The living room is the heart of a home, a place to gather and relax. Decorating your living room walls in a way that’s appealing, welcoming, and pleasing to you can be a difficult choice to make. Will you use artwork or wallpaper? Picture frames or plants?
With countless options for decorating your living room walls, we put together a list of trendy inspiration to help you along in your living room design. Let’s get into it, shall we?
1. Accent With Wallpaper
Accent walls are an easy way to give your living room a unique and eye-catching look. Big floral wallpaper gives this living room a dark and feminine composition. The colors play off well with the gray sofa and pink details around the room.
Choosing an intricate pattern or design brings enough to the room visually that you won’t have to do much more decorating, as doing so can make your living room look busy and overcrowded. Stripes, delicate lined patterns, and other foliage-based designs will give your living room a beautiful focal point.
You can achieve this look with removable adhesive wallpaper as well, so you have more freedom in changing up your design whenever you want.
2. Lively Decor
Create a welcoming space by lining a living room wall with shelves full of greenery. Live plants have been known to reduce air pollution indoors and promote a calm environment for those who enter. Plants as decor are an inexpensive way to add color and life to your living room.
You can choose to decorate your shelves entirely of plants or add other stylistic elements. You can also combine standing shelves and hanging shelves to get full and vibrant coverage of greenery.
3. Vertical Garden
If you have a green thumb, love plants, and want to take it to the next level, you can create a vertical garden in your living room. Think of this as taking the bed of an outdoor garden and hanging it on your wall.
The simplest way this is achieved is by compacted rows of hanging planters that are made to tilt on the front side of the planter. This lets the plants grow forward and down, so when they are grown out it looks like a wall of greenery.
There are many DIY versions as well as versions you can purchase. This ranges from simple versions that you hang and water yourself to entire walls with a self-watering system.
4. Customize With Chalk
Chalkboard paint is a fun way to add a personalized look to your living room. There are many different ways to use chalkboard paint, from application to styling. You can paint an entire wall or, if you’d rather a smaller design, paint a portion of a wall and create a frame so that it looks like a hanging picture.
If you’re an artistic person or have kids, a chalkboard wall would be a perfect addition to your living room. Allow your kids or guests to create their own artwork that they can wipe away and recreate countless times. Or create your own beautiful picture or design and have the freedom to change it up whenever you please.
5. Sophisticated Wall Molding
Adding wall molding to a blank wall is a great way to bring instant sophistication to your living room. Molding panels add warmth and dimension to an otherwise cold and boring wall.
Whether you’re creating large or small panels, this is a fairly easy job to do since you can purchase wall molding at any hardware store. After measuring out your desired panels and cutting the molding, you can use a nail gun to attach the pieces to the wall. Just make sure you’re nailing them into studs and not just drywall.
6. Matching Gallery Wall
Gallery walls are a popular way to style artwork and photos of different sizes to create one cohesive look. For this room, the artwork is in matching frames that also match the wood finishings of the furniture in the living room. Matching frames are one way to make what could look like chaotic wall decor into something intentional and stylized.
7. Mismatched Gallery Wall
Mismatched gallery walls combine complementary colors and materials to create their own cohesive look. This may mean that you choose two different frame colors, like black and gold.
This could also mean picking different colors from the rest of your living room decor and mismatching all the frames. As long as the colors are consistent in your decor or throughout the artwork, you can put any combination of frame types, colors, and materials together for your gallery wall.
8. Faux Brick
When your living room is surrounded by plain boring walls, you can add texture to the room with a faux brick wall. Exposed brick is popular in modern decor, as it brings character and history into the home. Still, having a home that isn’t made from brick doesn’t have to stop you from creating that interesting textured wall.
Brick printed wallpaper looks tacky once the viewer realizes it’s a two-dimensional surface. So for that 3D look and feel of real brick, you can use interior art panels. These panels have their own adhesive and all you have to do is peel and stick the panels side-by-side along a wall. They are flat on the back and raised and textured on the front so they look as if you have a brick wall in your living room.
9. Extra Large Mirror
Mirrors have a number of positives when it comes to incorporating them into home decor. Mirrors reflect light back into the room, so whatever light source you have, be it overhead lighting or natural lighting, will be multiplied in a room with a large mirror. And since mirrors reflect the room around them, it gives the illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is.
Extra-large mirrors are a statement piece. They come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and frame types, making it easy to find one that will flow with your home decor.
This large golden clock is a beautiful focal point against this living room’s hunter-green mantle. Oversized clocks like this are not meant to necessarily be practical or used for telling time; they are decorative pieces that can be placed anywhere, like above mantles, above couches, or in the middle of an accent wall.
11. Basket Wall
A popular trend in boho style homes is basket walls. These are a large collage on a wall created by hanging a number of mismatched woven baskets. This can be a very pricey or very cheap project depending on where you source your baskets from. You can typically find woven baskets at second-hand shops or any craft or home goods store. This is going to be your more inexpensive option.
If you want a perfectly curated and styled basket wall, you can purchase rattan basket wall decor, pieces made specifically for hanging on the wall. This can be pricey, but it does allow you to select baskets in the exact design or color scheme you desire.
We hope this guide has given you some inspiration to make the most of your living room walls! But before you go, be sure to check out these other living room wall decor guides: