Tips to style your living room with framed wall art


Artwork: Chess Queen

“A room should feel collected, not decorated.” – Elsie de Wolfe

A well-styled room can inspire conversation and set the right mood for those lively moments. As for the living room, it is even more crucial since this is where you and your guests will be spending most of their time. The artwork you choose will not only improve the aesthetics of the space but also define your personality. 

If you're not accustomed to going to galleries, determine what kind of art you like before you start shopping because the wall art for your living room will probably take up the most of your time.

To help you out, we have come up with a few tips here to help you style your living room with artwork that captures your personality and sets a wonderful ambiance for your guests.


Go for Large-Scale Paintings

A large painting on your living room wall will give the room a striking visual flair. The bigger the work, the more profound the statement. To showcase an example, in the image below, a wide painting complements the sofa perfectly, adding depth and contrast.

Artwork: Aerial Dark Blue Waves


Choose Statement Paintings

Perhaps the best living room wall decor is a statement painting hung carefully above the couch. With a timeless design, it can be easily customised to your tastes. However, an important consideration is to ensure that the artwork like this should fit well with the flow of the floor, walls, and ceiling.

Artwork: Lightning Texture


Use Complementary Abstract Art

The living room wall does not always have to scream for attention. Oftentimes, subtle and beautiful art can also add a sense of elegance and style to the decor of the space. The best way to accomplish this is to use abstract art prints that match the color scheme of your living room. This also gives the overall theme of the room a more mature, modern appearance.

You can check out both modern and contemporary abstract art pieces here at Motiv Art.


Artwork: Yellow Smoke


Organize a Gallery Wall

It can be difficult and costly to fill a huge wall with one statement piece of wall decor. In the living room, picture wall ideas can be particularly valuable because they will both fill the space as well as decorate it. A theme can be used to create focus on a gallery wall and make it appear more tailored.

A picture wall could be themed with photographs, a particular color palette, or an assortment of frames. Similarly, you could combine photographs, framed posters, framed prints, paintings and a variety of frame shapes and sizes. This style can often prove more impressive than a more uniform approach because of its eclecticism.

As we discussed above, your choice of art can reveal a lot about your personality and taste. The best is to choose a piece that tells the story of who you are, what you believe and how you see the world. You could use it to reveal your deepest desires, your inner motives, or simply something you strongly believe in. 

Discover what kind of artwork suits your tastes here.