A fresh coat of glossy paint is great for your living room, it’s incredible really. But painting can only take your living space so far in terms of inspiration and enviable elegance. If you want to make your favorite room in the home feel more homely than a hospital ward then you have to step up your décor. So throw on your goofy hat and let’s get artsy!
Art is a broad term for what is generally the best way to boost the appearance of any space. From monochromatic photographs to simple and complex abstract paintings, you can’t get it wrong with showcasing your art. It creates visual interests to keep you and your guests relaxed and to keep the mind from wandering to unwanted areas.
Hiring a decorator vs DIY
While a good number of the pieces we show for inspiration are easy for DIY and will cost relatively less than purchasing art online, there are some pricey pieces too for the elegant feel. How much you spend depends on the size of your walls, you preferred style and whether or not you budgeted for a decorator.
The most lived room in the house sure deserves a facelift and not only the looks but also functionality and comfort. Mastering the art of decorating is a bit of a science itself but you need not worry yourself. Trust your instincts and prefer what you already love.
Beauty and functionality
Even as we decorate for pure aesthetics, there are better forms of decor that are multi-pronged for functionality and optics and those are the best. We are talking things like bookcases, open shelves, artsy hat storage or wall mounted lighting. We have included diverse decorations from farmhouses to townhouses for rustic or industrial ultra-modern feel.
All you need some inspiration, that’s all.
Does your living room feel empty? Well, here is your opportunity to fill them with possibilities. Just a few additions can transform any house and add to its value. When you are ready to turn your stark walls into styled centerpieces then you have come to the right blog. Welcome aboard our tour of some of the most inspirational yet simple art and decor for walls of any size. Below we have 20 wall decor ideas that are guaranteed to add value to your life.
1. Make a farmhouse
What a great piece to inspire you bursting with creativity for your own signature farmhouse. This goes to show how unnecessary it is to hire an interior design to make you dream wall complete. You also don’t need to scrap the paint off or knock down some walls. Part of this décor is made from reclaimed wood which brings a natural and rustic feel. Try this stunning wall gallery for a decorative memorabilia and its great aesthetics for your farmhouse.
2. Create a gallery
Even when you don’t have a knack for art, you should not let blank walls take over your your home. Plain walls can crush imagination which is not desirable for any homeowner, decorator or not. These framed photos suck up that vacuum and occupy the minds of your guests with that neat creativity properly tucked in your stark walls. This kind of art will spruce up any living room or hallway easily and for cheap.
3. Make a statement with you fireplace
The fireplace is a central focal point for most living rooms and when you are done chasing out bare areas on your walls you can also make a statement on the fireplace. This lithograph makes the entire set feel different and unexpected especially when paired with a Chesney’s’ mantel. The Neil Bilbao marble is a piece of art in its own rite.
4. Charming rustic Living Room décor for wall
Sometimes we need to go crazy with oversized initials and signs like this ampersand sign and initial letter J which bring the wall alive. The whole piece is a combination of seemingly misplaced arrangements of nautical woodsy designs and wire art in the form of a basket of seashells next to the hello sign. You can easily accomplish the simple pieces from string art and other forms of DIY craft. The charming deer head and monochromatic family photo is a great addition for the entire look.
5. Open shelving bookcase
When you have elegant white walls for your living space and do not want the bookcase addition to ruin he clean look then this is what you should consider. It Looks really glam and can offer a nice place to showcase some of your pricy memorabilia and souvenirs. This simple addition goes to show how decorative fixtures can transform a room especially when carefully planned. This could go on in several ways depending on your living room design and so only serves for inspiration.
6. String your art
At the center of DIY bohemian wall décor for Living Room Island is this delicious wall handing with beads stringed on a branch. If you have some beads lying around forever and any oddly shaped reclaimed wood, you are halfway done! Do not fail however, to appreciate the asymmetry of this piece that is made deliberately to throw your audience off balance. Human minds are prudent at detecting “flaws and it is easier if you make deliberate ones”. Further, the whimsical look is priceless no to mention it does not hide your neatly done walls or take away too much visual real estate as a designer would say.
7. Decorate around your TV
This is us sign” hangs over the TV and window frames on either side. When we enter the living room, attention is mostly shifted toward the media center and the TV is usually the center piece for this wall. Decorating around it will give your guest something else to explore other than what is on the news. The sign and flowers are a welcome distraction. The frames give off that rustic vibe while the flowers give your home a botanical feel. Aged woods are always a classy addition to decorative pieces.
