The living room is the “liveliest” place in the house. All the members of a household can sit together and spend quality time with each other. When it’s about entertaining guests, if we plan to throw a party or want to have witty sessions over tea with our favorite people, the best way is to make use of the living room. Since it makes perfect space to socialize within the house, we should try to keep it well decorated to draw everyone’s attention. You think your living room is pretty enough as it is and you don’t need our help? Well, read through these amazing modern wall decor ideas we have which are perfect for any living room so you don’t miss out on the chance to improve yours!

Mirror Art Wall Decor

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One good way to decorate your living room wall in to add mirrors. You could add a large mirror which makes your room appear bigger. On the other hand, you can opt to add mirrors designs on a plain wall in your living room giving it a beautiful look.

You may choose from various mirror art wall decor styles and designs. The most commonly used and recommended would be a sunburst mirror design which is available in different materials such as metal as well as wood. A set of three sunburst mirrors can uplift the mood of your living room. You may also choose designs with a geometrical shape or a flower where around the round mirror you’d have the petal made out of metallic wires. You may have the petals in black, gold, or in multi-colors depending upon the theme of your living room.

Another great idea for mirror art wall decor would be to make a clock of a mirror and have the numbers and hands on it. You may use crystals or shiny numbers to make it look beautiful.

Rope mirrors would also give a beautiful look to your living room. Instead of buying these you can make use of your time during the global pandemic and make various designs out of it.

Indoor Plants On The Wall

If you are not a gardening fan, chances are you will not be able to take care of the high maintenance expensive plants indoors. To make that happen, go for the easy to keep plants. You will have options like Red Aglaonema, a string of pearls, Asparagus fern, Fiddle leaf figs, snake plants, and many others.

Talking about the modern wall decor ideas, you have options to decorate your wall as a trellis plant wall, vertical indoor plants, hanging plants, as well as Wall-mounted alphabets. Indoor plants have health and psychological benefits as they help in reducing stress and anxiety and boost productivity as well as creativity.

Living Room Shelves

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If you are looking to give an elegant look to your living room shelves would be a good option to consider. You can add a number of decorative items on these shelves. Also, this can be the most beautiful way of hiding any flows on your wall as well.

A number of options are available when we talk about living room shelves. Commonly used are floating shelves. These can be added depending upon the size of your living room. Depending on how it looks, it can three large floats or can be L shaped in a corner. Add three tiny triangles in the middle of the wall with one decorative item placed in each triangle.

You can also put a shelf under or over the TV in your living room and place books or large decorative items on it. You can also go for open-backed cubes and keep decorative items in there. Placing kids colorful books facing the front can also make it look lively. Talking about the books, you can turn a wall in your living room into a library. A library-style large rack not only will give your living room an elegant look it will also be a good option to keep all your books displayed well. You can always set time for yourself to sit in the living room and read your favorite books.

Living Room With TV

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Instead of watching tv alone in your bedroom, it would be great to watch your favorite football match or movie together with your family. For the purpose, a living room with tv would be a great idea.

You can put wallpaper and have shelves on top of the tv or you can decorate the whole wall with a wooden panel backdrop. It would be ideal to keep the tv towards the right side and a standing lamp on the left side with a couple of large decorative items or a large clock in between. Also, you can play around with the lights giving your living room an elegant look.


Consider wallpapers your best friend as these are another great way to add texture and color. It is up to you to go for a single wall or to get the whole room wallpapered. If the living room is small, go for a single wall so that it does not feel congested. You can choose designs depending on the overall theme of the place. You may go for floral designs, geometrical, tropical wallpaper designs, or anything keeping a theme in mind.

Display Time and Date

You can choose to display a large calendar on the wall of your living room with a date of your choice marked on it. Be it your birthday, your wedding anniversary or the day you were blessed with your first child. A large-sized wall clock has its own beauty. You can have a vintage clock, a rustic clock, Hawthorne tower clock, and many other options to choose from.

Pictures and Frames

A picture is worth a thousand words. It would be a great idea to decorate your wall with pictures. You can come up with different ideas to put the pictures together.

Decorative Wall Map

If you have a dark-themed living room, you can go for a black decorative wall map on your white wall. There are a number of ways to display the decorative wall map on your wall. Choose from displaying a black large wall map or a multi-colored wall map where each continent or country is displayed with a different color.

