This post is all about how to decorate large walls.
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Decorating large walls can be really hard, there’s a lot of room and options and it can seem overwhelming. Staring at a blank wall trying to find the balance between colours, items, texture, etc, can be really intimidating.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I’ll be going through some really useful tips on how to decorate large walls, focusing especially on how to decorate large walls in living rooms, but they can be applied to any room.
A Large Piece Of Art (£9.99-£34.99)
Okay, this is an easy one. But we want to make it bold and attention-grabbing. Large pieces of art make great focal points and are amazing high-impact options. You can choose from a huge rage of options: pictures, paintings, a diptych, anything you fancy! The bigger the more colours and textures it will add to your living room.
A Grid Gallery Wall (£30.82)
A Grid gallery is one of my favourite options. It can work in any size living room and it’s really good fun to do. Maybe not that much fun to hang, but overall it’s great. It usually is cheaper as well and you can change it more often by just changing the pictures or drawings in the frames. If you don’t like it symmetrical, try different styles of pictures and sizes, colour schemes etc, to make it more eclectic.
A Statement Mirror (£83.99)
Mirrors are great options in general, but especially if your living room it’s not really big. They reflect light giving the impression of bigger, airier spaces. Choosing a bold design, it will work as a focal point, quite similar to a piece of art.
Wallpaper is my absolute favourite. It makes rooms so fun and special. It will create a vibrant space that will grab attention instantly. Nothing makes a bigger statement than a beautiful wallpaper. You can choose between flower prints, natural textures or even personalise your own patterns. If you aren’t ready to commit or you don’t own the place don’t worry! There are a lot of removable options.
A Bookcase System
Sometimes art pieces or others just aren’t enough to fill up all the space available but don’t panic, there’s still a lot of options. A bookcase system not only will solve this problem but it will give you a lot of extra storage. You can either build it in or buy a series of matching – or not – bookshelves.
Hanging Tapestry (£36-£48)
Hanging tapestry are gorgeous wall decor and add a touch of soft natural kind of texture. They are very affordable and easy to hang up, really versatile and work great in high-traffic areas since they won’t break easily.
Greenery should be the go-to of home decor. Applied to walls, a couple of hanging plants alongside a gallery wall or floating shelves will give you a really high-impact focal point. Plants bring life to spaces and clean the air, but if you’re not really into plants or don’t have the time or skills to take care of them, faux plants will work just as great.
Another of my favourite ideas on how to decorate large walls in living rooms is using floating shelves to display pictures, paintings, small plants and tiny objects. It’s a more casual and relaxed look but it can still look sophisticated with the right elements. Just remember to avoid cluttering and give enough space between objects.
Lighting fixtures will usually complement a piece of art, mirror, or a TV and they are a great way to bring a sense of symmetry and balance to your room. Lighting is one of the most – if not the most – important factors to consider when deciding how to decorate large walls in living rooms. You will find millions of beautiful fixtures that will add personality and functional light to your space.
For an alternative that doesn’t involve pictures or shelves, wall decor – baskets, raffia plates, etc – will add tons of natural and different textures elevating the overall look of your space. Choose a beautiful colour scheme that matches with the rest and the furniture and let the decor do the rest!
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