8. Corner every inch in art, add some greenery
When decorating for larger rooms, it can be a bit of an uphill task finding the right décor without turning it into a museum of some sort. Here the trick is to add art evenly spaced on the walls and introduce some greenery too. A blank wall can only look lively with a gallery of similar proportion. You can divide any wall into themed sections where you can now decide whether to put a collage of art and mirrors or larger canvas art.
9. Celebrate your favorite animal
On your walls goes all that you love and don’t really give attention to the text book because you are decorating for you. There is nothing wrong with having several photo of your favorite canine mixed in with contemporary art from around the world. This shows how the art pieces need not be the same size or type to be displayed side by side. Larger pricier ones go side by side with cheaper smaller canvas ones.
10. Keep the time
Get this oversized wooden clock to remind yourself and your loved ones of the essence of keeping time. The best part is that with some hours to spare, you can occupy your afternoon in making this from some scrap oak wood you have lying around somewhere. Of course the look is not complete with a message board or two and some family photos. Notice how the brown arrow, board and initial W blend in with the couch colors.
11. Pure elegance
There are a few places in the living room where pompom throw pillows can’t patch and the walls top that list. When you have pulled together an inspiration for your boutique furniture and floors then you would better consider how the walls complete the look. This decorator chose to wake up those tired walls with creative full length flower portraits borrowing from the color scheme. Hanging an abstract art over the fireplace mantel draws attention to the centerpiece of the room.
12. Clock and flowers
Whether you choose to go with an industrial or classical style, a huge clock on a wall could easily change the ambience of just about any setting. He best part is, it is minimalistic and doesn’t seem to block wall colors. These flowers are a clever addition that makes it feel balanced and vegetative like a farmhouse should. Show your guests you love for growing things and encourage them to stay with this incredibly easy wall decor.
13. Mirror on the wall
Try this simple trick to make some of the best illusion of art on your walls. Make a collage display of just about anything really and in the middle of it include a giant mirror with a similar frame. Be sure to line it up nicely with the pieces on the opposite wall because that is what will be displayed on the mirror. Just like that and you have an additional utility in the living room and also a work of art.
14. Minimalist Open shelves
The shelves are as much art as anything else of aesthetic value you place on them. Make it look easy with this simplistic yet visually appealing art. It looks even better when you plan them to look like there is no order in which they are arranged. You can add little plants or sketches on them just to make the shelves look useful. You can’t go wrong with shelving your simple art and memorabilia like this.
15. Gold round clock and black paintings
Black paintings have their own unique allure especially when you choose to go the abstract way. The classic gold clock adds a layer of elegance and beauty to the wall while the black canvas absorbs the light creating diluting the hype. The patching lampshade and sofa pillows also have a role in the overall picture.
16. Create a simple drawing’s gallery
When people think wall décor, they often think complex art and focal pieces. But when decorating your living room, you want to stick to simple budget friendly drawings that make it look easy. With this gallery of insects ad leave patterns, you can make your home feel organic and add some desired life to your walls for cheap. The wall unit next to the couch is in itself a work of art. Here the artist chooses the same wooden feel for the stools and even the TV stand and the TV itself.
17. Elegant clock
Sometimes a dull grey wall needs some bright white to come to life and that is what this classic elegant clock does to this living room. It’s a transparency thus giving a clear contrast with the wall and also you don’t want it’s to feel as though it is obstructing something important. Brighter furnishings and darker walls is a simple trick you can use to highlight your furniture and decor.
18. How about antique mirrors?
When you are into mirrors and you are also going for a rustic feel, take a cue from this historic décor and put up quite a few antique mirrors on your blank wall. Symmetry is not important and whether or not the mirrors match should not be your greatest concern. Sometimes the order is found in the chaos and what seems chaotic appears to be in perfect harmony upon closer inspection.
19. Or just be you!
A girl can just be herself sometimes when decorating and come up with some incredible pieces. Put up whatever the heck you want on your own walls and we will love it. A few simple art pieces and a whole bunch of DIY wall and living room décor projects later you could end up with something a lot better than this. It looks very original and says who you are and what you love, something we must all learn to embrace at all times.
20. Build your high walls in pebbles
Decorating particularly high walls can be a challenge even if you have the budget to paint a mural. Instead, why not go for something a little less permanent such as this abstract map using pebbles. Stones alone are nature’s work of art and develop a special kind of beauty that turns up the ambiance of any setting. When you want a rustic feel, you must go for pebbles with color differences and varying sizes and depth. Random designs are the best.