Wall Paints, Wall Decorations and co. - This is how you design your Wall in the Living Room

The living room is the center of every home - this is where life happens. Decorating your living room walls is an important decision. Say goodbye to boring white walls and hello to a change of scenery! But what are your wall design options? We'll show you how to make the most of your four walls with paint and wallpaper, wall decorations and wall lighting. Here we go!

Optimal Wall Design with the right Wall Colors

When choosing a color for your living room wall, consider your personal taste, your style of living, and the lighting conditions. The color you choose should reflect your attitude toward life. The living room is the most important room in the house, so many people choose bright, cheerful, and often muted colors. If you are braver and want to use bright colors or several colors in the living room, you can use them to color separate areas - for example, the living room from the dining room. Wall paint is a great way to decorate the walls, especially for fans of minimalism, because it is a simpler option than eye-catching wall decorations. Here are our top 3 color suggestions:

  • Light Beige or Cream Tones: Coziness is guaranteed. The color goes with many different styles and furnishings. It is neutral and natural, so you can really relax in the living area or create an accentuated environment with bright furniture.
  • Blue: Muted, cold, but also strong shades of blue can look royal and very noble when used selectively. Warning: if the blue is too dark, the room may appear smaller. So it's better to use your favorite shade of blue on just one wall at first. Paired with light furniture and cozy textiles, the room will look almost royal.
  • Grey: Gray is an all-rounder that can be used in darker shades in large rooms as well as in smaller ones - but preferably in lighter shades. The neutral color goes with many styles and furnishings. Grey also works well in combination with another primary color.

Wild Wallpaper Patterns for an extraordinary Wall Design

Pattern wallpapers are an alternative or even a complement to paint. You can choose from a variety of patterns and colors. Patterned wallpapers are accent wallpapers, and they are only applied to one or two walls. We do not recommend covering the entire room with a bold patterned wallpaper. It will look cluttered and take up space for furniture. For example, if you prefer a black and white interior, you could be very happy with a black and white striped wallpaper pattern. Striped patterns are very popular in general. They come in a variety of colors and stripe widths. Floral patterns, forests and seascapes, concrete, stone and wood optics or color gradients are pattern trends that are experiencing an upswing in the wallpaper world. The materials also vary. From paper wallpaper to fabric or fleece, you decide which wallpaper best suits you and your lifestyle.


Wall Design in the Living Room - not without Wall Decoration

Without the right decoration, your wall will look empty. Decorating your walls is a great way to make your living room stand out. There are no limits to your imagination, but don't go overboard. With this decoration, your living room wall becomes an eye-catcher:

  • Mirror or Wall Candle Holders: Gold or silver wall candlesticks look classy and high quality. If this is too much for you, you can opt for a large round mirror with a black frame. This is a statement piece, especially in minimalist homes.
  • Shelves or Macrame: Metal shelves or trendy wall panels in contrasting colors-for example, black shelves on white walls-can be eye-catching while providing practical storage space. Other decorative items, such as coffee table books, can be placed on them. On the other hand, macrame wall hangings in light colors are more subtle and enhance the natural wood furniture.
  • Wooden Panels: Wooden panels are one of the top wall decoration trends for 2022. They give the room a cool elegance, but also naturalness and warmth. They also work perfectly with indirect lighting. Wooden panels can be combined with many styles, such as industrial, Japanese or Scandi, and blend harmoniously into the interior.
  • Stucco Moldings: Stucco moldings are not only eye-catching on the ceiling, they can also be used on the wall to frame large murals or simply painted in a contrasting color. That way, they stand out but don't take up all the room.
  • Picture Frames: In general, large picture frames with black and white portraits, for example, are a stylish and personal addition to your living room. Whether you choose personal photos or abstract drawings, large pictures in wood or metal frames are in style. You also have the freedom to arrange them in any way you like, whether you prefer them in a precise order or in a staggered arrangement.

Wall Lights - put your Living Room Wall in the right Light

The atmosphere of a room rises and falls with the lighting. Without light, or with poor light, even the most beautiful paint, wallpaper or wall decoration will have no effect. The latter, in particular, can be showcased with direct or indirect lighting. Direct lighting, also known as area lighting, is primarily selective. It can be used to illuminate or overshadow specific elements on the wall. Glossy surfaces work particularly well with direct lighting because the light highlights the color facets of the surfaces. If you want to use direct lighting, downlights, spotlights or floodlights are the right choice. Even a floor lamp can provide direct lighting. On the other hand, mood lighting is more indirect. This is more hidden in the room, for example behind a protruding wall, a suspended ceiling or behind the lamp itself. LED strips are also often used, as they can be mounted behind wall decorations such as wood paneling. We always recommend warm white light, which makes the living room even cozier.



You should keep this in mind when designing the Walls in small Living Rooms


When designing the walls of smaller rooms, there are a few things to keep in mind. Dark colors absorb light. Therefore, it is always better to choose a lighter wall color. Colored wall surfaces with a light-colored frame increase the width of the room. Vertical striped wallpaper can add height to rooms with low ceilings. In small rooms, choose wallpaper with smaller patterns. It is important to develop a cohesive concept for any wall design that suits your needs. There are countless creative options for designing your living room walls. Decide on the right colors and lighting and discover other wall decorations such as shelves, mirrors and much more at Metallbude.