Large wall decor living room – Looking to add a touch of personality and style to your living space? Look no further than these top living room wall art ideas. A gallery wall can create a cohesive and personalized look, while a statement piece like a large painting or sculpture can add a touch of drama. Wall murals, mixed media displays, and textile art can also add texture and dimension to your walls. With these top living room wall art ideas, you can transform your space and showcase your personal style.

How do I choose wall art for my living room?

‘Our clients often seek out one large piece of art that unifies the colour scheme of their living room, taking a cue from the living room sofa ideas and rugs to unite the feel of the space,’ says Helen at The Art Buyer.

‘For this I recommend hanging one large landscape format painting centrally over the sofa, with the centre of the painting hung just above the average eye height. For a warm, lived in feel I favour paintings with a variety of colours and lovely visible texture.

‘Seascapes and landscape paintings are the ultimate ‘dreamy’ canvasses and will never date. But stunning, airy abstract paintings can be the perfect formula for the heart of the home – tying in aspects of your scheme or simply creating an arresting, but not jarring focal point.’

How do I arrange my living room wall art?

‘There are a number of ways you can display wall art in a living room, but the most important thing is to be bold and adventurous as art is designed to stand out, rather than sit quietly in the background,’ says Ann Marie Cousins, AMC Interior Design. 

‘Whatever you go for, make sure the art gives depth to a space. This can be done by including wall art in different sizes, combining bigger pieces with smaller prints for example, or introducing colour through you wall art.’

1. Consider the mood your artwork creates

If you’re choosing art, a great place to start is to think about the mood you’re trying to create in your living room. Are you looking for something bold, to lift the room and create impact, or would you prefer to create a calming feel?

‘Thinking this way helps to narrow down your search,’ says Erica at Murus. Consider graphic and abstract styles for something bold and landscapes or botanicals for a calming mood.

‘Colour is also a great way to narrow down your search by focusing on a couple of colours that compliment your living space.’

2. Go big and bold with a statement piece

There will be a number of great spots in your living room for art, depending on the period and style of your property. So find a prominent place and hang a piece that’s big enough to fill it, it is a brilliant way to break up a large wall in a living room. 

‘One perfect spot is above your sofa, the mood you create here can really set the tone for this room,’ says Erica at Murus. ‘Scale here is key as this may be one of the largest walls you have. So use this space confidently, as you will be looking at the piece you hang here every day.’

3. Make the mantle a focal point

Too often the TV can become the focal point in a modern living room. However, your room will feel far more calming if you let the tech take a back seat, and allow art to come to the fore as part of your mantel piece ideas.

‘A fireplace is another great focal point for a statement piece,’ says Erica at Murus. ‘Traditionally, a mirror would be a safe choice above a fireplace, but art looks great hung above or leaning on a mantlepiece.’

4. Jazz things up with a wall-hanging 

Fancy something colourful and textural for your living room walls? Opt for a wall-hanging instead of a print or poster to create a no-commitment living room feature wall idea.

‘A graphic wall-hanging is an easy and affordable addition to a living room,’ says Ann Marie Cousins, founder, AMC Interior Design. ‘It can make an incredibly striking statement, which will naturally draw the eye of you and your guests. 

‘Rather than committing to painting or wallpapering an entire room in the same colour or pattern, a wall-hanging allows you to show your personality, and if you’re unsure about it later down the line, you can easily swap it for something else without it costing the earth.’

5. Fix a picture ledge

A great alternative to hanging wall art is to place your chosen prints on a picture ledge, or incorporate artwork into your living room shelf ideas. This gives greater freedom and flexibility than wall hooks.

‘A picture ledge is a great way to showcase your favourite pieces, which can then be easily taken down or switched around,’ says Ann Marie Cousins of AMC Interior Design. 

‘If you are somebody who likes to rearrange their art or make seasonal changes to their decor for example, the art can simply be lifted off the shelf and replaced with something else.’