Stable Diffusion Prompts for Wall Art (16 Prompt Examples)

I wrote countless Stable Diffusion prompts for this guide and selected only the ones that I deemed worthy enough to hang on a wall.

Making digital art is probably what I enjoy the most about interacting with generative AI models. I've made thousands of digital art pieces so far and I'm always excited to share them with the world.

Today, I'm going to share some digital artwork I made using Stable Diffusion XL. I wrote countless prompts for this article and selected only the ones that I deemed worthy enough to hang on a wall.

When you're making wall art with a text-to-image AI model, you should use an upscaler to increase the dimension and enhance the quality of the images you create. If you're using the Clipdrop platform by Stability AI like me, you'll instantly have access to an image upscaler.

Let me start this article by explaining my framework for writing prompts for wall art, and then I'll share 16 examples I selected.

stable diffusion prompts for wall art

How to Write Stable Diffusion Prompts for Wall Art

I've been actively using generative AI models ever since Midjourney was first released. As a result, my imagination has become more vivid. I can come up with prompts without too much effort now. However, there are days when my inspiration is completely depleted.

If you're new to text-to-image AI models, it might take you some time to discover your style and what you want to create. I usually add sprinkles of my interests, the fictional works I admire, and generally things that inspired me throughout my life in my prompts.

When I'm creating digital art, I have a framework that I usually follow. I don't recommend following any framework all of the time, no matter how good it is. Even though it's great to structure your prompts in a way that produces consistently good results, it's also important to think outside of the box from time to time.

Here's what my framework for making digital art looks like:

  1. I usually start by mentioning a specific art style. It's worth noting that I have an article dedicated to exploring 32 best art styles for Stable Diffusion. If you're interested in learning more about the styles you can use, you should check out that article.
  2. The second step of my framework is to describe clearly what I want to see generated in the image. You can be really specific or you can keep the description vague. It's your choice.
  3. The third step of my framework is to either mention a certain color palette I want to see used or to add more keywords to the prompt to give better instructions to the AI model for the overall aesthetic I want to see created.
  4. The fourth and final step is to trim any unnecessary details. After I'm done writing the prompt, I analyze it and remove any details that I don't think are crucial. I like to keep my prompts concise, and this step helps me achieve that.

Before I start sharing the prompt example I prepared for you today, I want to mention that I used the 'Digital Art' preset style available in Stable Diffusion XL 1.0 to create most of the images you'll see in this article.

stable diffusion select digital art preset

It's easy to select a preset style in Stable Diffusion. All you have to do is click on the settings button and then find the style that you want to use. In this case, I selected the 'Digital Art' style that's visible in the first row.

I also used a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio to create the images you'll see today.

16 Stable Diffusion Prompt Examples for Wall Art

I don't consider myself to be an AI artist, but I'd like to think that I can make some beautiful artworks with the help of generative AI models. If you like the prompt examples you see here and want to check out more similar images, I suggest you check out my article on Midjourney prompts for wall art. It contains 12 more original prompts and the images generated from them.

I like to use both Midjourney and Stable Diffusion. Both tools produce outstanding results. Here's what you can create with Stable Diffusion XL.

prompt #1: watercolor art style, pastel colors, a serene countryside with rolling hills and blooming wildflowers

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 1

I have to admit that I was never really a fan of the watercolor art style until I began using AI-powered tools like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion. Since then, it has become one of my favorite art styles. I like it because it evokes a sense of peace and calm in my mind, especially when I'm making images like the one above. I often find myself wanting to use the watercolor art style when I'm creating an image of a serene landscape.

prompt #2: abstract art, minimalist, shards of broken glass forming the outline of a phoenix rising from the ashes

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 2

I'm really impressed with this image. It's the perfect combination of abstract art and minimalism. What I especially like is the fact that I see shades of green and blue colors in the design, which you wouldn't typically see in a visual representation of a phoenix. Usually, this mythical bird is pictured with colors like red, orange, and yellow. This one is different, and it makes me appreciate the artwork more.

prompt #3: pop art aesthetic, randomized geometric shapes and patterns in vibrant neon colors

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 3

There are many good images that I could've chosen as the generated result for this prompt. While all of them contained random geometric shapes, this one stood out because it painted something more. I can see a busy city constructed from these shapes and patterns. It's really cool to look at.

prompt #4: Bauhaus art style, a stark cityscape dominated by towering skyscrapers, reflecting the dehumanizing effects of rapid technological advancements and conformity in a futuristic world

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 4

This one turned out a lot darker than I expected. But that's good because it does a great job of representing the prompt I wrote. I sometimes get worried about what the future will look like. If you feel the same way, that's completely normal. After all, we live in a time where technology advances in a way that's hard to adjust to. Who knows what can happen if we as a society take a wrong turn at some point in the future.

prompt #5: minimalism, a mysterious glowing cube suspended in space, representing the enigma of the universe

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 5

I've seen so many astrophysicists explain the universe. The mystery of the cosmos is a topic that will never get boring to me. That's our home, and it's crazy that we don't understand it. Due to this being a big interest of mine, I could see myself actually printing out this design and hanging it up on my wall.

