Decorating with Large Wall Decor: 3 Styling Tips

No matter your style, these styling tips will inspire you to try this statement decor idea!
3 Easy Ways to Decorate with Large Wall Decor: create a gallery wall, use a leaning wall mirror or picture ledges to style art + more interior decor styling tips and tricks

It’s no secret that I adore vintage and thrifted artwork — especially when it comes to making a bold statement in my interior decor styling. The scale of your wall decor matters greatly and provides grounding and balance to the space. Similarly, large wall decor can bring drama to an otherwise boring space. So today I wanted to share 3 easy ways that you can decorate with large wall decor! I hope these tips inspire you to try something different.

3 Easy Ways to Decorate with Large Wall Decor: create a gallery wall, use a leaning wall mirror or picture ledges to style art + more interior decor styling tips and tricks

3 Easy Ways to Decorate with Large Wall Decor

If you find yourself without a single pieces of large wall decor, you can always create it by grouping together smaller pieces. This is one of my favorite decor styling tricks… as you can probably tell from our cabin. I’ve shared loads of tips about creating gallery walls and artwork groupings, but my number 1 tip is to always start with a slightly larger anchor piece. For example, I used my bison skull to anchor the gallery wall in our living room.

Gallery walls are a great way to incorporate both large and small pieces, as well as other types of wall decor like mirrors, tapestries and textiles, and bits of ephemera. Plus I find it especially fun to add to the collection over time. To me, there’s nothing quite like watching an art collection evolve over time!

3 Easy Ways to Decorate with Large Wall Decor: create a gallery wall, use a leaning wall mirror or picture ledges to style art + more interior decor styling tips and tricks

Incorporate a large leaning mirror

Personally, I am a fan of leaning mirrors and having them in every bedroom — even the guest room! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been a guest in someone’s house and not been able to check my outfit. So I always offer one to our guests! We also have one if our bedroom and I love how it bounces around light to bright things up.

Leaning mirrors are also great for renters because you don’t have to worry about putting holes in the wall and mounting them. Here are some leaning mirrors I found recently that are seriously gorgeous:

3 Easy Ways to Decorate with Large Wall Decor: create a gallery wall, use a leaning wall mirror or picture ledges to style art + more interior decor styling tips and tricks

Try leaning artwork against the wall

One of the chicest decor tricks I see over and over again in magazines like Architectural Digest is a large piece of artwork leaning against the wall. Sometimes it’s on a piece of furniture like a credenza. Or sometimes it’s simply on the floor, leaning. I have always found this way of displaying large wall decor to be effortless and chic.

I incorporated this styling trick by leaning my beloved vintage naked lady painting against the wall on top of our wooden cabinet in our bedroom. Another way you can do this is by incorporating art ledges in your wall decor! I love this method of displaying art because you can always change the look whenever you feel like it. I recently bought a few picture ledges to use in decorating our TV room and I’m really stoked to style them. Here are a few more stylish options:

3 Easy Ways to Decorate with Large Wall Decor: create a gallery wall, use a leaning wall mirror or picture ledges to style art + more interior decor styling tips and tricks
3 Easy Ways to Decorate with Large Wall Decor: create a gallery wall, use a leaning wall mirror or picture ledges to style art + more interior decor styling tips and tricks

What do you think of these tips for decorating with large wall decor? I hope you found them helpful for styling your space!

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