You look at your walls day in and day out. After a while you may get bored with the view. Here are some great ways for decorating your walls on a budget. You won’t spend a fortune doing it, and you may even decide to change it up more often for variety.
While it’s true every inch doesn’t have to be covered with artwork, you may want to add some interest to certain areas. One way you can do that is to create your own art from fabric or found items.
- Go looking through the local fabric or crafts stores. They’ll have a wide range of print fabric. Find something you love that will match your décor. Then go out and buy a picture frame. Wrap the fabric around the backing, put the backing into the frame and hang it on the wall.
- Buy a prepared canvas and let your children create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Using acrylic paints in colors which compliment your décor, have the children put their hand in the paint and then onto the canvas. Use several colors or shades of the same color to give the finished project interest. When the children have finished and the work is dry find a frame and hang it.
- Visit craft or art fairs in your area. Normally artists who are just getting started won’t charge too much for their work and an art or craft fair is the perfect place to find them. Local colleges or art schools may also have exhibits for you to choose from. Chances are you’ll be able to find something you love without spending too much. You may also be able to purchase an early piece from an up-and-coming artist.
- Spend time in the local art museum. Some of them have posters or inexpensive prints of famous paintings for sale. They may also be able to recommend sources where you can purchase other artworks.
- Purchase several small pieces. These can be considerably less than their larger counterparts. They can also be grouped together in a nice display that gives more impact than one large print.
- Hang a family heirloom quilt. If you have a quilt your grandmother made and no one sees it because it’s in a bedroom, bring it out into the light. Obviously you’ll want to hang an heirloom out of the direct sunlight to protect it, but it should be fine to hang it otherwise.
Think outside of the box – or picture frame – when trying to decorate a room. You can use anything of interest as art so don’t limit yourself. Try something unconventional and it’ll be a great conversation starter.