No room is complete without a wall decoration or two, and when it comes to the living room, there are so many different options to choose from. If you're having trouble deciding the direction in which you'd like to go when it comes to living room wall decor, we're here to help. Read on to gather ideas from 30 inspiring living rooms that will suit every style.
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Sculptural objects will add intrigue and dimension to your living room. Whether you choose to go neutral or colorful is up to you. Here, sculptural circles add a mod touch to this space.Continue to 2 of 30 below.
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Make It Abstract
A simple abstract painting that complements the textiles within your living room is always an excellent choice. If you're unable to shell out for a professional abstract painting, you can always look into creating one of your own using a canvas and paint from the craft store.Continue to 3 of 30 below.
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Hang a Triptych
Hanging a triptych above the sofa is a great way to fill empty wall space. This is also a nice alternative to making a gallery wall—it can be difficult to source enough different art pieces to create a gigantic display.Continue to 4 of 30 below.
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Try This Twist on a TV
These days, there are plenty of TVs that double as art when turned off. If you can't imagine a living room without a television but want to maintain an aesthetically pleasing setup, options like these are great to consider.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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Keep It Simple
A neutral abstract piece like this one is excellent for a more minimalist living room. Rather than keeping the walls completely bare, simply choose one favorite piece that will be the star of the show in your pared-down space.Continue to 6 of 30 below.
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Or Say Hello to Color
Alternatively, if you love bright colors, a large painted cloth will add tons of personality to a space. It can be fun to opt for a look different than the usual framed canvas, too.Continue to 7 of 30 below.
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Hang a Large Mirror
Don't underestimate the power of an oversized mirror in the living room. Pieces like this one can best be sourced by going the vintage route, but there are also plenty of contemporary options on the market that are designed to resemble traditional pier mirrors. As a bonus, a mirror like this one is perfect for checking your outfit before heading out the door!Continue to 8 of 30 below.
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Lean a Figure Sketch
Figure drawings aren't just for the bedroom or bathroom. They can add a soft, romantic touch to the living room, too. Opting to lean a print like this one rather than mount it to the wall will result in a chic, effortless vibe.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Wow With Wallpaper
Get moody! Create a gallery wall featuring a variety of prints that complement your furniture and accessories perfectly. Bonus points if you hang everything on top of a stunning wallpaper pattern for an elevated, layered look.Continue to 10 of 30 below.
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Show off your love of music by hanging a favorite instrument on the wall. Best of all, this guitar is easy to grab and play when the mood strikes.Continue to 11 of 30 below.
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Decorate With Plants
Go green! Hang some planters on the wall so that you can showcase favorite clippings (or even faux stems—we guarantee no one will no the difference). This technique is a great way to add a 3D touch to any living room.Continue to 12 of 30 below.
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Try This Shelfie Trick
If you don't quite have room for a bookshelf but want to showcase some of your favorite trinkets, a small shelf like the one shown here is a smart solution. Plus, it'll be an instant conversation starter when guests stop by.Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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Make It a Duo
If you have two small paintings you'd like to display, consider stacking them on an empty corner wall. Note that it's ok to have extra white space left over; there's no need to cover a wall in its entirety if you prefer to keep things simple.Continue to 14 of 30 below.
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Add Some Extra Light
Sconces aren't just for the bedroom. Consider incorporating one into your living room gallery wall to add a little more brightness to the space.Continue to 15 of 30 below.
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Collect Vintage Mirrors
Why not make a gallery wall using various mirrors? Mirrors can be a lot of fun to collect, given that you can scoop them up at thrift stores, flea markets, and the like. Mix and match various shapes and sizes for a unique look.Continue to 16 of 30 below.
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Or Source Quirky Portraits
Hang a quirky vintage portrait in your living room and make up a fun story behind it. You could even assemble an entire wall of portraits that you pick up during your travels or while hitting the thrift store.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Play to a Room's Architecture
If your living room has beautiful wall paneling, you will want to decorate around it accordingly. Placing art pieces so that they fit in each neat "box" can be a nice way to honor this special feature and display your favorite works.Continue to 18 of 30 below.
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Showcase a Wooden Piece
If you're having trouble finding a portrait or painting that speaks to you, consider displaying a wooden piece instead. This sculptural design adds tons of character above the mantel in this living room.Continue to 19 of 30 below.
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Think in Threes
There are so many creative ways to display three different pieces of art in your living room. A configuration like this one is perfect for a smaller wall and can always be expanded over time.Continue to 20 of 30 below.
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Cover the Walls
Hanging bold wallpaper or a beautiful mural is a wonderful way to add a touch of the unexpected into your living room. You can always search for removable options if you're renting, too.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Print Out Photos
Now is the time to print out all of those photos in your favorites folder! The living room is a great place to hang a gallery of family photos. If you're worried about such an arrangement looking too busy, just print photos in black and white and place them inside uniform frames.Continue to 22 of 30 below.
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Hang a set of botanicals or nature prints to bring a touch of the outside world into your living room. A configuration like this one is timeless and sophisticated.Continue to 23 of 30 below.
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Bring a Museum Moment Home
If you have a window right above your sofa, you can still hang framed art on either side. Placing picture lights above each art piece will illuminate your favorite works and bring fancy museum vibes to your home.Continue to 24 of 30 below.
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Paint a Mural or Two
Why not think outside the box and paint a bold mural in the living room? These jungle-themed works are vibrant and full of life.Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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Show Off Your Favorite Tunes
Why not use wall shelving to better infuse your personality into your living space? If you love music, for example, take a cue from this room. Here, records double as artwork but are easy to access as needed.Continue to 26 of 30 below.
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Don't be afraid to be a bit whimsical. Here, an oversized alphabet print makes a playful statement in this otherwise serious living room.Continue to 27 of 30 below.
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Bring the outside in by using moss as decor. It requires little maintenance, is a fun texture, and will make any room feel more earthy and relaxed.Continue to 28 of 30 below.
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Show Off Your Happy Place
Find a picture of your happy place and show it off! If you love a particular beach, purchase a professional aerial photo or frame one of your own shots from your last visit as a reminder of sunny days to come.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Cover the living room walls with large canvases that have special meaning to you. If you're an artist, this is also a neat way to showcase some of your own work.Continue to 30 of 30 below.
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Let the Light Inside
If your living room is on the smaller side, make it feel larger by scattering mirrors throughout. Hanging three in a row above a sofa looks sleek and modern.