Decorating by large wall art in the living room can be an exciting opportunity to make a bold statement and enhance the overall aesthetics of your space. To start, consider creating a gallery wall by hanging a collection of art pieces, photographs, and mirrors in various sizes and frames. This arrangement adds visual interest and allows you to showcase your personal style.

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Alternatively, opt for a large statement piece, such as a oversized painting or a decorative wall sculpture, to serve as the focal point of the living room. Another option is to install a shelving system and display a combination of books, plants, and decorative objects. This adds functionality and visual appeal to the wall. Lastly, consider using wallpaper or a large-scale mural to create a dramatic backdrop that adds depth and character to your living room. By experimenting with these ideas, you can transform your large wall into a captivating and visually dynamic feature in your living space.

A Grouping Of Paintings, Prints, Or Photos

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Three is a magic number for hanging artwork. It creates an excellent balance, and in a large living room, with a large sofa, there’s room to spread out three of your favorite images. 

For this sectional sofa, three black and white framed photos hang above the long end of the couch. Above the short end of the sofa hangs a larger framed black and white picture. 

In this lovely room, three black and white images, framed and printed rectangularly, closely tie into the lines of the room. Though not hung side by side, they still create a cohesive grouping.

Hang A Large-Scale Mural

Hanging a large-scale mural in your living room instantly transforms the space into a captivating work of art. Whether it’s a nature-inspired landscape, an abstract masterpiece, or a cityscape, a large-scale mural adds drama and personality to your walls. The impressive size and intricate details of the mural create a focal point that draws the eye and sparks conversation. It sets the tone for the room and adds depth and visual interest. With a large-scale mural, your living room becomes a gallery-like space, immersing you and your guests in a captivating and visually stunning environment.

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Do you have a favorite vacation photo or a place that holds significance for you? Blow it up and affix it to your living room wall like wallpaper. Here a panoramic image of Stonehenge fills the wall behind the modern sofa. 

Install A Wallpaper Accent Wall

Another option when considering design ideas for a large living room wall is an accent wall. Wallpaper is back in style, so why not highlight your favorite colors by adding a pop of pattern to one wall. Here a geometric pattern in grey and white matches the throw pillows on the sofa.

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Installing a wallpapered accent wall in your living room instantly transforms the space into a captivating and stylish oasis. With a wide range of patterns, colors, and textures available, you can choose a wallpaper that suits your personal taste and complements your existing decor. The accent wall becomes a focal point, adding depth and visual interest to the room. Whether you opt for a bold geometric pattern, a serene nature-inspired design, or a luxurious textured wallpaper, it creates a striking backdrop that sets the tone for the entire space. Installing a wallpapered accent wall is a simple and effective way to elevate the aesthetics of your living room and infuse it with personality.

Hang A Collection Of Baskets On The Wall

If you love to thrift and find treasures for your home, this design style is fun and gives a focus to your hunt. Find a collection of delightful baskets and fill a large living room wall with them.

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Here is an example of the same idea but with colorful dyed baskets. This is great if neutral is not your style.

Wall Tapestries Or Quilts

Wall tapestries are another way to cover a lot of space with only one piece. Typically made of fabric, this is an excellent way to hide a big wall or break up the paint color.

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Quilts are another interesting idea for a wall feature. This selection of mini-quilts goes up a stairway but could easily be on the wall of a large living room. If you inherited quilts from a grandparent or love to quilt yourself, this is a great way to display your beautiful pieces.

Macrame hangings are having their moment in the sun again. These hand-crafted fabric pieces come in a multitude of sizes and shapes, but for a large living room, you want to find a large piece. This particular piece is 48″ wide, so quite substantial. 

Rustic Implements

Large scale metal farm equipment and cast-off vintage items can make incredible wall decor. Thinking outside the box to fill your large wall leads to surprising design decisions. In this piece, a rustic windmill, cut in half, creates a unique wall piece.

This sunburst of old hand saws surrounds a circular metal piece, resulting in the ultimate in cool repurposed artwork. If you shop flea markets and antique malls, chances are you can put together a fantastic piece like this. A little bit of sweat equity can go a long way if rustic is your vibe.