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45 Inspiring Living Room Wall Decor Ideas & Photos

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2018

The living room is one of the most visited places in the home—and generally, the most special. Maybe it’s where you unwind at the end of a long day or where family and friends gather together and share quality time. No matter your room’s purpose, give the space energy by infusing your living room wall decor with personality and style. With over 40 living room wall decor ideas, this collection will offer you inspiration to decorate your living room in a way you’ve only ever dreamed of.

Give your space a personal touch and a little extra love. You can even transform your photos into stunning wall art using our design-a-wall tool.

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1. Metallic Frames

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Select a classic photo, like a portrait or cityscape, to place in a metallic frame. Your image will be turned into a timeless piece with plenty of style.

2. Pressed Plants

Pluck leaves and branches from your favorite green plants. Press and frame them for living room wall decor that’s natural and earthy.

3. Postcard Wall Art

Whether your postcard collection is from family, friends or your own favorite trips, build wall art by clustering them together. Frame your artwork or keep it casual with an unframed design.

4. Marbled Artwork

This DIY living room wall decor uses an unusual ingredient: shaving cream. When mixed with watercolor paints, it can create a marbled look.

5. Landscape Print

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Have a stunning landscape photo from a recent vacation or local hike? Transform it into a piece of framed canvas art.

6. Yarn Art Canvas

As a simple DIY project, yarn art can be made with multiple colors such as yellow, blue and green. Create a collection and hang them in your living room for a gallery feel.

7. Coral Painting

Build a beach or nautical theme for your living room. These coral paintings will add texture and character to your walls.

8. Flower Petal Art

Gather pressed flower petals and form them into the shape of a bouquet, hot air balloon or ice cream cone. Incorporate several colors for a cheery vibe.

9. DIY Pet Prints

Photos of your cat or dog can become the outline for these trendy art pieces. Create several in different color patterns to add accent to your living room walls.

10. Squirt Gun Paintings

Let the kids have fun with this DIY. Turn squirt guns into art tools by using paint and blank canvases.

11. Complementary Frames

Choose an assortment of photos for a balanced gallery wall, inclusive of vacation snapshots and birthday party candids. Tie it all together with similarly colored frames.

12. DIY Stencil Decor

Looking for simple living room wall decor ideas? Try creating your own art with stencils and acrylic paints. The easiest designs tend to be flowers, trees and hearts.

13. Colorful Heart Decor

By punching heart-shaped pieces out of paint chip samples, you have the main material for this colorful wall decor. Secure the hearts to a canvas in even rows for a piece that beams with love.

14. Music Sheets

Whether you play the piano or have a special love song, pin the music sheets to a glass frame. Your living room will sing with a little bit of extra life.

15. Colorful Wall Art

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Modern and trendy, this 3D wall art is as colorful as it is unique. Make your own with wood circles and acrylic paint.

16. Love Maps

Have maps of your home state, the place you got married or your current residence? Turn your maps into meaningful wall decor with a glass frame.

17. Black and White Swirl Art

Ideal for a contemporary or modern living room, this DIY canvas art can fill that empty space on your walls. Brush your canvas with simple swirl strokes to recreate this edgy look.

18. Favorite Family Moments

Incorporate all of your favorite memories onto the same wall. Select fun candids from swimming in the pool, preschool graduation or a recent trip to see the grandparents.

19. Decorative Mirror

Mirrors often make a living room seem larger than it is. Hang a decorative mirror above a shelf or cabinet, and ensure it complements the other decor in your room.

20. DIY Watercolor Painting

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Make a calming piece of artwork with watercolor paint. Choose a softer tone like blue, lavender or mint green.

21. Circle Art

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What color is your living room wall paint? Complement or contrast that color with a circle art piece you can make yourself.

22. Drip Painting

If you’re new to DIY or just want a simple project, drip painting is the way to go. Choose several paint colors to ensure you have contrast.

23. Acrylic Wall Decals

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Take your recent family portraits or wedding photos and turn them into professional art. These acrylic wall decor pieces are as timeless as they are stunning.

24. Bubble Wall Art

Repurpose your tissue paper from birthdays and holidays. Cut the pieces in circles for a bubbly, geometrical art design.

25. Wooden Decor

Compose your living room wall decor with a wooden theme in mind. Find wooden frames, arrows and other accents for a diverse spread.

26. Washi Tape Monograms

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Design artwork out of washi tape using the first initial of each person in your family or spelling out your last name. Make the pieces colorful or black and white.

27. Sunburst Mirror

Bring some flair into your living room with a sunburst mirror made of bamboo sticks and a simple round mirror. Spray paint the bamboo sticks with a metallic color for additional punctuation.

28. Family Sign

Add a personal touch to your living room wall decor with a family sign. Make yours out of wood, glass or canvas.

29. Photo Board

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Fill a decorative photo board with snapshots from your latest vacation, bike ride or family hike. Mix and match the size and colors of your images for a diverse spread.

30. DIY Fluid Painting

Boost the mood in your living room with eye-catching abstract art. Try your hand at fluid painting to create a piece that guests will mistake as professional.

31. Window Panes

Old window panes make for versatile wall decor. Turn them into glass picture frames for your favorite family photos or hang them on their own and add a wreath for color.

32. Junkmail Collage

Who knew junk mail could be turned into art? Cut pieces out of magazines and catalogs to form a quirky collage.

33. Wall Art Panels

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Paint the scene of a special day, like your wedding or summer holiday, using acrylic wall art. You’ll turn a set of photos into stunning living room wall decor.

34. Fern Collection

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In the fields near your house or in the park, collect ferns—ideally ones of different varieties. Press and frame them to make earthy inspired art.

35. Pixel Art

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Source: Karen Kavett

Create your own artwork without lifting a paintbrush. This pixel design only requires a canvas and colorful washi tape.

36. Simple Wall Pattern

While washi tape can be bright and colorful, it can also be simple and subtle. Design a decorative wall using a more neutral color and straight lines.

37. DIY 3D Art

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Get creative by fashioning your own 3D artwork. Switch up the shapes and colors for a truly festive design. This DIY calls for simple supplies like plenty of scrap paper and glue.

38. Scallop Wall Art

Resembling a colorful roof, these scallop art pieces will add life to any living room wall. Choose a color scheme like reds or blues before getting started.

39. Yarn Hanger

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For chic wall ideas for your living room, think outside traditional paintings and artwork. Design a hanging piece out of pastel yarn and a wood dowel.

40. DIY Canvas Art

Imprint a fun image, like an octopus or walrus, onto three separate canvases. Keep the color scheme two-toned for a more professional look.

41. Beachy Paintings

Nautical art is one of the easiest painting styles to create yourself. Try an ocean or beach scene by fluidly painting on canvas.

42. Pressed Flowers

On your next walk or hike, pick flowers that would make for beautiful wall decor. Press and place the flowers in matching frames. The easiest flowers to press? Daisies, violets and single-petal roses.

43. Pin Map

Do you have a love for travel or a desire to visit all 50 states? Mark your territory with a framed map and plenty of push pins.

44. Washi Tape Detail

Accent a small or large wall in your living room with washi tape. Choose a washi tape style that matches your personality, like one with bicycles, polka dots or floral patterns.

45. Hoop Display

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Make a metallic hula hoop the border for your photo wall art. Incorporate prints of the whole family, including pets and extended relatives.

Once you’ve chosen your wall decor, whether that’s a DIY piececanvas print or professional metal print, add in special accents like custom photo coasters. The more personal your designs are, the more like home it will feel.