There’s nothing like large swaths of blank walls in a home to make it feel unlived in.
Maybe you’ve just moved into a bigger apartment. Maybe you just moved in with your partner and they’ve vetoed all of your old college posters — either way, you’ve got some blindingly white walls and need some living room art ideas.
We know that buying artwork as an adult can feel overwhelming. The artworld is one of sophistication, occasional stuffiness, and let’s be honest — large price tags. Knowing which prints to buy, how much to spend and where to even find artwork for living rooms can feel impossible. Suddenly a simple task — choosing the best art prints for your living room decor— feels impossible.
Instead of hunting around flea markets or buying huge posters that, let’s be honest, make an adult apartment feel like a dorm room, we’ve gathered some great looking art prints, photographs and wall art that will seriously upgrade your living room decor. In fact, from the living room to the bedroom, these tasteful prints are the perfect addition to any room in your home.
We’ve got living room wall art ideas in a variety of aesthetics. Better yet, many of the prints below come ready to hang with equipment included or already installed. Oh, and you can get them all for around or under $100. So keep reading for the best living room art from a variety of online sources.
Golden Lips Art Print
This statement print gives off more of a rapper-music-video vibe, and we’re not mad about it. It speaks for itself in terms of home decor but remains tastefully provocative in the process.
Pick it up to compliment a more subtle main piece or place it front and center to define the mood of your space.
We recommend a thinner white frame for this piece to let the gold speak for itself.
This bright, vibrant, cartoon-esque print comes from Ecstase and was made by artist Yongoh Kim, in remembrance of his days trekking the Himalayas way back in the day. Due to the bright colors and lively pattern I recommend this being the statement piece in the room so things don’t get too busy. If you’ve got a bunch of neutral furniture and decor and need some life — this is it. It’s made with woven canvas between two wooden magnetic frames so it’s easy to hang and won’t crinkle over time.
Dave Pollot All Work and No Play
This print from Dave Pollot is classically him, a humorous, edgy and bold take on a classic painting. Why settle for the classic original? Might as well mix elements of the cultural zeitgeist and get the most interesting piece you can, right? I love the contrast of the calming oil painting ripped open and Jack Nicholson’s classic demonic face from The Shining poking through. If you agree, it’s still available via the artist’s website.
Medusa Wood Wall Art
Living room wall art is not just limited to canvases in frames! This wooden wall art is super cool, and comes in a 3’x3′ grid that’ll look amazing over a neutral couch or set of chairs. I love the energy of this Medusa, and the black and white color scheme makes it widely applicable design-wise. The wood wall art comes in a multi-square design so you can adjust the spacing and arrange them how you want to on your wall. The possibilities are endless, and it’s up to you to take advantage of the flexibility.
‘The Old Woman and the Shoe’ — Oil on Thrift Art by Dave Pollot
Any sneakerheads out there? Your footwear hobby doesn’t have to just exist in your closet at home — throw it up on those blank walls! This tranquil painting captures the essence of your flyest kicks while maintaining a fairly neutral color profile for your walls. Ever heard the nursery rhyme about the old woman who lived in her shoe? This is based on that, except probably with a much better shoe that’s a little more mainstream and built for the modern era of shoe-fanatics. Throw this up on your wall for a little peace and to let everyone know where your heart truly lies.
Love Letter to Chinatown
This wall print is the artist’s way of paying tribute to all the businesses, especially those in Chinatown in New York City, who have struggled to stay open over the past year during quarantine. The pandemic has hit these communities hard, so remember to patronize those mom and pop shops in your neighborhood as much as possible. Also, this print is beautiful and a great way to install a semi-permanent reminder in your home.
Classic Cocktails for Classy People Print
This print is just demanding to be hung above your bar cart. Not only is it a beautiful print with fun colors and a design that’s pleasing to the eye, it’s a helpful visual as well! Guide yourself through the recipes of some of the most common drinks out there at any time, and learn them by heart through osmosis after staring at this print for months on end. It’s a cocktail party win-win. Classy people only.
Tiger Beach Poster
I just think this poster is dope, if I’m being honest. The different expressions and anatomical positions of the tigers is great, and the colors are super well blended. Their orange and black coats contrasted against the pink-ish water and light green foliage makes for a pleasing design, and the majestic curves of their muscular bodies is regal enough to speak for itself. I’d hang this poster anywhere in my home, perhaps above an end table or a guest bathroom.