prompt #6: impressionism art style, an ancient civilization's cityscape with grand architecture

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 6

Ancient civilizations are another topic that I'm interested in. I've been to the Great Pyramids of Giza, and it had a profound effect on me. I often try to imagine what the big cities in the ancient world looked like. I'd like to think that they were more advanced than most people want to admit. It's just that we have so little evidence that it's difficult to construct the perfect story of what the ancient world was like.

prompt #7: valiant knight embarking on a retro-inspired 8-bit adventure

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 7

I used the 'Pixel Art' preset style in Stable Diffusion to create this image. I'm fully aware that this artwork is not for everyone. But I'm simply a fan of pixel art. It brings me back to my childhood days. Even though computer graphics have improved a lot since then, I still admire pixel art.

prompt #8: surrealist art style, a dark and fantastical world with intricate architecture, bizarre creatures, and surreal landscapes

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 8

I've been a fan of the surrealist art style for a long time. I remember when I saw some of the works by Salvador Dali as a child. It was probably the first time that art made a lasting impression on me. Although the world in this image is dark, there's still a lot of beauty to it.

prompt #9: surreal depiction of interconnected parallel worlds, where choices lead to different realities

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 9

I was inspired by the previous image to use the surrealism art style for another prompt. This time I wanted to describe a concept that's truly surreal - parallel worlds. This is quite the abstract scene. You can see the interconnected world in different parts of the image. The landscape in the main world is strange in a good way.

prompt #10: enchanting and colorful wonderland with fantastical creatures, whimsical landscapes, and playful adventures

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 10

I wanted to change the style for two prompts. I ultimately decided that I was going to use the 'Fantasy Art' preset style in Stable Diffusion XL. That's why I wrote two prompts to go along with that specific style. This is the first one. It's quite vague, but that only means that you left the AI model with a lot of room for randomization. The result turned out great.

prompt #11: mystical woodland with sentient trees, whimsical creatures, and glowing mushrooms

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 11

This is the second image that I made using the 'Fantasy Art' style. When I think about fantasy worlds, I almost always think of a magical forest. It's difficult to get the AI model to design what I would consider a good visual representation of sentient trees. But I'll keep trying until it works.

Meanwhile, I can enjoy these glowing trees that look like mushrooms. If you're a fan of fantasy fiction, you'll most likely enjoy this image.

prompt #12: interstellar concert with alien musicians, celestial backdrops, and cosmic symphonies

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 12

It's now time to go back to the 'Digital Art' style, which I will continue using until the end of this article. I personally believe that aliens exist. The universe is too big for us to be the only living beings. And if intelligent life on other planets exists, they must have their own music.

I feel like music is an essential part of life. Vibrations are constantly happening all around us. It makes sense that we're drawn to vibrations that produce beautiful sounds.

prompt #13: imagining the inner workings of generative art, where complex algorithms create intricate and ever-evolving digital patterns

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 13

In this prompt, I decided that I was going to completely think outside of the box. I abandoned my framework and just went with an idea that I had. I found it an interesting concept to instruct a generative AI model to imagine what it must be like for complex algorithms to create generative art. The result is an image filled with interesting details. Honestly, I'd say this is one of my favorite AI-generated art pieces that I've made so far.

prompt #14: watercolor art style, pastel colors, serene park with cherry blossoms in full bloom

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 14

I've explored a lot of different concepts in this article. I now want to go back to simpler ideas. That's why I once again decided to use the watercolor art style. I even used the same color palette as the one featured in the first image. There's something about the combination of this specific art style and this color palette that produces beautiful art.

prompt #15: impressionism art style, cozy café in the heart of Paris, with quaint outdoor seating, cobblestone streets, and the Eiffel Tower in the background

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 15

I've been to Paris before and it's truly one of the best cities I have visited. The cafés are spectacular, and the pastries leave you speechless. It can get pretty crowded, but if you do enough research you can always find places like this where you can enjoy peace and quiet. If Paris is one of your favorite cities in the world, you might enjoy hanging an artwork like this on your wall.

prompt #16: watercolor art style, tropical island with palm trees, white sandy beaches, and crystal-clear waters

stable diffusion wall art prompt example 16

I'll end the article with this image. I've mentioned this in a few prior articles, but this is how I imagine my retirement. I want to be on a tropical island where I can listen to waves hitting the beach while I take in the sunlight and live in the moment.

Final Thoughts

There is no central theme that connects the images you see above apart from the fact that they could be used as wall art. I simply created images that I deem interesting. The themes in the artworks range from peaceful nature scenes to scary dystopian images.

You can use any of my prompts for inspiration, but I want to encourage you to create what you think about and imagine. Try to ingrain your personality into the art you're making. After all, that's what art is all about.

At the time of writing this article, thinking that AI art is not real art is a popular opinion. I sincerely hope that this changes in the future. And I think it will. People just need to get used to the fact that this is how some will be able to creatively express themselves and create art.

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