If you think you know all there is to know about minimalist decor, think again! We have a brand-new guide full of minimalist wall decor ideas you’ve never seen before. Turn your home into a simplistic, modern paradise with these sleek design concepts. We’ve teamed up with our interior experts to bring you the top trends in minimalism. 2023 is an exciting time to redecorate, as artists and designers are getting more creative than ever. From completely colorless wall art, to a vibrant take on minimalism, there are tons of tips to explore. Follow this professional guide to minimalist wall art ideas you’ll love.
Minimalist Wall Decor Styles
Curated by our art director, Tirzah Goodman, our “Minimalist Architecture” collection is ideal if you want to add depth to your space. These prints are geometric and totally contemporary, without lacking visual interest. Bring the beauty of exterior design into your interior with this jaw-dropping collection.
Abstract Wall Art: Pro Tips
ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz explains the importance of abstract artwork in a modern home:
“Nothing elevates the look of a room quite like abstract art. Abstract wall art is a symbol for freedom, and it complements a wide range of home styles. This creative style of art work will add a trendy touch without overpowering your interior. It’s up to you to choose between a print with bold colors, or modern, muted neutrals. Make sure your piece is big enough to act as your main focal point, and don’t be afraid to play with crazy, conceptual design ideas.”
Minimalist Wall Art Shapes
Choose a canvas shape that will make your space stand out. We’ve broken down every layout into categories to help you pick the best shape for your unique taste:
Combine classic and contemporary: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square
Minimalist art for narrow spaces: The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas
Modern modern modern: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas
Be a trendsetter in more ways than one: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas
Nobody does eclectic like you: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set
If you’re leaning towards one of our multi-panel options, follow these tips to hang it like a pro:
* Width: No matter which multi-panel layout you choose we recommend leaving 1" space between each panel. This will create an airy look that is still cohesive and tied-together. If the gap is too small or too large, you can lose the visual effect of a multi-panel canvas.
* Height: The height of your canvas panels depends on which layout you selected. Some layouts are meant to be hung symmetrically, and some layouts resemble a wave or another abstract shape. In general, be consistent! For example, if you hang the left-side panel 3" lower than the middle panel, be sure to hang the right panel using the same proportions. Use your ruler and pencil to measure the right height; don’t eyeball it!
PS: Try one of our multi-panel prints from our modern brushstroke collection!
Large Minimalist Wall Art Sizes
Consider making a statement with oversized minimalist wall art. These dimensions were pulled from our Ultimate Wall Art Size Guide to give you some solid size ideas:
“If you’re inspired to create a gallery wall above your sofa or headboard, the best size is 52 inches by 32 inches. Hang asymmetrical canvases, and arrange them symmetrically create the perfect, dynamic look on your wall.
If your main goal is to create a focal point, go with these dimensions: 66"X33" This is the ideal option for starting an oversized gallery wall. Add a statement piece to any room that has a large, empty wall. Just make sure to measure the space before installing your canvas, as this size can look overwhelming in a room with smaller walls.
Looking for something really dramatic for a large empty wall? Go with 68"X45"! Select a giant, oversized canvas that measures 68 inches by 45 inches in height and width. If you want to cover the entire wall above your couch or bed, this is the right selection for your space. It makes your space look dramatic and appealing while creating a luxurious vibe.”
Minimalist Art Prints by Room
While minimalist wall art can suit almost any room, we’ve broken down the three most popular rooms for simple prints.
Your living room is the largest communal space in your home, which means it should have an eye-popping print to match. This is a great opportunity to hang a statement piece with unexpected abstract shapes and colors.
Stick to a sleek minimalist print in your dining room. You want to create a calming, sophisticated atmosphere. Soft shades and clean lines are ideal.
Try out our “Minimalist Typography” collection in your bedroom for an inspiring touch. This collection is fun, light-hearted, and perfect for a more personal space.
Minimalist Canvas Art Colors
Because the subject matter of minimalist artwork is simple, you can choose almost any color without overwhelming your space.
Blue Wall Art: Pro Tips
Totally stumped on how to build your color palette? ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her tips for a foolproof blue color scheme:
“Interior designers voted bright blue as one of the top interior design trends for 2023. Using richer blues or incorporating lighter blue textiles will give to your space a serene “Santorini” vibe. If you’re a minimalist at heart, pops of dark, true blues can bring a vivid touch to your room. Incorporate this unbeatable hue into your decor as a constant reminder of clear skies above.”
Boho Minimalist Wall Art Ideas
Minimalist decor is known for its clean lines, neutral color palettes, and lack of clutter. While this aesthetic can create a calming and peaceful atmosphere in your home, it can also feel a bit cold and impersonal. If you’re looking to add some texture and warmth to your minimalist space, bohemian-style prints can be a great option. These prints often feature nature-inspired motifs like leaves, feathers, or botanical details. They are also known for their bold colors – in spite of the minimalist shapes and design. Bohemian-style prints can be a great way to bring some visual interest to a blank wall without overwhelming your space. They can add a touch of whimsy to a room while still maintaining the minimalist vibe. The key is to choose prints that complement your existing decor. One of the benefits of bohemian-style prints is their versatility. They can be incorporated into almost any room in your home, from the living room to the bedroom. You can also consider a multi-panel piece for a pop of dimension. Pair your print with other boho decor like macrame wall hangings or woven tapestries. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, bohemian-style prints can also have a positive, calming effect on your mental well-being. The organic look pairs perfectly with a minimalist space. You can’t go wrong with an earthy and organic approach. Boho prints the perfect way to include a pop of color without going overboard.
More Wall Art Ideas and Topics
Go beyond minimalist wall art with our comprehensive decor blog. We’ll walk you through every style to give you an exclusive look at the top trends for 2023. From expert tips from designers, to creative decorating ideas, we’ve covered every home decor topic.