I’m always looking for ways to decorate on a budget (obviously), and wall art can be very expensive. I thought I would share a list of 10 ideas for inexpensive wall art for those of you like me (and most other people in the world) who can’t afford an original Picasso. Here are some creative ways to decorate your walls without breaking the bank.
I did this in our boys’ bedroom, and it literally just cost a few bucks. The frames came from a thrift store for a couple dollars (I just removed the existing art and spray painted the frames), and the initials are cardboard letters from the craft store that I spray painted silver.
My friend Erica from Spoonful of Imagination made some adorable rustic sunburst mirrors for $3.
Jesse from Scout & Nimble made an awesome West Elm-inspired black and white abstract piece, but you could certainly customize this with whatever colors go with your decor. (Personally, I love the black and white!)
Collect plates of different sizes, colors or patterns and hang them on the wall in a collage. Kelly from View Along the Way did this beautifully. Thrift stores, yard sales and estate sales are great places to look for unique plates.
Ann Marie from White House Black Shutters created a clipboard wall in her home, and it looks great! This is the perfect way to display your children’s drawings, photos, or special artwork. Change out the art periodically for a quick room update.
I made this quatrefoil shaped wall art using an enlarged photo of my boys, but you could go the traditional route with a square or rectangle as well. Mine is pretty large at 3 ft. x 3 ft., but you can make it any size you’d like.
Create printable art using a free program such as PicMonkey, and then frame it! I did this for the wall in our bedroom using special dates, initials and latitude/longitude of places that are meaningful to us.
8. Frame Fabric
Photo Source: Martha Stewart
Choose a bold patterned fabric and frame it! Or, gather several different fabrics in coordinating colors or patterns, and frame them using thrift store frames. You could also stretch and staple them onto canvases.
I recently shared this project on Answers.com. This is an easy project that costs next to nothing, and it’s a great way to personalize your wall art while adding a vintage feel. Create silhouettes of your children or your entire family and incorporate them into a gallery wall.
This is pretty self explanatory, and definitely frugal! We did this in our boys’ bedroom also, and I love that it adds a personal touch to their space. Plus, they absolutely love the fact that they were able to contribute to their room decor.
Visit the bloggers mentioned above for tons of great ideas and inspiration! What are your favorite ways to decorate your walls on a budget? Please leave a comment and let me know!
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