If you’re looking for a way to dress up your blank, boring walls, chances are some typical solutions have already come to mind. Paint? Too permanent. Wallpaper? Too much work. While you’re willing to put in the extra effort to decorate your space, a big project may make you want to leave those walls alone. Fortunately, we can help. Here is a list of 15 creative and easy wall art ideas you can use to dress up any room.
Antique Pieces on Display
Simplicity is the theme of choice with a copper cookware display. From Better Homes and Gardens, this wall art project features vintage pots and pans that fit right in with the country charm of this kitchen.
In love with the vintage trend? Channel the style with an old sign from a flea market or thrift store. This vintage plywood sign from a manufacturing company adds an unexpected pop of color with its brick red design. [from Better Homes and Gardens]
Silhouettes Make a Bold Statement
Nothing adds visual interest to a room as quickly as a wall decal. Simply peel and stick- before you know it, you’ll have amazing wall art. This cherry blossom decal looks absolutely stunning against slate gray paint. For a bigger impact, choose a design that compliments your existing decor. [from Decoration Trend]
This project from Design, Dining + Diapers is a perfect example of how to draw inspiration from your surroundings- literally! The ombre kitchen wall art series features three common cooking utensils in a fresh and modern way. This idea can easily be tailored to fit other spaces. For example, a pencil, book and paper clip are fun alternatives for an office space.
Everyday objects become part of an eye-catching display in this project from Better Homes and Gardens. The white clothespin print against a lime green background makes a great addition to a laundry room. Personalizing the design, such as using a key print for an entryway, will make this project work flawlessly in your home.
For many people, a home isn’t special without their family. To show your loved ones you care, consider featuring this twist on family portraits in your living room. Created by Martha Stewart, this silhouette gallery set against bright, bold backgrounds adds just the right amount of charm. Use a mix of profiles, full body poses and action shots to create a unique gallery.
Fabric Adds Effortless Pattern and Texture
Fabric panels are an easy way to add texture, pattern and color to a space. The geometric patterned fabric of this project featured by The Little Corner creates a nice contrast against the bold accent pillows below.
Can’t settle on just one pattern? Try mixing a few for an eclectic collection of framed artwork. This framed fabric project featured by Decor Pad becomes one of a kind with mismatched picture frames.
If you’re looking for fabric to feature in a wall art project, but want something a little different, consider using burlap. The earthy appearance and rough texture conveys rustic beauty in an unexpected way. To dress up your burlap, sketch and paint a simple design like the dandelion print created by Handmadeology.
Minimal Design Makes a Huge Impact
The calming blue hue of this ombre creation by Two Delighted proves that simplicity can be sophisticated. No need for any painting expertise- a brush and the paint color of your choice is all you need to reproduce this wall art.
A beaded curtain gets a chic upgrade in this project from Making It Lovely. The clear beads suspended from a café rod is subtle enough to pull every design element of the room together.
Thank the deep blue sea for this fish-scale inspired project from Two Thirty-Five Designs. Scalloped poster board cutouts become upscale with gold spray paint and a custom frame. To get the maximum impact of the reflective wall art, set it behind a lamp or across from a window.
Everyday Items Become Works of Art
Bet you thought spoons were just for the kitchen! Featured by Attic Mag, these multicolored spoons allow you to showcase all your favorite colors in a creative way. To replicate this look, simply dip each spoon halfway into a can of paint.
Don’t hide away your well-loved vintage pieces- put them on display instead. This wall art project by Better Homes and Gardens incorporates clothing into decor in an effortless way.
Color your walls with this pencil display featured by Design Inspiration. The beauty of this wall art project lies in the color progression from yellow to black. It’s both whimsical and modern, sure to freshen up a plain white wall.
With a little time and some DIY spirit, you can easily turn your walls from boring to dazzling. Hopefully you found some inspiration from the projects above. Have an idea for your next project? Tell us about it in a comment below.