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20 Easy and Creative DIY Wall Decor Ideas

It can be difficult to think of décor ideas for each blank wall of your home (especially since there are so many of them). While the minimalist look is still trending currently, too many empty walls can make a place appear unfurnished and incomplete. Sometimes a few coats of paint are not enough to spruce up your house either. Filling up walls with art pieces or statement pieces can be expensive as well, but there are many DIY wall décor ideas you can consider to cover up the empty space. 

There are some fun and inexpensive design projects you can take up; Graana.com has compiled a list that appeals to all styles and skill levels. 

 

Framed Photo Display

Wall Decor | Framed Photo Display

Framed Photo Display (Source: Pinterest)

The materials that you would need include a wooden frame (you can also use an old one), string (or any other alternative like wire), clothespins, measuring tape/ruler, pencil, hammer and eyelets.

Paint the wooden frame if you need to, according to the colour theme you have chosen for the room. After it dries, measure and mark the distance on opposite sides of the frame for each eyelet’s position (this is also where the wire will be tied). Lightly hammer in the eyelets to the frame. Next, put your string through each eyelet and make sure to tie them securely on each end (if you are using a wire, adjust it in a way that it is not poking out at the ends).

Once you are done, you can hang the frame and clip on all your selected photos with clothespins. For a more aesthetic look, you can use Polaroid pictures instead. 

 

Geometric Wall Art

Wall Decor | Geometric Wall Art

Geometric Wall Art (Source: Pinterest)

The clean lines and geometric shapes of this artwork can especially complement modern, contemporary or minimalistic room designs. 

The materials you would need are a blank canvas, spray paints of different colours, any kind of paintbrush and a masking tape.

Start by randomly spray painting all over your canvas (the messier it is, the better). Do leave some blank spots in-between. You can decide if you want a single shade or more; choose the colours according to your theme. Once the paint has dried, start taping all over it according to a geometric pattern you prefer (triangles, diamonds, squares, rectangles etc. or even a combination of two or more). Make sure to keep spaces between each piece of tape. When you are done, spray paint on it all over again but with a different colour this time. Again, you can choose multiple colours here if you like. Once dry, peel off the tape — and you are done.

 

Abstract Painting

Wall Decor | Abstract Painting

Abstract Painting (Source: Pinterest)

The different textures and colours of an abstract painting can be the contrast you need against your blank walls.

The materials you would need are a blank canvas, paint, marker/tape, gloves and a plastic drop cloth.

Spread out a couple of layers of the plastic drop cloth on a flat, vacant surface. Put your canvas on top and mark out its edges on the plastic with either a marker or tape. Remove the canvas and start pouring paint on the plastic in random, abstract designs within the marked boundaries (be sure to wear your gloves before this step as it can get very untidy). It is up to you how many colours you choose to blend. Once you feel like you have done justice to it, gently place the canvas on top of the now-painted plastic sheet. Rub your hands on the back of the canvas to ensure that the paint touches the whole surface and there are no air bubbles. When you think the whole canvas has been covered, pull it back up and let it dry. Make sure the colours are set before you hang it up on the wall.

 

Washi Tape Triangle Wall Art

Wall Decor | Washi Tape Triangle Wall Art

Washi Tape Triangle Wall Art (Source: Pinterest)

When it comes to impromptu DIY projects, you can’t go wrong with washi tapes. Combine it with geometric shapes, another trending design in DIY decor, and you have an artwork for your wall. It is one of the most inexpensive ways to upgrade your home’s appearance, plus the tape holds up longer than you may think. 

You can add it directly to the wall as well, which will give the impression as if the design on your wall has been professionally painted. It will also give a three-dimensional appearance. This is a temporary way for renters especially to decorate their home without damaging the walls.  

The materials you would need are a blank canvas and washi tape. All you have to do is create triangles with the tape in different shapes and sizes onto the canvas.

 

Calendar Art

Wall Decor | Calendar Art

Calendar Art (Source: Pinterest)

Most calendars provide several picture options that you can reuse later one. A small gallery display of those images could not only easily take up the entire wall, but would also be a sustainable way to decorate your room.

The materials you would need are calendar images, small canvases (one each for the number of pictures you have chosen), acrylic paint, paintbrush, scissors and clear self-adhesive photo corners. 

Paint all your canvases first. While they are drying, cut the images if there are any dates/text that you want to crop out. Also make sure that the images fit in the centre of your canvas. Once your canvases are dry, measure and mark the area on the canvas where you will place the image. Place a photo corner on each front corner of your image. Place the image in its position on the canvas and press down on the photo corners. When you have done this for each image, hang the canvases on the wall in any layout you like. The general rule is to leave a space of 2-6 inches between them so it looks like an intentional arrangement instead of random clutter.

The advantage of this project is that, since the pictures weren’t glued on to the canvases, you can change out the pictures anytime and as often as you like. You can also use postcards, magazine covers or any other images in the same manner.

 

Freehand Paint Your Wall

Wall Decor | Freehand Paint Your Wall

Freehand Wall Paint (Source: Pinterest)

If you want to avoid the high costs of installing a wallpaper, you can just grab some paint and a brush, and create a minimalist, geometric pattern on the entire wall. The result will give the impression of a wallpaper — but at a budget-friendly cost. 

Another way to get the wallpaper effect is to make brushstrokes over your already-painted wall from top to bottom (just in a slightly darker shade). Brushstroke accent walls can add character to your space at barely any cost.  

