Large Wall Art – Choosing the right large wall art for your living room can be a daunting task. It is important to consider factors such as the size of the wall, the color scheme, and the style of the room. Begin by measuring the wall and selecting art that fits the space proportionally.

Consider choosing art that complements the color scheme of the room or adds a pop of color. The style of the art should also match the overall decor of the living room. By following these guidelines, you can choose large wall art that enhances the beauty and ambiance of your living room.

Modern Wall Art for Living Rooms: A Summary

Searching for the top modern trends for 2023? We’ve got your back! Our art director, Tirzah Goodman has highlighted geometric wall sets as one of the most popular accessories for the upcoming year. These prints take geometric patterns to a whole new level due to their multi-panel layout. You can choose between a single design with split-panels, or a duo or trio of matching designs. Select a print that stretches across your living room wall, mimicking the length of your sofa or main seating area. Experiment with vibrant, warm and cool tones for added variation and visual dimension. If your space is feeling a little too neutral, a geometric print will maintain the modern look while adding a playful touch.

Choosing a large wall art for living room

The Right Art for Your Living Room

The “right” wall art is all about selecting a piece that makes you feel comfortable. Blend current trends with your personal style for a look that’s both universal and individual.  

Living Room Decor: Pro Tips

Interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz summarizes 2023 trends in a single statement:

“This year’s aim is to express a message of strength and hopefulness to create a synergy between coziness, functionality and the sense of comfort.”

ElephantStock’s fellow resident designer Yoko Chow explains how wall art can transform your space:

“Instead of [committing to a full-blown renovation,] you can simply look for a piece of wall art in the right size and color palette. If you want to focus on wall art instead of [more complex upgrades,] it may be worth it to install something large and impactful. Just be mindful to pick a color palette to complement the rest of the space.” Easy-peasy!

How to Decide on Choosing Large Wall Art for Living Room

Choosing A Complementary Style

When it comes to oversized wall art, a large print will set the tone for your entire space. Be mindful of what you want to convey. If you’re looking to create a contemporary space, consider pairing it with a modern trend.

Living Room Decor: Pro Tips

ElephantStock’s decor pro Elimar Lobo Sáenz lists a few of her favorite trends for 2023:

-The “Livable Luxury” style

-Indoor plants & greenery

-Light fixtures & affordable accessories with character

All of these trends have something in common. 2023 is all about creating safe spaces that are loaded with brightness and positive energy. For a finishing touch, Elimar recommends using natural and sustainable materials, as well as different types of wood and handmade fabrics.

For a foolproof print to pair with your minor modern upgrades, go with a trendy abstract figure print. This collection was curated by our art director Tirzah Goodman. The best part? This minimal style ensures you can’t go big enough!

An Eye-Catching Color Palette

An oversized piece of wall art is eye-catching on its own. You don’t need to go overboard with vibrant colors to create a focal point; the size of the canvas will achieve that on its own!

Blue Wall Art for Living Rooms

Blue will always be the ultimate go-to color for artwork. While it isn’t a neutral shade, it can be used liberally without looking garish. Whether your style is vintage or abstract, blue is the perfect color for any homeowner.

Black and Grey Wall Art for Living Rooms

Another way to balance the size of your piece is to use no color at all! Black and grey can still make a significant statement while never appearing gaudy. Classic or contemporary, no shades are more versatile than these colorless tones

How to Choose Extra Large Wall Art for Living Room

Living Room Wall Art: Sizes

Wondering which size will suit your space best? View this excerpt from our Ultimate Wall Art Size Guide, specifically tailored towards oversized art:


Looking for something really dramatic and big for a large empty wall? We got you!
Choose an oversized wall art that measures 68 inches by 45 inches in height and width. If you want to cover the entire wall above your couch or bed, this is the right size selection for your canvas. It makes your space look dramatic and appealing while adding a luxurious touch to your space.
Before hanging your well-sized wall art, make sure you mark the corners where you want to hang it. For marking, you can use a paper tape so that you can visualize the canvas before actually buying or drilling a hole into the wall.


Wall art that you want to hang over furniture, such as a fireplace, a bed or a couch, should be between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture’s width. To measure the ideal art size above your furniture, consider this example: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. You need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to fit impressively above the couch.

HUGE Wall Art Options

The best part about living room wall art, is you can practically NEVER go big enough! If you’re dreaming of something so striking that your houseguests gasp in disbelief, our five-panel print comes in a size that will take your breath away. Follow this tip on oversized wall decor for more details:

Large Paintings for Living Room Walls

The five-piece, 92”x42” layout is perfect for a large, modern living room. If you have a large sectional or sofa, you can dare to break the over-the-furniture rule we outlined above for a bold, contemporary look. At the end of the day, modern decor is all about taking chances. As long as you use these tips as a guideline, the rules are meant to be bent (but not broken!)

How to Choose Large Wall Art Canvas for Living Room

Explore our array of unique canvas shapes below: