How to Decorate a Large Wall
If you have a large empty wall at home and are looking for decor 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 4 types of large wall art ideas and art arrangements that can make a statement and instantly add life to that barren wall.
Large Wall Decor Ideas & Hanging Tips:
Let’s start with some considerations when deciding on design strategy. Often, large blank walls in the home need large art pieces or art sets such as triptychs to fill the space. Gallery walls have also become popular choices and worthy contenders to large 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:
The artwork should hang at eye level. Check out our blog "How to Hang Canvas Art" for a step-by-step guide to hanging artwork including the eye level calculation.
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 & Art Sets:
If you need to cover some serious surface area, 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. One of our photographers, Dave Ness, offers many of his gallery wrapped canvas pieces as triptychs spanning up to 90 inches across.
Ocean Mood Triptych by Dave Ness
Tower 13 Triptych by Roy Kerckhoffs
The Lone Photographer Triptych by Evgeny Yorobe
Another way to go big on a large blank wall is by selecting a panorama. 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.
Vino Fila by John Scanlan
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.
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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.
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