 

Paint Half of the Wall

Wall Decor | Paint Half of the Wall

Half-Painted Wall (Caption: Pinterest)

An even easier design idea that you can execute is to just paint half of the wall yourself. You can pick contrasting colours if you want a statement wall, or you can pick subtle hues to just add a hint of dimension to your walls. 

 

Add Hanging Plants

Wall Decor | Add Hanging Plants

Hanging Plants (Source: Pinterest)

Plants are interior designers’ favourite new way to spruce up a place. Take it a step ahead by installing some hanging plants on your walls. It would fill up the space more easily and give a touch of class to the room.

 

Fake Picture Frames with Tape

Wall Decor | Fake Picture Frames with Tape

Fake Picture Frames (Source: Pinterest)

This works best for when you have a bunch of pictures at hand for your wall, but don’t have the time or budget to get each one of them framed. Just outline the edges of each picture with tape in bold colours to add an edge to your wall design. You can even overlap the tape over each other in different patterns and designs — something that you wouldn’t have gained with simple picture frames. 

 

Clip Your Photos

Wall Decor | Clip Your Photos

Clipped Photos (Source: Pinterest)

Another way to hang pictures without framing them is by mounting metal clips to the wall. You can swap out pictures in this case too, whenever you feel like it. 

 

World Map

Wall Decor | World Map

World Map Wall Art (Source: Pinterest)

If you are a keen traveller, let your home showcase that. Get a large map of the world printed and hung on your wall. Then add in thumb pins to the countries you have visited so far (you can use pins of different colours for an extra touch). Your home décor will not only be reflecting your personality, but it can also be an effective conversation piece. 

If you want to incorporate an oversized map in your home from another perspective, you can just print one of your home country or city to add sentimental value to the room.

 

Display Your Hobbies

Wall Decor | Hobby Display Wall Art

Hobby Display Wall Art (Source: Pinterest)

Dress up your space with your actual interests. For example, do you play an instrument? Mount up your first guitar on the wall. Are you into old music? Hang up vinyl records. Is reading books your favourite pastime? Print covers of your favourite books and hang them up. It is important to remember while decorating that your space should just be an extension of you

 

Hang Baskets

Wall Decor | Basket Wall Art

Basket Wall Art (Source: Pinterest)

Grab a rattan basket (you may already have one at home) — either a large one or a few small ones — and mount them to the wall. The basket gallery would look unique, add texture and create a bohemian vibe in the room. 

 

Add Multiple Mirrors

Wall Decor | Mirror Wall

Mirror Wall (Source: Pinterest)

A gallery wall doesn’t have to be just of pictures – you can hang one large mirror or even a number of mirrors in different shapes and sizes to make a statement wall. 

 

Build a Hat Collection

Wall Decor | Hat Wall

Hat Wall (Source: Pinterest)

If you don’t own a hat collection, this is the perfect opportunity to start now. Displaying a hat collection on the entire wall is a quick way to add texture and warmth to the space. Plus, you can get a bunch of hats at a cheaper price than you think.

 

Add Plates 

Wall Decor | Plate Wall Display

Plate Wall Display (Source: Pinterest)

This is also an easy way to bedeck your wall with something that you already have at home. Just hang a few plates (these could be picture plates or just any decorative ones) to your wall for a thrifty décor look. This can be an even more appropriate design for your kitchen or dining room. 

 

Create a Book Tower

Wall Decor | Book Tower

Book Tower (Source: Pinterest)

An unorthodox way to design a wall is by adding stacks of books in front of it. The key is to avoid overdoing it by adding multiple piles of books; just choose a few (those with colourful covers would be preferable) to make the wall look a little less bare. It would be a unique replacement for a traditional bookshelf.   

 

Paint Your Bookshelf

Wall Decor | Painted Bookshelf

Painted Bookshelf (Source: Pinterest)

On the other hand, if you already have a built-in bookshelf at your place, then you can add a pop of colour to your walls by painting either the insides or just a single section of it. 

 

Install Hooks

Wall Decor | Wall Hooks

Wall Hooks (Source: Pinterest)

While this is not exactly an item intended for décor, it can still be used for freshening up your wall design – while, of course, being a functional element as well. Just add in some hooks, and place items like a statement hat or a big and colourful bag to take up space on your bare wall instantly. 

 

Style Your Shelves Right

Wall Decor | Floating Shelves

Floating Shelves (Source: Pinterest)

If you already have shelves installed but don’t know how to style them, there are a number of quick and easy ways to do so. 

Start by taking everything off first so you have a clean slate to work with. Put together items of different colours, shapes, sizes and materials. These can include candles, vases, books, plants, pictures, plates etc. – even a marble cake stand can serve as a feature piece. Explore things you already have at home; you may be surprised at what you are able to find. 

Put up items on only one shelf at a time. You can add them randomly (like placing a candle on a stack of books), or you can make one item a focal point and add the rest around it as you see fit. 

When you have two similar items, it would look more balanced if you space them apart on opposite ends. Similarly, place all the large items at the back of the shelf for a composed setting. This also creates a good foundation for adding in smaller accents later. 

These projects are more about being creative and innovative instead of going through any additional hassle related to your home. You can use different inspirations – or you can just go with the flow and still manage to design something that looks purposeful and professional. 

For more DIY tips and ideas for your home’s décor, visit Graana.com

 

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