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5 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Walls

Updated on April 28, 2013

Inexpensive Wall Art

I recently redecorated my bedroom and during this process I spent a lot of time considering how I was going to dress the walls in my room. I came across a lot of beautiful, yet easy to do, wall art ideas and I thought I would share some of my favorite budget saving ideas.

The picture to the left is of my Venetian mask currently hanging in my purple bedroom.

Create a Picture Wall

Creating a picture wall probably will not reinvent the design wheel but it's a great way to decorate your wall with your own pictures. Get creative, choose different shapes, colors and sizes to decorate your walls. Consider creating a theme around the photos you choose. Travel photos make fun and interesting wall displays. Or perhaps you might choose to focus on family photos to make your wall come alive.

While frames are a nice way to display your photo you could also consider decoupaging them on wall ornaments or displaying them huge magnet boards. Using magnets to display your pictures allows you to change the pictures you display frequently and easily.

Picture Frames by Barnabus, Slayer of 3vil on Flickr, reproduced under a CC BY 2.0 license.

Decoupage Letters

I have come across many instances of decoupage letters. They add an elegant touch of whimsy while customizing your space. They had some visual interest to walls as they can be constructed with different patterns and textures.

These dressed up letters are easy to create yourself. All you need is to purchase the letters of your choice from a craft store. Add some Mod Podge to the surface and choose your paper. Make sure that all the wrinkles are worked out of the piece before you seal it with another coat of Mod Podge.

Image by Magpie372, on Flickr, reproduced under CC BY-SA 2.0

Products to Create Your Own Decoupage Letters

Kids Line White Wooden Letter, A
Kids Line White Wooden Letter, A

Start your project of with a solid wooden letter. This stylized letter is ready to decoupage.

 
Wood Letters 6" - "Single Letter E"
Wood Letters 6" - "Single Letter E"

Another option wooden letter option for your decoupage project. Start by painting it you desired color and then move on to the Mod Podge.

 
Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish (16-Ounce), CS11302 Matte Finish
Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish (16-Ounce), CS11302 Matte Finish

You will need some matte Mod Podge to glue and seal your letter project.

 
Mod Podge Scrapbooking Papers, 24874 Summer Crush (6 Sheets)
Mod Podge Scrapbooking Papers, 24874 Summer Crush (6 Sheets)

Looking for Mod Podgeable papers in various designs then this collection spring papers might be the inspiration you need for your project.

 
Mod Podge Professional Decoupage Tool Set, 2295
Mod Podge Professional Decoupage Tool Set, 2295

Say goodbye to those nasty wrinkles with the Professional Decoupage Tool set.

 

Add a Display Shelf

Put your personal treasures to work and hang a wall shelf to show display your favorite things. You can purchase an inexpensive wall shelf add some paint of decorative brackets to give it a sophisticated look.

Add frames, figurines, art projects, vases - whatever your heart desires - to the shelf to create visual interest. You could even display your books artistically to create a display pleasing to the eye.

A display shelf is a good way to decorate and add storage to your room at the same time.

Shelves by Pleuntje on Flickr, reproduced under CC BY-SA 2.0 license

Found Art that You Love

Consider an item of clothing, a painting or even a mask and turn that into wall art. In my bedroom I have hung a Venetian mask I bought when I was in Venice. It's something I love and adds some visual dimension to my flat walls.

Others have used t shirts and stretched them on canvases. Shoes can even be used in your decor by displaying your favorite pairs in boxes frames on your wall. If you have a scarf collection you could consider framing them and putting them on your wall. A collection of spoons can also be turned into wall art.

Open up your mind and consider what you have at home. What might make a delightful transformation to your walls.

DIY home framed scarves3 by apairandaspare on Flickr, reproduced under a CC BY 2.0 license

While I prefer to use wall decals in decorating rooms for kids there are a few products that work well for decorating grown up space.

One of the wall decals that I have come across is the family tree wall decal. It covers a huge area on your wall and is a great way to display those family pictures. Add your framed photo to make it the decal really standout.

I also like adding wall quotes in certain locations like behind the bed or dresser or on an accent wall. Choosing words that reflect your personality or inspire you can complete your room design.

Photo: LARGE Black Photo Picture Frame Tree Vine Branch Removable Wall Decor Decal Sticker XL LEFT FACING available on amazon.com

I'll Love You Forever Wall Decal Quote

I was tinkled pink when I came across the I'll Love You Forever wall decal. It is a quote from one of my nieces favorite books called Love Your Forever by Robert Munsch. She likes to recite the verse from the book. It will make an cool edition to her bedroom.

I'LL LOVE YOU FOREVER, I'LL LIKE YOU FOR ALWAYS, AS LONG AS I'M LIVING, MY BA...
I'LL LOVE YOU FOREVER, I'LL LIKE YOU FOR ALWAYS, AS LONG AS I'M LIVING, MY BA...

This quote comes from the Robert Munsch book Love You Forever. It is easy to peel and stick to your walls.

 

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