Today is all about the HELPFUL TIPS that I use when trying to figure out how to decorate a large wall in my home. As you can see in the pictures I went with 3 EXTRA LARGE vintage-style travel posters to fill the 15 foot long wall above our couch in that room.
BUT, the 7 tips I have for you today work with any style room or wall art.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. BUT, over the years, I’ve learned that every time I buy wall art, home décor and even light fixtures that I think might be too big, it looks better than the original size I picked. Check out how great an extra large chandelier looks in our Master Bathroom Remodel here.
I was too busy using painters tape to check the size of the posters I was about to order to clean. Most wall art on Etsy and Amazon is sold in multiple sizes.
The best part about painters tape is that you can easily reposition it, if you decide you need to test a different size of wall art. Here’s 3 beautiful, extra wide canvases that would look perfect alone on a large wall.
So, I picked the locations and style I liked best for our repurposed formal living room. Buying a set of matching prints or canvases can definitely make decorating a long wall easier.
Here’s 3 absolutely beautiful options for decorating a large wall that are sold as a set of 3 on Etsy. This easy trick is a quick way to improve the look of your wall art that most people are afraid to try.
The reflection of the windows on that cheap plastic film ruined those fun posters.
One of my favorite DIY tools is those amazingly handy 3M Command Strips.
With light frames, like the 3 I used in my Family Room, I use Velcro Command Strips to hang my pictures without nails. AND, I also used those command strips to temporarily hand an 8′ long, level board across the wall before I hung the pictures.
That little hack makes hanging pictures evenly spaced and level super easy. Sometimes you just need some great wainscoting to add extra detail to a long, boring wall. This wall in our Dining Room is 15′ long, making it hard to fill. Check out my easy tutorial for DIY Board and Batten Wainscoting, for one idea.
Or have a look at the huge wall of trim work I added in my Before and After 2 Story Foyer Makeover with Molding. Here’s 16 Great Ways to Repurpose an Open Formal Living Room.
And this Beautiful DIY Vaulted Ceiling Makeover completely changed our Master Bathroom. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.