‘Gouache Sapphire on Gray’ Multi-Piece Painting
I love this multi-piece painting for a living room wall because you can space the paintings as far apart as you want if you need an entire wall decorated. The design is sprawled over all of them and blends seamlessly from one canvas to the next. It’s made with high-quality, fade-resistant ink that’s designed to look vibrant even after many hours of sun streaming in from the window. The painting is also gallery-wrapped, which gives it an engrossing gallery-feel, making it even more worthy of your living room.
Two Cheetahs Art Print
This is a statement piece, and an excellent one at that. These cheetahs truly don’t give a f*ck, and with this hanging in your living room people will know you don’t either. The lighter pink and orange tones will match similar color schemes or pop surrounded by mostly-white furniture. It’s available in three different sizes from x-small to medium and is printed on high-quality, 100% cotton paper.
Ahh, who doesn’t love a nice oceanside sunset picture? This one perfectly captures that golden moment right after the sun goes down and will perfectly match a neutral, yellow, purple or orange decor scheme. This is a limited edition release from the makers of these prints so if you’re interested, jump on it!
Desert Framed Art Print
When it comes to interior design, succulents are always a safe bet. They’re decorative in and of themselves and this one makes a great addition to a big white wall.
Maybe it’ll remind you of warmer weather or make you long for a weekend climbing in Joshua Tree. Either way, this subtly beautiful print goes great with a neutral colored couch and a few wooden accents to tie up a living room nicely.
Andy Blank Bullseye
Andy Blank makes fantastic prints that make great living room wall art. This blue bullseye is almost hypnotizing in its energy and would add an excellent pop of color to a neutral living room. The shades of blue all blend seamlessly and it’s a great balance of energy and calm. This print is part of a limited-edition release so jump on it if you’re interested!
‘The Occupation’ — Oil on Thrift Art by Dave Pollot
From NY-based artist Dave Pollot comes modern, wise-cracking twists on some classic oil paintings you know and love. He describes his paintings as “oil thrift art” due to the borrowed imagery and synthesis of the modern imagery with more subdued oil artwork we’re used to seeing in the “classical” wings of our local art museum. This one’s a subtle gem for all the Star Wars fans out there passionate about Storm Troopers and their presence in society. Hang it in your living room and give guests a moment of pause while they try to figure out why YOU have a classical oil painting adorning your living room. Soon enough they’ll see what’s happening in the painting and laugh — it’s well done and entertaining! Matches well with neutral color schemes and ranges from affordable to more pricey as the size of the print goes up.
Papertrophy — Shark Head
Any Shark Week fans out there? Check out the teeth! Post up in your living room with one of the most intimidating predators in the sea there to keep you company. This one’s an original Papertrophy design and has been around since the beginning for a reason, it looks sick. This is not your kindergarten paper folding project, although the skills required to assemble it are about the same. It’s made of high-quality, FSC-certified paper rather than actual animal flesh so you can add a decorative, rugged element to your decor without needing to harm anything. Plus, the shark would’ve been difficult to pull off in the first place. Mount this in a room with a black and white color scheme or to compliment shades of blue.
Papertrophy — Deer
If you haven’t heard of Papertrophy, you should definitely check them out. Instead of an actual animal trophy on your wall, which is hard to pull off in a big city anyway, opt for a paper one instead. They’ve got a variety of animals in different color schemes that come ready to be assembled using their pre-creased paper and glue. This black and gold deer will make quite the impression on your living room call and will match a fairly neutral color scheme ranging from whites to cremes, black and even grey or silver. Take a trendy spin on the classic taxidermy cabin look and save the dead animal with this aesthetically-pleasing 3-D cut out. No origami skills required in order to assemble.
Society6 Rear Window Hitchcock Tribute Poster
This decorative tribute print to a legendary director will go perfectly in any cinephile’s apartment. It’s got an interesting layout and design emblematic of the way the film is shot in one room of an apartment — viewing the entire outside world through the perspective of one window. Get a bird’s eye view of the film’s set complete with James Stewart in his chair spying on the neighbors with a telescope. The actors’ names appear as well to jog your memory and the print’s whole uniform color scheme will pair well with a white background and a whole host of colors including shades of blue, purple and red.
Over the Mountains and Through the Woods Nature Photography Print
This simple black and white print will match most living room designs and gives a dose of nature to any big city slicker.
It’s available in five different sizes depending on how much space you’ve got available. We recommend choosing a white frame to match the aesthetic of the piece.
