Decorating walls can be expensive. Quality artwork and frames are a good but expensive investment, and when mounting and framing is added the cost can really add up. Frames can also be difficult to hang and make a lot of holes in the wall.
Fortunately, some inexpensive and often unexpected items can dress up a wall, and while they may require some elbow grease and craft supplies, the results can be fun and beautiful.
Look for Unexpected Items to Hang on Walls
Just because it isn’t meant to hang, doesn’t mean it cant. Placemats, trivets and plates are all examples of items that are commonly available and can easily be hung on a wall. They are available in both vintage and modern styles to match any decor.
Paper items like butterflies and flowers are a popular shabby chic decorating trend. Purchase inexpensively at craft sites like Etsy, or create them with a punch and paper.
Look for Inexpensive Items to Hang on Walls
Bulletin boards are cheaper than art and cover a large space. Dress them up by covering with fabric and display photographs and pretty memorabilia.
Framed scrapbook paper or fabric is inexpensive and can go a long way. Scrapbook paper is available in many designs and colors to fit any space and can simply be framed and hung on the wall. Fabric can be placed on artist’s stretchers, inside frames, or in embroidery hoops for a fun look.
Paper lanterns are a popular decorating item, and can add a fun and festive look to a wall for little money.
Wall decals are available in advanced designs that look like hand painting, and some sites even offer personalized decals. Large decals cover a whole wall like a mural. Other options include letters and words.
Quilts and tapestries hung from a wall take up a lot of space and are often less expensive compared to a whole wall filled with art.
Use Handmade Art
Art by kids is a great source of decorating walls. Shapes cut from paper and mounted to a surface, hand and footprints and drawings add a personal and colorful touch to any wall.
Other wall decor that involves some creativity include framed jigsaw puzzles , paper banners and homemade wreaths – either made from flowers or paper.
Save Money When Hanging Photos
For a unified, custom look, print out photographs in black and white. Display them together in inexpensive frames.
To save on frames, start searching for frames at thrift stores and discount shops, even if they are in unappealing colors. Then paint them so that they all match.
Clothesline is an alternative for displaying kids artwork and even photographs.
With a little home crafting and careful shopping, it’s possible to decorate all the walls in the house for a lot less.
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