Have a blank wall that needs to be filled? Looking for simple and easy artwork ideas for your home? Here are seven wall ideas for the living room including a raised panel wall, oversized artwork, a plate wall and many more.
Please tell me your walls give you attitude.
There’s a wall that’s blank and then you find some art and try to put it on the wall and then it’s too small or too colorful or not colorful enough or just isn’t right and you shake your head and sigh and search Pinterest for ideas but you keep coming up short. And then? Every time you walk by the wall? It gives you sass.
Kind of like it thinks it’s still in high school.
If this has ever happened to you, please come sit by me.
I get it.
I’m the one who decorated the big blank walls in the living room FOUR times until I got it right.
For all the sassy rooms on the planet, I have some suggestions.
Here are seven wall ideas for the living room.
Wall idea one: Raised panel wall
I created this wall for the gatehouse years ago and it’s still one of my favorites EVER and painted this with SW Coral Reef.
You can see the room here.
And the DIY on how to create this wall here.
You could also create the same look with picture frames or even a group of different kinds of picture frames that weren’t all square. The key to making this look work is painting the frames and the wall the same color.
Wall Idea two: ship lap wall with shelving
This wall started out as just a blank wall in the beach house.
It’s been my room every summer since I wore pigtails in my hair.
We created this ship lap wall and added shelving.
It really is easier than it looks.
You can see the entire project here.
Wall idea three: graphic plate wall
Those other ideas? They will probably take you a weekend.
This living room wall idea?
It will take you a hot minute.
All you need are plates and one of those wall graphics from the craft store.
See the entire DIY here.
Wall idea four: quote wall with picture ledges
I know I just posted this, but it is seriously SO CUTE and so versatile that I thought I’d add it to this collection.
You can create this look with simple wood picture frame ledges that you make yourself (see the DIY here).
Or you can just buy picture frame ledges from Target and create your own.
The thing I love about this project is that IT FILLS UP THE WALL.
And it makes you look extra philosophical, too.
Wall idea five: Add cabinet doors to the wall
This is the wall that I talked about at the beginning of the post.
This is the wall I decorated four times.
First, I created this grid of book pages.
Next, I created a giant piece of artwork from different pieces of the art framed.
I found this idea.
It’s my favorite.
See the entire room here.
Wall idea six: Chalkboard wall and bicycle wheel clock
I painted this wall with chalkboard paint.
We made this bicycle wheel clock.
If you are looking for a conversation piece, this clock is your friend.
You can see the entire DIY here.
Wall idea seven: Create “patent” art
These are my typewriter patents that line the walls of the staircase.
I designed them from vintage patents and had a sign shop recreate them for me.
I chose a typewriter because I write books.
It’s a nod to all the authors and writers who have gone before.
You can see the entire wall here.
I hope you found an idea you can use.
I hope you decorate your walls with joy.
But most of all? I hope your walls don’t give you any more sass.
I wouldn’t want them to be grounded.
PS Do you have any fun wall decorating ideas you’ve used?