January 06, 2023

How to Decorate a Large Wall

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.



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.


hanging art



  • 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


How to hang art over a sofa


Large Wall Art Ideas: 



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. 


triptych desert art over couch

Borrego Springs State Park Triptych


ocean triptych art in living room

Crescent Beach Triptych


set of 2 framed prints over couch

Lake Reflection Diyptych Art


set of 2 coastal prints in dining room

Ocean Cliffs Diptych Art


two mountain pictures in bedroom

Sunlit Mountains Diptych Art 



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.


Landscape Photography of mountains in living room

Montana Road by Pete Scheu


Abstract Wall art in modern home

North Jetty by Manuela Durson



Large Wall Decor Ideas & Inspiration:


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.


surfer gallery wall over bed

San Diego Vibes Gallery Wall 7 Piece Set


nature gallery wall
Serenity Gallery Wall 8 Piece Art Set 


Eclectic Gallery Wall

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

Gallery Wall Guide



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.

Leather sofa with picture shelf

 Shop the look: Maryanne McGuire Matted Prints


Living room with art on shelf above sofa

 Shop the look: Calle de Blanco & Road to Brunello by John Scanlan


Shop our curated gallery wall collections or build your own with small art prints of your favorite subject  such as coastal, desert, nature or travel.

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