How to Decorate a Large Wall
If you have a large empty wall at home and are looking for wall decor ideas, tips and inspiration, look no further!
At the gallery, we often got folks looking for ideas to cover a large wall in their living room. We have put together a list of four types of large wall art ideas and art arrangements that can make a statement and instantly add life to that bare wall.
Large Wall Decor Ideas & Wall Art Hanging Tips:
Let's start with some considerations when deciding on an interior design strategy. Often, large blank walls in the home need a large piece of art or art sets such as triptychs to fill the entire space or most of the space. Gallery walls have also become popular choices and worthy contenders to large wall art pieces in recent years. A bonus is that they are adaptable and can grow to whatever scale is needed for the space.
ART HANGING TIPS WITH NO FURNITURE:
On an empty wall, the artwork should hang at eye level, with a center point between 57 - 60". Try out our handy Art Hanging Calculator or check out our blog "How to Hang Canvas Art" for a step-by-step guide to hanging artwork at eye level.
ART HANGING TIPS OVER FURNITURE:
- The artwork should be roughly ⅔ the length of the furniture beneath it
- The lowest piece of artwork should be 5-8” over the furniture
Large Wall Art Ideas:
1. DIPTYCHS AND TRIPTYCHS
If you need to cover some serious surface area, diptychs and triptychs definitely fit the bill and are versatile enough for above the sofa, the top of the stairs, over the bed or even a blank wall with no furniture.
2. PANORAMA WALL HANGINGS
Another wall decor idea for a large blank wall is by selecting a panorama. A panorama is a piece of art that has a wider view than normal making them a great option for decorating large walls. Abstract art and fine art photography both lend themselves well to panorama formats. It’s easy to get completely transported by a vivid panorama of a faraway place, as if you are actually enjoying the view.
Montana Road by Pete Scheu
North Jetty by Manuela Durson
Large Wall Decor Ideas & Inspiration:
3. GALLERY WALLS
If you follow MK Envision Galleries, by now you may have caught on to how much we adore gallery walls. If you are like us and it is too hard to pick a favorite, gallery walls are the perfect solution! Go eclectic and mix and match, building a personalized collection of art, or pick a theme and have fun finding complementary pieces. Either way, a big statement is bound to happen, completely transforming your space.
Shop the look: First Mate & Bacino Rosso by John Scanlan
Ready to get started designing your own gallery wall?
For more detailed step-by-step instructions and more practical tips for hanging a staircase gallery wall, check out our complete Gallery Wall Guide.
4. PICTURE SHELVES / PICTURE LEDGES
Picture shelves or picture ledges are another fun way to add a lot of interest to a large wall, with the added bonus of being extremely flexible. We love gallery walls because each one is unique and personalized. The beauty of picture shelves is you get that same unique element plus the added ability to easily switch out a couple prints seasonally (or whenever you feel like it!). You can refresh or completely transform the look of the room.
Shop the look: Maryanne McGuire Matted Prints
Shop the look: Calle de Blanco & Road to Brunello by John Scanlan
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