Backcountry Skier Landscape
If you’re a snow bunny passionate about fresh powder, then this print deserves a place on your wall. Relive the glory days of your latest ski trip or motivate yourself to organize that weekend away you’ve been craving.
Let this beautiful print serve as a conversation-starter with fellow slope lovers and calm your nervous mind with the rhythmic tracks through the snow.
Black Dog Ski by Ryan Fowler
If you’re going full vintage in your place, then this Black Dog Ski print is fun and relatively neutral design-wise, which means you won’t be taking a huge risk ordering it. And when it comes to decorating your living room, that’s a wise decision. It’s hand stretched over wooden bars and has UV protective coating so it won’t fade over time in a sunny spot.
This print works for avid skiers and dog lovers alike. Pair it with a wooden coffee table or other prints with darker frames for a cozy cabin feel.
Man Cave Baseball by Winston Porter
Honor America’s pasttime and liven up your place with this warmly lit homage to the “All-American Thrill” of baseball. This quality print was made using specialized Giclée printing that’s anti-fade and professional-grade. It comes ready to hang with the hardware already installed.
This print will go well with similar colors all grouped together or stand alone on a narrower wall to make a statement.
Know Your Coffee Print by Daylight Design Studio
This print may work better in a kitchen or eating area, but it’s still classy AF and perfect for a caffeine-lover. It includes elegantly designed layouts of each cup of coffee and the black and white design works with whatever color scheme you’ve already got going on.
This print comes from a German printing company, Junique, that’s dedicated to providing homey wall art to everyone that’s affordable and environmentally-sustainable. Add a simple, noticeable touch to your kitchen with this print knowing you’re also doing a good deed for our planet.
ecstase Doomsday Print
You can bring this piece of art alive through a specially programmed Instagram filter that creates a 3D augmented reality effect on top of this unique, interstellar wall art. This elevates the experience of this particular work and will give it more life in your home than your standard piece. It comes in small, medium and large sizes, and will look great with all color schemes being black and white.
Paper Trophy French Bulldog
If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge and get a dog of your own, this one from Paper Trophy will make an excellent living room companion on the meantime. These paper designs are designed machine-cut and pre-folded so the assembly is easy. It’s made of sustainable, high-quality paper and will look great next to a white, neutral or black couch in your living room.
Pulp Fiction Dance Print
Who doesn’t remember this infamous scene in Pulp Fiction? Preserve the memory of Mia and Vincent crushing the diner dance competition with this fun, lively print from Society6. It has the title of the film as well as the actors who played the major characters on the front, and the three-part scene captures more of the key frames of the film than your standard movie poster would.
Brilliant Disguise Metal Print
This metal print from Society6 is a bit more durable than your standard paper or canvas print and captures a sharp, humorous image. The adorable goldfish in contrast with the attached fin is hilarious and will add both a pleasing aesthetic appeal to a room as well as a fun atmosphere. It has a high-gloss finish that enhances the image itself, and is printed on a 1/16″ thick aluminum sheet canvas.
Kashan Poshti Persian Rug Wall Hanging
Going in a bit of a different direction, this wall hanging is easy as pie to setup and will add a natural, bohemian look to a space if you happen to be going for a chiller vibe. The vibrant pattern and fabric also add texture to the wall and the hanging aspect differentiates it from a standard tapestry that can be tricky to dependably put up. The hanging includes the wooden dowel and the cotton yarn needed for hanging.
Mountain Fog Wall Hanging
This neutral print is also a wall hanging with a much different feel than the last one. Enjoy this peaceful, serene mountain shot with a color gradient heading towards the bottom. It’s also tassled throughout for an added texture element and the dimension of the mountains creates a comforting and magnificent visual experience.
RAPPERS DELIGHT Hip Hop CLASSIC MUSIC Poster
Into rap music? This poster will make a great addition to a bedroom, hallway, bathroom or even living room music station. It’s got a simple design but packs a powerful punch with a reference worthy of a poster. It’s printed on smooth gloss paper for a high-quality visual experience. You may want to frame it for longevity’s sake.
Rock and Roll Skeleton Poster
Spooky vibes anyone? Skeletons certainly aren’t limited decor-wise for the weeks leading up to Halloween, and if you’re looking for an edgy piece to round out your living room this is it. This skeleton poster introduces more morbidity with a bit of humor and rock and roll energy. Match it with your other orange and black decor for a trendy spin on the upcoming holiday.