Now that most of us have been working out at home for a full year, it’s high time to turn our temporary space into a designer workout room. Don’t worry, you don’t have to commit to a full renovation to make the most of your home gym. Wall art is the perfect way to give your home gym a stylish upgrade without breaking the bank. We’ve teamed up with expert interior designers to bring you the top gym wall ideas for 2021.

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A Workout Room with Pizzazz

Gym Room Décor: Shapes

Gym Wall Design: Sizes

Add Style to Your Gym Décor

Color Palette Ideas for Your Gym

Additional Expert Décor Topics

A Workout Room with Pizzazz

A bland workout room will damper your motivation. Give yourself a boost of enthusiasm and incentive by creating a space you actually want to spend time in. While there are tons of trendy options when it comes to home gym wall art, it is ultimately about what makes you feel driven.

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Gym Room Décor: Shapes

First, choose the layout and shape that will best fit the personality of your unique space:

The Classic Option: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square

Elongate Your Space: The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas

Add a Modern Touch: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas

Dare to Be Unique: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas

The Ultimate Bold Choice: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set

Gym Room Décor: Pro Tips

If you’ve decided on a multi-panel piece, follow these expert tips to hang your artwork like a pro:

* Width: for all layouts, we recommend leaving 1" space between each panel when hung, for the best airy but tied-together look! If the gap is too big or too small, you'd lose the effect of the split canvas. 

* Height: the height of the rest of the panels depends on the layout you selected. Some layouts are symmetrical, and some layouts resemble a wave and feature different heights. In general, be consistent! For example, if you hung the left panel 3" lower than the middle panel, be sure to hang the right panel in the same proportion. Use your ruler and pencil to measure the right height!

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Gym Wall Design: Sizes

The next step is determining the ideal canvas size for your home gym. Follow these tips from our ultimate wall art size guide:


Your wall art should take about 60% to 75% of the available empty wall space, the portion not covered by moldings or furniture. Measure the height and width of the wall. Now, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. As a result, you will get the range of canvas print sizes to suit the space.

For instance, if your blank wall is 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide, multiply 9 by 0.6 to get the low end of the ideal height range. Then multiply 9 by 0.75 to get the high end of the ideal height range. Do the same for your wall's 5 feet width. The ideal height of the canvas would be 5.4 feet - 6.75 feet, and the ideal width would be 3 feet - 3.75 feet.


Planning a gallery wall above the furniture, or hanging a split canvas? The best size is 52 inches by 32 inches in height and width. Use canvas of asymmetrical sizes and arrange them in symmetry to create an eye-catching look on your wall.

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Add Style to Your Gym Décor

The key is to add décor that boosts your confidence and your mood. Don’t be afraid to play around with vibrant pieces that feel personal. Because your home gym is not a social space, your décor can be more tailored towards you.

We expand on this design technique in our guide on how to enjoy home workouts:

“The gym is not only used to sculpt a healthy body, but also to promote a healthy mind! There’s nothing worse than running on a treadmill and staring at a blank wall. Be bold with your workout wall art and choose prints that capture (and keep) your attention.”

Gym Room Décor: Pro Tips

ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz emphasizes the importance of motivational typography:

“Inspirational typography is a simple way to improve our mindset. Especially considering our current worldwide situation, we need to be surrounded by as much positivity as possible. Inspiring quotes and motivational typography are a subtle way to create a positive environment and boost our everyday energy.”

Minimalist Wall Décor

Combine minimalism and typography with our definition wall art collection curated by art director Tirzah Goodman.

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Color Palette Ideas for Your Gym

While the theory that color can affect your psyche does hold up, we recommend choosing wall art with shades that bring you joy. It’s that simple!

Black and Cyan Gym Ideas

If you’re designing your home gym from scratch, a super-trendy color combo is black and cyan. Plus, they are great shades to build on in the future!

Design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz supports the blue-green trend:

Turquoise, a blend of light blue and green, has tropical undertones that bring to mind the cooling properties of the ocean and can instantly transport you to a relaxed day on the beach. It is said that turquoise represents a desire to make your own way in the world, under your very own terms.”

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Additional Expert Décor Topics

We have several articles on home gym décor to give you more workout room ideas. Visit our inspiration blog for endless interior design guides. Give your home a stylish boost before summer comes to an end. Make the most of the end of this season by creating a space you can proudly show off to friends and family. From wall art to color concepts, there are tons of ways to refresh your interior.

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