The living space is one of the most important spaces in your home. It is where you can unwind from a long day and it’s where your friends and family will gather for a cup or two of coffee. You might find yourself with a blank wall in the living room. You know that blank walls do not look great. It can be difficult to decide what wall decor to use that best reflects your style and personality.
Make your living space more functional by adding museum grade wall art to your walls. Choose from a collection of black-and-white photographs or a bright painting to give your blank walls some personality. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best DIY wall art ideas to brighten your living rooms.
Take a look at the options for wall art
For a brightening up the dull wall in your living space, you might consider large-scale wall arts. It could come from an artist friend, or perhaps a printed poster of your preferred city. Create the atmosphere and tone you want.
Once you have determined the best place to hang your wall art in the room, make sure it is balanced and symmetrical. Also consider how it will interact or blend with other decor elements. A brightly colored wall art piece can brighten up a dark space. A monochromatic, muted art piece will look better in a minimalist-inspired area.
Recycle the old wallpaper
One of the most simple ways to upgrade your living area wall is by simply adding a new layer or wallpaper. However, try your creative side and make something different. Is there vintage wallpaper you like but doesn’t cover enough space? Framing sections from your favorite wallpaper is a great way to add decor to your wall.
It’s a great idea to frame wallpapers that have been unused and put them in old frames. Make it as big as the frame, and don’t be afraid of mixing different patterns. What’s even better is the ability to change the design whenever you wish.
Prints can inspire you
Frame inspirational lines from famous authors or celebrities. Measure the space you’d like to hang it from after selecting the words. You should choose a frame that complements the decor of your living room. You should choose the font that is both legible and pleasing to the eyes before you start printing.
This DIY project takes only minutes to complete. You just need to pick encouraging lines from people who inspire you and frame them. Use a color to print the text, or use black and white. Be sure to calculate the number of frames that you will need, and how they can best compliment your wall.
Do not forget the bookworm within you
Are you having trouble finding floor space due to your expanding book collection. You can make your space more usable by adding more bookshelves along the walls. Make your books stand out by displaying a few of your favourite hardcover books alongside attractive photographs or graphic prints. Combine your books and other wooden carvings, sculpts, or mementos you’ve collected over the years from vintage or exotic trips.
Make sure your walls reflect your love and passion for literature.
Do you still hold on to the great set of plates your grandmother gave to you many years back? Do you really need plates that are locked in cabinets? They can be seen on shelves and appreciated by everyone.
Ceramic plates can add some cultural flair to your living area walls. Make your own plates and pick a variety of eras that will look great on your wall. Floral patterns add a romantic and warm feel. To ensure that your ceramic plates are securely hung, you can go to a hardware store or craft store.
Mirror, mirror at the wall
Hanging large mirrors on boring walls is one of the simplest and most chic ways to add beauty.
Mirrors can catch light, make the room seem larger and brighten the surroundings. It visually expands the space, making it feel larger and more comfortable.
Mirrors can magnify a small space and make it appear larger. Display multiple mirrors of different sizes and shapes to create an eclectic and bohemian look.
With some creativity and a little patience, a blank wall in your living area can offer endless decorating possibilities. An art print you’ve just hung, a drawing that your child or friend has drawn, or a decorative mirror with playful accents, decorating your living rooms with DIY is a great way for you to show your creativity and originality.