There are a lot of options out there for large wall art, and that can become overwhelming if you’re not totally sure where to start. Well, good thing you’re here! We’re going to walk through everything you need to know to find the best art for a large wall.
As someone who loves and studies design, I’m here to help you understand what you need to know to find the best art for large walls in your home. I am an artist and an art lover and my favorite place to see art is in my own home. I want to make it the same for you!
This information is here to help and guide you where you need it, but it is not the end all be all. If you have a personal preference or sense of direction you want to take things, let this be a guide to help you where you need it, and leave behind what’s less relevant to you.
Let’s talk about how to find the best art for a large wall. If you have a large, empty wall in your home, this is for you. My goal is to help inspire you and give you the tools that you need to confidently hang up art on your large wall.
This post is all about art for large wall. Let’s get into these 5 tips for the best art for large walls!
Tip #1: What may seem like “oversized” art is perfect for a large wall
When you have a large wall, show it off! Having large artwork on a large wall helps to make a room feel full of life and good energy. It also enhances the size of the room and makes it feel big (but not empty).
It may seem huge at first, but once you hang up your extra large artwork you will be amazed by how great it looks. Take this entryway as an example! This art looks like it is a framed quilt and it takes up the entire wall from edge to edge, with a little extra space on the top and the bottom.
Also! Hang up your art so that it’s within a few inches of the nearest surface. This framed art looks beautiful hung up just a few inches above the top of this bench.
Tip #2: When in doubt, make a gallery wall! It’s a great way to fill a large wall and make a room feel eclectic and beautiful
Gallery walls are so beautiful and they can be more approachable to put together than you may think. They’re a great way to fill a large wall because you don’t need one extra large piece of artwork, you can create gorgeous vignettes by making a gallery wall instead.
Get creative with a gallery wall and try framing something that goes a little out of your comfort zone. You can find amazing art all over the internet, and if you’re on a budget, look into digital art or posters. Either can easily be put in a frame, and no one will have any idea how much you really spent on it.
Gallery walls can even wrap around a corner like this. The name gallery wall comes from the fact that it makes your home look artful and interesting, almost like an art gallery. What could be better than that?
If you’re looking for frames to make it easy to put together a gallery wall, check out this post with gallery wall frame sets that you can buy from Amazon. Of course, you can also put together a mix of different frames! Whatever is the most appealing to you. For gallery wall inspiration and more, I use Pinterest. It’s literally the best.
Also! A gallery wall can make looking for art to buy more manageable because you can find smaller works of art rather than one large work of art.
Tip #3: If you’re feeling adventurous, textile art is a really charming look for a large wall
Quilts have quickly become more and more popular as wall art, and I am obsessed with it. Hanging up quilt artwork in your home is such a beautiful way to add texture, color, and softness to a space. They also can be really big, which is why they’re perfect for a large wall.
There are a lot of different ways that you can hang up a quilt (I list some of them here for reference) and one of the simplest and prettiest ways is to get wooden hanger bars. You can get them on Etsy, and they’re such a pretty way to display a quilt on your wall.
There are so many different types of textile art, and they’re so uniquely beautiful in their own ways. I love this piece hanging on the wall above the bed in this pin. The colors in it are so gorgeous, and it has an eclectic, handmade look.
Quilts, textiles, fiber art – they all have the power to transform a room. They have such a different look and feel in a space than any other kind of art out there. If you’re considering trying something like this out in your home, consider this your sign to go for it and give it a shot. I think you’ll love it.
Also! If you want to learn more about Quilt Artwork, here’s a post all about it. You can also check out the quilts I’ve been pinning lately here.
Tip #4: Use your wall art as a jumping off point for color inspiration for the rest of the room
Color is so inspiring when it comes to interior design, and art often acts as a catalyst and a jumping off point for an entire room. Embrace this! And don’t feel rushed to do things all at once.
If you’re a little bit intimidated by painting a whole room based on the art you put in it, or buying furniture or a rug based on the art you are currently loving, I have a little experiment for you to try. Hang up your wall art without changing anything else and notice what colors speak to you the most from it.
A great entry point to changing a room is to start adding some decor items in a particular color or style that you’re curious about. It’s way less permanent than paint on your walls, but it can help you realize if you want to make more permanent changes or not.
Also! Embrace the colors you love most with open arms. There can be a lot of pressure in the design world to make your space look a certain way, and colors are often part of that. Say F*** it and do what makes you happy!
Tip #5: Choose art that you feel a personal connection to – it will completely change how that room feels to you once you hang up art you love on your large wall (or walls!)
Choosing art that you feel a personal connection to can seem like a daunting task at first. What helps to make it easier is to either come up with an idea of what you’re looking for, or come up with a place where you can browse beautiful options and have lots of good choices.
Also! You can feel connected to certain colors, styles, or scenes. If you feel a connection to a piece of art – no need to second guess it! You found what we’re looking for.
This post was all about art for large wall. I hope that it helped inspire you and give you the direction and tips that you needed to hang up some wall art in your home.
Whether you go for a gallery wall, a quilt, or an extra large work of art, I hope that you feel empowered and inspired to hang up art on your walls that you love.
Art has the ability to complete a space and change it from a space you feel meh in to your favorite room in your home. It’s so worth it to take a little bit of extra time to find wall art that you really love, because you will look at it every day and be so glad that you did.
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