5 Stylish Ways To Fill Up Your Large Living Room Wall

We often dream of owning a huge house with multiple bedrooms, a gorgeous kitchen, and a massive living room, but when we achieve the dream, we're faced with the difficult task of decorating. Filling living room walls can be stressful because there's so much space to handle. Home interior blogger, The Beauty Revival claims that homeowners make a few mistakes when decorating their home, such as hanging shelves or art too high on a wall, buying the wrong furniture, or obsessing over having everything match perfectly. When it comes to the walls in the living room, you don't want to clutter the area with too many things or leave a vast amount of emptiness. The key is finding the right balance. For example, display attractive graphic prints or hang your favorite records in gallery form. 

If you're a photographer, print out some of your best photos and show them off in your living room. The vital thing to consider is to tailor décor that exudes your personality and inspires you. You want to be able to walk into the living room and feel safe and at home. In addition, when guests roam about your abode, they'll be able to learn more about you. However, decorating can be overbearing, so we came up with clever tips on how to fill your living room walls to give you some inspiration. Check them out and make them your own.

1. Build a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf

A great way to fill wall space in a living room is by installing a wall-to-wall bookshelf. Whichever wall you choose, you can place a long shelf from one end to the other and make it take up the entire wall from floor to ceiling. A wall-to-wall bookshelf adds texture and layers to the living room. According to Best Pick Reports, adding any shelving unit will enhance the room's feel and look and provide more space to organize things that don't have a home. For example, store CDs or DVDs in a decorated box and put it on the bookshelf; it'll keep everything in one place without looking crowded.

Have fun decorating the shelves, and let your personality and creativity flow. Instead of having every opening full of books, add a plant, a candle, or small décor to a few frames to mix it up. Some bookshelves can take time to fill, but buying a few books or trinkets here and there gives the space an authentic feel instead of purchasing random things at once. It'll be your favorite wall in the house, and you might even get friends to pick up a couple of books to read.

2. Install wall paneling

Bare living room walls can be daunting to decorate because it's blank, like a canvas. If you're a painter, you know the feeling of staring at a blank canvas before starting a new project. You don't know where to start, what color to use first, or have a thought on how you want it to turn out. The beauty of making living room walls look great is that they don't need much décor. Instead, they need a little texture to revamp the space, which wall paneling can do.

According to CSI Creative, the new modern technology has allowed installing wall paneling to be more accessible. Some options include stones, wood, plastic, bamboo, etc., per CSI, that can complement any living room's interior. If your space follows a minimalist style, traditional wall paneling that blends with the color of the wall will work better. On the other hand, stone or wood materials would suit the area if you have a farmhouse-style living room. Remember to look out for the type of furniture in the room to pair it well with the wall paneling.

3. Hang artwork

Artwork is a creative way to decorate a large living room wall. Whether you hang portraits, photographs, or painted frames, there are myriad variations to showcase art. A few pieces can go a long way; displaying one larger frame above the couch, two complementing artworks, or an entire gallery wall can fill the unused space. If you have a modern living room, incorporating abstract paintings with bright colors can make the wall stand out.

Decorating with art doesn't have to be stressful. According to Hayneedle, a large canvas can be hung on the wall, but it can also lean against it. Try placing it behind a sofa for an asymmetrical look or on top of a table with other décors that adds dimension. A funky way to display multiple artworks is by creating a gallery wall. Find canvases that are different sizes, but complement one another in color or design and hang them next to each other. Hayneedle claims it's a great way to personalize a wall and tell a story with the art.

4. Add a mirror

You can never go wrong with using a unique mirror to fill up empty space. It adds depth and texture to a room without working too hard while still being functional. Pick a mirror with an exciting frame that matches back to the living room. There are wood or metal frames, but if you enjoy a simple look, there are mirrors with glass edges. Finding the right height can be difficult. Home interior store Made suggests buying a mirror that's two-thirds the size of the furniture in the living room, especially if it'll be hung above a sofa or table.

Whichever wall will display the mirror on, it can stand alone or be paired with other décors, such as small artworks, shelves, or light fixtures. Made claims buying various small mirrors can be used to create a gallery wall that can be mixed with art. Instead of hanging the mirror, leave it against the desired partition and add a rug or small table in front of it to add charm to the space. You'll be able to check out your outfit as you walk out the door and snap a picture or two for your Instagram story.

5. Include striking wallpaper

The most effortless way to fill a living room wall is by decorating it with patterned wallpaper. If you enjoy a clean and sleek room with minimal décor, then wallpaper will be your new best friend. There can be many things said about you from the wallpaper you choose. For example, a pink floral print says you are sweet, chic, and open to anything. In contrast, an animal print with tigers, deer, or cheetahs says you love animals, nature, and exploring.

Picking out the proper wallpaper could be done before you furnish the living room or after. You can set the room's mood beforehand or try to make it fit in with your own. Interior design blog Decorist suggests thinking about your style and the colors in the living room to help you pick out the suitable print. When thinking about the colors, focus on the overall look, such as warm, cool, or neutral tones, to narrow down the space's feel. It makes it easier to have one style in mind before picking a pattern. When choosing a print, consider the size of the living room wall. You might not want wallpaper that you or your guests can't look at for too long. Instead, find something light on the eyes that's still bold for an accent wall.