patterns, and décor pieces prior to best find the print that will match the style of your living room.

6.) Minimalist Console Table

If you’re not ready to commit to a full-blown wall makeover, a minimalist console table could be just the start you’re looking for. Organize small objects, decorative boxes, colorful books, or sculptures on the console table positioned in front of them wall so that it helps fill the space.

7.)  Bookcase

Parting with a beloved book can be hard. Instead of feeling like your old books are just collecting dust under you bed, put them on display. With some simple wall-mounted shelving, you can create an inspiring bookshelf that lets your walls do the talking.

8.)  Woven Baskets

Woven baskets are the perfect wall décor for anyone looking to bring boho vibes into their home. Play around with colors, patterns, size, and textures to create a living room wall that’s interesting and draws the attention of guests.

9.) Greenery Wall

Give your home a boost of oxygen by incorporating some plants to your living room. You can mount potted plants or go bold with an entire greenery wall to make a statement in your home. However, do keep in mind that some plants can be extremely toxic for pets. If you have dogs or cats, consider keeping in mind these pet-proofing tipsincluding plants that could be harmful to our four-legged family members.

10.) Bold Paint Colors

It's a loud choice, but playful and bold paint colors can pack a visual punch in your living room. The challenge is to make sure the paint colors don’t go from vibrant to garish! Before picking up the brush, get to know these paint color combinations that can help you decide which tones might be the best fit for your living room.

11.) Music Showcase

Decorate to the beat of your own drum! If you’re a musician or simply love collecting records, an out of the box idea would be to use the blank wall space to showcase your passion. Consider mounting your instruments or old records to create a fun, interactive space in your living room.

12.)  Statement Wall Decor

If paintings or photography isn’t bold enough for your taste, consider large-scale 3-D wall décor that will be sure to grab the attention of everyone in the room. A great tip for shopping for statement wall décor is to visit your local art shops or browse small businesses online where you can find unique pieces for your home.

Designing and decorating a home can be an exciting, yet overwhelming experience. That’s why we created the Shea Homes Design studio - to make our homeowner’s visions come to life! Learn more about designing a home with Shea, by visiting sheahomes.com

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