Living Room Unique Wall Decor Ideas

The walls in your home should be thought of as a blank canvas which allow you to express your personality through art, curating collections that bring joy each time you walk past them. Being that the living room is one of the most forward facing areas in your house, how you choose to embellish your wall space sets an important tone. The options are endless when it comes to living room wall décor ideas but we have listed some of our favorite options below.

Large-Scale Paintings

Large wall décor ideas for living rooms make for the perfect statement pieces. Go bold with large-scale paintings for they are not only great conversation starters but they effortlessly provide a pop of personality that every room needs. It’s also an easy and clean way to cover a large open space on a wall without any furniture or above a large sofa.

Leaning Art

If you are looking for a new way to display your art pieces, leaning them against the wall or mantle is the way to go. This adds texture to your overall look while also giving the space a unique flair. Layer multiple pieces with a slight overlap to get a real collectors feel.

Gallery Walls

For a more cohesive look, create a gallery wall with images from the same artist. Or, if you prefer a mix, gather pieces with similar color schemes or subject matters in order to keep up the organized design. Framing all the pieces in the same frame style and finish is another easy way to assure a cohesive look. A gallery wall is a great way to fill a really large open wall and also as a way to use a lot of your smaller collected art works together for more impact.


Wallpaper is one of the most effective ways to add tons of character to the walls of your room and tie together your color story.  From florals to geometrics or textural solids, the options are pretty much endless and can work with any aesthetic.  Choose wallpaper with a bold print or bright colors to give the room an eccentric vibe. Or opt for a subtler look with a grasscloth or silk paper for a more sophisticated feel. No matter what, the wallpaper creates a beautiful backdrop for the art that is layered upon it and fills in empty spaces on the walls that might otherwise feel bare.


If you are aiming for a more classic vibe, utilize black and white photography. Photographs create a nostalgic atmosphere that every guest can appreciate. Opt for a white or black simple gallery frame to further showcase the fine art look. Family photographs look really beautiful when displayed in gallery style too and are a beautiful way to add a personal touch to the space.


Whether your home might have built-in bookcases already or you buy a shelving unit, a bookcase can be one of the most creative ways to decorate a room.  The bookcase is the best way to really show off your personality and create a rich and interesting focal point for a room. Bookcases are a great way to add symmetry and height into a space as an architectural detail in a room that might be otherwise lacking. With shelves being filled with antiques, books, art, and treasured objects, this design curates both a textured and unique end result that is always ongoing #shelfie!

Hang Mirrors

A mirror is a great addition to almost space as it serves to fill wall space, is a beautiful decorative piece, and also brings more light into a room and a feeling of openness.  A mirror can be a great way to bring in another dynamic shape onto a wall other than a rectangle or square of a window frame or piece of art.  Hang a mirror opposite a window to bring views of trees and more light into the room, or over a fireplace mantle for a classic look.  Think outside the box when selecting your mirror too as it can be a place to bring in a lot of character.  Mirrors don’t just have to be gold or wood frames anymore, but can be in bold colors or even wrapped in fabric for a funkier look.