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Affordable Ideas For Wall Decorations

Updated on August 30, 2013

If you're fed up with the looks of your home and the rooms seem gloomy and dull, there is a great way to spice things up and create a more cheerful atmosphere. And don't worry these decorations will not cost a fortune. Here is how you can decorate your walls cheaply.

1. Blackboard paint

Blackboard paint decoration
Blackboard paint decoration

Changing the paint of your walls sometimes is not enough. Well, why not use blackboard paint then? This paint is a creative way to not only change the look of your home but actually make the wall useful. With this type of paint you can create a calendar, a message board or just a canvas for your kids, where they can draw with chalk and not make a mess. It doesn't cost that much and can be fun for the whole family.

2.Spray paint

Spray paint decoration
Spray paint decoration

Graffiti is another very affordable way of introducing more colours to your home and even create a masterpiece in a certain room. Of course painting with graffiti will require a certain skill but believe me, if you have a friend that can paint with graffiti , he'll be more than glad to help out and sometimes he'll even do it for free.


Plate decoration
Plate decoration

If you have a set of colourful plates in your possession why not hang them on the wall. This will bring much more colour and the options and colours are countless. When you get bored with a certain set you can always change them without having to do heavy paint work.

4.Photocopy art

Photocopy art decoration
Photocopy art decoration

Make your own art. Just put a certain (even photocopied) piece of art in a frame and voila, you'll have the look you want for your walls. Arrange them on the wall like you want and give it a sophisticated and colourful look.

5.Natural look

Natural decoration
Natural decoration

Want to bring a more natural look to your home? Well, the easiest way is to use sea shells from that last vacation or a piece of dry wood that you found near the sea. And the best thing about this is, you don't have to pay for anything you'll find everything you need on the beach.


Shelves decoration
Shelves decoration

Putting shelves is a great idea that will also be very handy if you don't have enough space for books, photos and etc. You can pretty much go with anything from the ordinary shelves to the very fashionable and great looking honeycomb ones. And the best part is that you can make them yourself or ask a handyman, using ordinary plywood.


Wall map decoration
Wall map decoration

Fan of geography? Why not place a giant map of the world on the wall. This is great for families with kids where geography homework questions can be answered right away, even in the kitchen!


Mirror decoration
Mirror decoration

Mirrors can be a real treat to otherwise stuffy and small rooms. They open up the space a lot and make the room seem bigger. Just arrange all of the tiny mirrors you can find lying around in your home on the wall. This way you can check how awesome you look much more often!

9.String art

String art decoration
String art decoration

Have you heard of string art? You have now. It's an easy way to create a very colourful look for your home. Of course, this is for people that have a lot of spare time and look for a great hobby.

10.Foil tape

Foil tape decoration
Foil tape decoration

Foil tape is great when you want a more shiny look for a certain room. You can tape it the way you like most and create a modernistic look for a kitchen or a living room.

11. Constellation canvas

Constellation canvas decoration
Constellation canvas decoration

Do you need more light in a room. Then create a constellation canvas. Buy an ordinary painting canvas, poke holes in your favourite constellation pattern and put string lights (otherwise known as Christmas lights) through the holes.

12. Carpets

Carpet wall decoration
Carpet wall decoration

Putting rugs on walls may seem a bit outdated but why not do it the modern way? Put a piece of the rug into a frame and it will look like a an awesome painting.

13. CD decoration

CD wall decoration
CD wall decoration

For all of you that already use USB's now, you can recycle your old CD's by gluing them on the wall. The will create a very music oriented atmosphere and bring more light into an otherwise gloomy looking room.


Vintage wall decoration
Vintage wall decoration

And finally, there are a ton of rusty instruments, bicycles and other so called "junk" that you can restore and put on your walls. but why stop there you can put virtually anything old and make it shiny easily using all sorts of DIY methods. The limit is only your imagination! You can check other articles for more affordable decoration tips.


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    • rose-the planner profile image

      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Great article! Very creative ideas. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up)


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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Wow these are all such original ideas. Loved them. Voted this up and shared!

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      shatabdic 4 years ago

      Voted as useful! Definitely very affordable and beautiful. Well, this is the first hub i am commenting on and I am glad that I saw such great stuff. Keep up the great work!

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      coreyanderson172 4 years ago from London

      I'm very glad that you liked these ideas. I'll definitely look for more and share them with you.

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      Joy 4 years ago from United States

      Creative ideas. I really like your hub. Great work!

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Nice ideas.

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      Schoolmom24 4 years ago from Oregon

      There's some ideas there I would have never thought of! As a home school parent, I do like the idea of maps but love making them decorative as well as educational!

      Voted this up!

      I'm new to Hubpages so hope you'll stop by!

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      Steve Burgess 4 years ago from San Juan Capistrano, California

      Very innovative ideas you are giving. Some of them are never heard or seen. I like the constellation canvas the most and will include for sure while decorating mine.

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      Michelle Orelup 4 years ago from Houston, TX

      Beautiful and creative ideas. Nice Hub!

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      Owais Ahmed 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      Nice Ideas. wall decoration is always an expensive thing. Shelves and Mirror decorations are much affordable for me to think for my lounge

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      Mirmana 4 years ago from AMSTERDAM

      I like your ideas! Some of them I had never heard of before, like the constellation canvas. Voted up and useful.

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      tastiger04 4 years ago

      These are some very creative and fun ideas!! I've just been redecorating walls myself lately, I will have to see how I can include some of these :) Thanks for the info! Voted up and awesome

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      unitify 4 years ago

      Great ideas. Well done.