Modern Living Room Wall Decorating Ideas

Besides the obligatory family or vacation photo, it can be challenging to decorate your home’s empty wall space. However, your bare walls are begging to be filled with wall hangings, unique artwork, or a statement piece – so the time to curate your space is now!

When you start your decorating process, choose pieces that appeal to your style – don’t just buy something because it fills the void on your wall. If you aren’t coming up with any creative ideas for filling your walls, find inspiration with some of these creative living room wall decorating ideas. 


Look at tapestries and other fabric wall hangings for a unique way to add color and texture to your walls. Their larger size allows them to cover quite an area of wall space. When choosing your tapestry, keep your home’s architecture and personal design style in mind. For a sophisticated look, hang it with a wooden quilt hanger. 

Woven Baskets  

Woven baskets aren’t just used as table accents anymore! One of the hottest trends in interior design, woven baskets can be a creative focal point for your wall decor. Consider hanging a couple of larger statement baskets or displaying an array of smaller baskets. In a world of square-edged framed photographs and artwork, their circular shape provides depth and a breath of fresh air to your decor. 

Floating Shelves

If you’re looking for modern decor that isn’t too complex or daring, consider floating shelves. This option is ideal if you frequently change your decor throughout the year. 

Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are a fun and unique way to decorate your wall space. Express your personality by curating a collection centered around your interests or hobbies. For example, choose nature-inspired pieces such as photographs of your adventures or scenic paintings if you enjoy the outdoors.

Statement Art

Your wall doesn’t need to be overwhelmed with decor to look complete. Instead, keep your living room wall simple and distinct with one or two statement art pieces. Create a striking visual focal point with the combination of wall space and a single art piece.

Accent Wall

An accent wall is a way to spice up your living room with some wallpaper or paint and without the need for photographs or other decor. Opt for wallpaper with a striking pattern or a bold wall color, just as a dark red or vibrant purple. If you’re artistically inclined, take on the challenge of painting a mural or abstract design. 

A quality paint job is not only essential to preserving the longevity of your home, but it is also the perfect way to highlight your taste and style. Stanford Painting is here to help you choose the perfect color scheme for your home. 

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