If you are a traveler, put your memorable picture from when you have visited pointing at the location. For instance, if you recently visited Australia, put a picture from Sydney right at the bottom of the map pointing towards Australia on the map. In a similar way, you can have different clocks around the map indicating different time zones.

Three Piece Wall Art

Another amazing way to decorate your favorite living room wall in three-piece wall art. It would look good behind the sofa or just above the console table. A large display of three-piece wall art would look beautiful on a plane wall of the living room as well. It is one image divided into three canvases giving it a beautiful look.

Create a Family Photo Gallery

It would be a great idea to bring together your picture and put them together into a beautiful family photo gallery. You may also choose to put the pictures in a sequence as if it is a timeline of events over the years

Half-painted Art

Half painted art is another great display idea for your living room wall. It is basically an idea of drawing an incomplete picture. Half of the canvas is left totally blank, where the other half is painted. It appears as if a complete image is drawn however, something is hiding half of it.

Rustic wall Decor

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Giving a rustic touch to your walls or using rustic decorative items can really bring together a classic architectural look as well as a modern touch to your place. There are a number of rustic wall decor ideas available and you may come up with ideas of your own as well.

Rustic Brick Wall

The rustic Brick wall gives your living room a classic or country touch. On your walls where you cannot use the wall hangings, the rustic touch gives it a classic yet modern feel. Make sure you use the right lighting on these walls and keep a carpet around to make it look complete.

Rustic Wood Pallet Photo Frame

You can also put three large or a collage of smaller rustic wood pallet photo frames on a plain wall. Rustic Pallet frames not only give your area a beautiful touch, but it also acts as a bridge between the contemporary and old architectural designs.

Rustic Shelves

Floating rustic shelves are another good option available to consider. You can have three large rustic shelves on a plain white wall and fill in space with the beautiful decorative items you can think of.

Rustic Hanging Lanterns

You may decorate your living room wall with rustic hanging lanterns on a white brick wall as well. It will give your living room an elegant yet classic look.

DIY Wall Decor

Leaving your walls empty can make it look dull at times. Wall decoration with stuff to buy can be expensive. You can always come up with ideas to create living room decorative items at home.

Yarn Wall Hanging

A number of ideas are available to display the yarn wall hanging in your living room. You may display a stitched embroidery cut into geometrical shapes as a set of three giving it a look of an abstract painting. It may also be displayed as a fringe wall hanging or a mop head wall hanging by hanging it on a wooden stick on the wall.

Another beautiful method to display yarn wall hanging it by putting yarn fringes on a ring covering it completely. This made with multiple colors will give it a very lively look. Yarn wall hanging may also be displayed as tassels. With each tassel placed at a distance of a couple of inches. A wall hanging making a bunch of pom-poms of multiple colors. You can also have good displays of nail and yarn wall art for your living room walls.      

Popsicle Stick Wall Art

Popsicles are useful for more than just ice cream. You can use the popsicles and turn them into beautiful elegant DIY designs that would look beautiful on your living room wall. You can always look for creative ideas online for Popsicle stick wall art.

Basket Wall

Basket wall is a recent trend. It is a simple collection of big and small basket trays put together usually behind the sofa wall. Though these can be easily bought online or from the market, you can always spend a little time at home. Come up with some brilliant basket wall ideas. Plan it according to the overall theme of your living room to make it look livelier.

Draw On Walls

Since it is a lockdown time and we are all stuck at home, why not utilize this time doing what you love and keeping at on a display for everyone to see. You may utilize the place and draw on the walls of your living room. Go for a sketch, an abstract painting, or can draw a large scale painting as well.

You can sketch your favorite celebrity, your own family picture, your favorite building, or a landscape view you recently visited. If you are not good at it or think you would not be able to do a fair job, you can always get a professional sketcher to help you out with that.

Similarly, you can draw and paint an abstract painting or a large scale painting on your wall with bright colors to make the place look lively.

Making your home beautiful is everyone’s desire. We shared a few modern wall decor ideas for your living room. You can always come up with great ideas of your own as well to give your living room the elegant look it deserves.

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