How to decorate a large living room wall.

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We have a 24 ft high wall and it is 16 ft wide. The TV and stand take up about 5 ft. How can we fill the space above so it doesn’t look so vacant?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 27, 2017
    Put up a large art piece based on your decor

  • CAnn CAnn on Dec 27, 2017
    what about a photo wall of family pictures.

  • Dku31289822 Dku31289822 on Dec 27, 2017
    I could see a repurposed, large stained glass window mounted high on the wall, try centering it on the wall. Also try adding some uplighting. If installing to electricity is not an option, many battery LED lights with remote controls are available and could be an option.
    If you have a quilt that is large that could be in place of a stained glass window. Even a grouping of quilts, animal skins, etc that fit your style. If you have any collections of family heirlooms display those; it would be larger objects up high, smaller collection lower on the wall. Lay out placement of items on the floor to determine the layout before placement on the wall. I see endless possibilities, a blank canvas; how exciting! Good luck and post a "before and after" photo!

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 28, 2017
    I would either add a big statement piece of art or spruce it up by turning it into a gallery wall full of different frames and pictures, clock, mirrors etc.

  • JAMES A ROLLI JAMES A ROLLI on Dec 28, 2017
    MUST HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE / WHY NOT MAKE YOU WALL A SMALL GARDEN WITH DECORATION ALL READY ON THE POTS POTS FOR YOUR PLANTS FOR EXAMPLE MAKE SURE YOU CAN REACH THEM TO WATER THEM POSITIONS THEM IN A DIFFERENT WAY SIDEWAYS WOULD MAKE IT LOOK INTERESTING I'VE DONE IT GOT MANY COMPLIMENTS TURN THEM EVERY WHICH WAY MORE PLEASING TO THE EYES AND BE SURE THEY GET NATURAL LIGHTNING OR BUY BATTERY TINY LIGHTS COLOR THEM TO GO FOR FLOWERS I USED BOOK LIGHTS THEY WORK JUST AS WELL AND THEY COST LESS I HOPE YOU LIKE MY IDEAS IF YOU NEED HELP ASK FOR IT PUT DIRT IN FIRST SEEDS SECOND THEN MAKE A PENCIL MARK FOR EACH PLANT OR GROUP SOME TOGETHER TAKE A PICTURE OF IT AFTER THE PROCESS IS DONE AGAIN MAKE IT FOR THE SEASONS PUT INTO AN ALBUM SO CAN REFER TO IT FROM TIME TO TIME GOOD LUCK SEND ME A PICTURE TO jamesarolli1@optonline.net

  • Gerry O'Neill Blancato Gerry O'Neill Blancato on Dec 28, 2017
    all great ideas...maybe some floating shelves in different sizes placed in the space to display photos or decor ??

  • Julie Bell Nabors Julie Bell Nabors on Dec 28, 2017
    I chose a large rug with candle Sconces on both sides. The sconces were about 24” tall so they could hold the space without looking like a postage stamp on a football field. Looked terrific and didn’t require dusting like smaller picture frames would.

  • Abby Abby on Dec 28, 2017
    You can always decorate the windows with stain glass that will shine through to your wall.

  • Carol Luecker Carol Luecker on Dec 28, 2017
    Build a glass shelving unit. Put in lights under the glass shelves. I collect Japanese dolls so I would use that. But antiques, Family momentals , trophy’s etc. . Be great place for Christmas village displays. If you put glass doors it cuts down on dust and keeps things in order. Or if you have a country or area you have memor of put a large picture or hanging in middle, put shelves on all sides put things from vacation or times living there on them. Good luck and Happy New Year 🎆🎊🎈.

  • Jpo9854445 Jpo9854445 on Dec 28, 2017
    If you are a crafter, or know one, you can make or have made, a quilt that will fill the space - and it can be made to compliment your décor and personal taste.

  • Tracy Tracy on Dec 29, 2017
    What about some large paper flowers? All white is pretty, or what ever you color scheme is.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Dec 29, 2017
    A quilt would add color and be such a focal piece. You can easily use a quilt track or even a curtain rod will work nicely. Send a pic after you make your decision!

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Dec 29, 2017
    We had a similar situation and decided to collect mirrors from thrift stores-(budget for me: no more than $20 per mirror; many were much less.) You could collect old pictures with a theme: flowers, landscapes, ships, old portraits, abstract prints, botanicals--anything you like. You can paint the frames all one color for cohesion or leave the frames as is for a more bohemian feel. The other ideas that others have shared are also all great ideas. We spent three years collecting our mirrors and then painted them all white. They have been up several years now and I still love it. Whatever you decide, don't be in a hurry and live with something you'll regret. Figure out what you like-if you love it, it doesn't matter what anyone thinks. Here is a link to our mirror wall. Maybe it will give you some ideas.

  • Candace Bush Candace Bush on Dec 29, 2017
    Install a carpet...on a sturdy rod.

  • Karen Karen on Dec 29, 2017
    I had a 25' high arrium/skylight in an very open stairwell at one time. I made a frame out of 1" wide pieces of lumber, a little smaller all around than the large abstract print fabric tablecloth I got at a discount store.

    "Stretched" the tablecloth snugly around the frame, stapling in place. Then hung well up on the wall from landing where staircase turned, using simple wall anchors with screws left out just enough for the frame to catch on at the top.

    I added a large metal candle sconce on either side of tge hanging that had some leaves set onto the scrolled wire of sconce...they came painted pale green which complemented the fabric design nicely.

    As I recall, the fabric hanging cost less than $12 including the lumber (which I screwed together) -- inexpensive was a must. The sconces came from a catalog such as Carol Wright on sale. When I moved, my condo buyers asked to keep the set-up!


  • Livvismom Livvismom on Dec 30, 2017
    What is on the wall with the windows? A fireplace?

  • Bobandia Bobandia on Dec 30, 2017
    Just the 65 inch tv and stand