Best Silver Wall Decor Ideas in 2022

Add the illusion of shimmer to your home with silver-inspired wall art. No matter the current finishes in your home, silvery artwork can match almost any interior. This striking shade of wall art comes in a variety of styles to suit your space. Our design experts have put together a guide to the trendiest ways to incorporate silver wall décor into your home. If you’re in search of a simple way to boost your interior design, this is the article for you!

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Top Trends: Blend Boho with Silver Wall Art

Silver Wall Décor: Simple Decorating Ideas

Color Concepts: Gold and Silver Wall Art

Silver Framed Wall Art: Shapes & Layouts

Silver Wall Décor: Ultimate Size Guide

Living Room Wall Art: Metallic Décor

Modern Wall Art: Silver Styles

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Top Trends: Blend Boho with Silver Wall Art

Boho is one of the top trending styles for 2022 – and it’s easy to see why! This laid-back, nature-inspired style will make your space look easy, breezy, and effortlessly contemporary. Silver might not be the first color that comes to mind when you hear “bohemian.” However, that’s all the more reason to mix this metallic shade into your boho interior! 2022 is all about taking chances and exploring unconventional trends. The addition of cool metallic tones to a bohemian space is ultra-trendy and unexpected. Start with the typical warm, earthy textiles that are typically associated with bohemian style, and then add silver in the form of subtle accents. Balance is key when it comes to updating the bohemian trend to 2022 standards!

Wall Decoration: Silver Accents

There are several ways to incorporate silver in a subtle (yet striking) way. Silver has an inherently cold appearance, so it’s important to fill your room with cozy textiles to offset the cool color. If you want to commit to the boho look, experiment with pillows and blankets in orange and gold hues. Hang natural wall décor like macrame and add organic furniture pieces made of rattan and raw wood. Make sure your interior is well-lit for an airy, spacious feel. Now it's time to add the stunning silver touches! Metallic details like modern light fixtures can add the perfect contemporary twist to your boho space. Finish the look with a piece of silver wall art. A silver-toned print is the perfect way to add a splash of silver without changing the aesthetic of your space. Create contrast with the perfect hint of silver.

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Silver Wall Décor: Simple Decorating Ideas

Adding a splash of silver doesn’t have to break the bank. There are tons of stunning wall décor options that are low-cost and low-commitment. Silver accessories can add a current look to your interior in the blink of an eye.  Whether you want to brighten up a neutral color palette, or add a contemporary twist to a space full of color, silver wall décor is the perfect solution. If you want an extra-trendy look, consider a geometric print from our canvas sets collection, curated by Tirzah Goodman.  Abstract and geometric art pairs with silver like a match made in design heaven. Why not commit to modernism?

Silver Metal Wall Décor

Metallic tones can be added to your space in a variety of ways. From silver light fixtures, to silver-tinted wall art, there are practically endless ways to incorporate this trendy tint into your home. If you want to add a bright, shimmering touch, consider mounted sconces with modern, silver finishes. You can also add a silver-framed mirror to any room. Mirrors can make your space look larger, and create visual variation. Never underestimate the power of metallic décor! Adding shimmer and shine is a foolproof way to instantly elevate your home. Plus, you can use as much silver as you want without having to worry about overwhelming your décor. Win-win!  

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Color Concepts: Gold and Silver Wall Art

While mixing gold and silver used to be regarded as a major design no-no, times have changed. In fact, the combo of gilded details with splashes of silver is super-hot among top designers. If your space is already full of gold, feel free to add silver in the form of wall art. You can also add a print that combines both of these sparkling hues.

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Decorating with Metallics: Pro Tips

ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her tips for decorating with metallic tones:

“There are endless, stylish ways to incorporate gold and silver into your home décor. Mixed metals are trending for 2022. Dare to mix warm, golden finishes with cool chrome and nickel accents. This is a great way to warm up your space but still keep it contemporary. Keep your base cool and add flecks of gold and copper for a modern look. Consider using reclaimed copper for a super trendy touch. Gold or silver wallpaper is a low-commitment option to make your interior shine. Hop on the Hollywood Regency revival train by paring metallic details with a rich color scheme. Lastly, wrought iron is back in a big way!”

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Silver Framed Wall Art: Shapes & Layouts

Framed artwork is a classy addition to any space. A silver theme looks stunning in a sleek frame. We offer framed prints in both horizontal and vertical layouts. If you want to find out more about framed vs unframed art, view these excerpts below:  

The Benefits of a Framed Print

-A Polished Look

Framed artwork always looks sleek and polished. The chic, refined look subconsciously impacts the viewer's perception of your overall space.

-The Floating Illusion

Because of the intentional gap between the canvas and the frame, the print looks as if it is floating inside the frame, giving your wall art an eye-popping, three-dimensional appearance!

-A Low-Profile Appearance

One of the major benefits to framed artwork is that it looks lightweight and low-profile, which results in an airy, clean look.”

The Benefits of an Unframed Canvas

-Ideal for a Large, Empty Space

Do you have a lot of space that features a clean, large, empty wall? If so, an unframed canvas artwork can be a super-easy statement piece.

-No Distractions from the Artwork

While frames can sometimes distract from the artwork itself, an unframed canvas keeps the art the center of attention.

-Affordability

Our canvas prints cost less when compared with the framed option, making it a more affordable choice to stick within a tight decorating budget.

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Silver Wall Décor: Ultimate Size Guide

Follow these tips from our Ultimate Wall Art Size Guide to choose the right size silver print for your space:

“Your wall art should take up around 60% to 75% of the total wall space, excluding the portion covered by moldings or furniture. Measure the height and width of the wall. After you have those measurements, multiply them by both 0.6 and 0.75. This will give you the range of canvas print sizes to fit your wall.

For instance, if your wall is 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide, multiply 9 feet by 0.6 to get the low end of the ideal height range. Then multiply 9 feet by 0.75 to get the high end of the ideal height range. Do the exact same to 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. Tada!

Wall art that you want to hang over furniture, such a large sofa in your living room, should be somewhere between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture's overall width. To measure the perfect size canvas to hang above your furniture, consider this example: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. Therefore, you would need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to look impressive above the couch.”

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Living Room Wall Art: Metallic Décor

If you’re not sure which room to hang your silver-toned print, why not go for your main living space? Your living room is where you host gatherings, making it a highly visible area. The world is finally opening up again, which means it’s time to get your interior ready for guests. A stunning silver print is the perfect way to give your home a refreshing new look. Wow your friends and family with a contemporary piece of silver wall décor. Consider pairing your piece of artwork with modern accessories like coffee table books, velvet textiles, and matching metal details.

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Modern Wall Art: Silver Styles

Wall art is a great way to make your space look modern in an instant. As mentioned earlier, silver is an undeniably contemporary shade, which will give your home an even more noticeable modern impact. If you really want your space to look current in the blink of an eye, consider an abstract or conceptual theme in a silvery shade.

Modern Decor: Pro Tips

While we’re usually given advice on how to make an interior look modern, we’re not often given tips on what NOT to do. Our design pro Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her insight:

“When creating a contemporary space, make sure to avoid these faux-pas at all costs:

-Choosing pieces solely for looks and not practicality

-Putting too much emphasis on symmetry and a balance that looks inorganic

-Trying to incorporate too many trends at once

-Sacrificing your personality for current styles and trends

-Sticking to solely neutral tones without pops of color throughout your space

 -Making your television or entertainment console the focus of the room, rather than art”

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