I have been on the hunt for unique pieces to use as living room wall decor on these very tall walls. I really like French country living room design ideas that combine rustic homey elements like buffalo plaid, cozy couches and plush rugs, alongside more unique and contemporary elements. I have considered adding some sort of artwork hung between our upper set of windows or some type of custom curtain that would reach all the way up, but I am not sure if that is the way to go. There is also a large empty space on top of our bookcases, so I think that area could use some decor as well. If anybody looks at our living room pictures and has some good ideas of where we could add some style and pizazz, please let me know!
We have a large an lofty den just like this one, and I am wondering how to choose the right living room wall decor to fill the empty spaces like they did. One of my favorite parts of the room decor ideas that they selected, was how they used a wall paper (or sponge paint technique) all the way up the vaulted ceiling. I think that this makes the room seem even taller by drawing the eye upwards to the peak. Not only this but it gives much more design to a large surface area that would otherwise be quite bare. Another attribute of beautiful living rooms, is a great artwork collection displayed on the walls, and this home certainly has that. I love their unique rustic pieces that tie in the stone fireplace and slate floor.
In my opinion, the design that did this home did an absolutely fantastic job selecting living room wall decor that established a cozy contemporary design scheme while bringing in a few fun nautical elements to tie in the lake outside. It can be hard picking out wall art for living room in a particular theme like this (maritime) without it looking cheap or cliche, but I think that they achieved the perfect look with the pieces they chose. The prints are vibrant and bring color to an otherwise fairly neutral room, yet are subtle enough not to completely overwhelm the space. I also like how they tied in the living room furniture ideas they chose, by keeping that dusty blue color palette running amidst all of the trinkets on the bookshelves and artwork on the walls.
I really like how this designer kept their living room wall decor very minimalistic, and allowed the collections displayed on the custom bookshelves be the focal point of the space. I like very simple and clean designs, so one of my pet peeves is when people add too much room wall decor that clutters up the space and overwhelms a design. In my opinion, subtlety is a fantastic decor attribute and really makes the elements you love shine through even more. For this reason, I tend to gravitate towards more modern living room ideas like this that keep the color palette very simple and monochromatic, while allowing a few key pieces (like the bookshelf collections) bring all of the color and style to the space.
When I am designing rooms, I have a hard time determining when to stop adding accent pieces, especially when it comes to living room wall decor. I know that the best living room wall decor ideas use restraint, and keep artwork and accent pieces to a minimum so that they can really shine. Too many decorative elements can make a space feel cluttered and overwhelming, rather than chic and high end. In this living room, the homeowner wanted to make the ceiling and cabinet crown molding the focal point of the design. Beautiful architectural detailing like this can be easily lost in a busy design and fade into the background, which is such a shame because they can bring so much elegance to a space.
A lot of people have been asking me lately what kind of living room wall decor they should pair with particular paint shades. I don't think that there are any real rules that you must follow when it comes to living room decor ideas because they are gathering spaces that should reflect your own personal style and personality. With that being said, when in doubt I generally try to create a nice contrast between shades of wall paint and the color palette I choose for the wall decor. For example, in a living room interior design like this with simple beige walls and a lot of neutral furnishings, I would use a lot of color in the artwork and trinkets used to decorate the walls and bookcases. The monochromatic base of the room allows you to have fun with this area and use pieces that are a bit more unique.