Empty walls are filled with design possibilities, where a few clever additions can transform your apartment into a home that’s cosy and stylish. Besides the usual gallery wall and oversized artwork, there are plenty of other inexpensive ways to amp up your walls and bring out your personality and taste. Here are 5 ideas to consider.
Get textural with fabrics
If you like art that has a little texture and dimension to it, consider hanging a special piece of fabric on your wall. Whether in the form of a tapestry, rug or quilt, these choices are a great and inexpensive alternative to larger pieces of art. Not only do they add colour and pattern to a space, they also bring about a sense of softness with its tactile nature.
Create a collage with postcards and free prints
Chances are you’ll have a collection of postcards from your own travels or your friends’ travels that are sitting in a box somewhere in your home. So why not consider framing a series of them to create a wall collage? Use the same frame for each postcard and place them in a structured layout, for this will result in a clean look that will keep the focus on the images on display. Alternatively, if you have an old calendar that you’ve kept because you love the images in it, frame the individual pages and mount them up on the wall instead.
Get creative with children’s art
With squiggly lines and an eclectic combination of colours, nothing adds personality and colour to a room quite like children’s art. So if you want to display your child’s creations beyond the typical refrigerator-and-magnet combination, pick a few favourites to frame and hang. Not only will you be encouraging and honing your child’s creative talents, you’ll also always be in constant supply of beautiful artworks, allowing you to change up what’s on display every so often!
Stay inspired with a stick-on mantra
Take a look through your local art store and chances are you’ll probably be able to find peel-and-stick motivational words and phrases at affordable prices. Get a whole bunch of them and arrange them across your walls for an inspirational pick-me-up whenever needed. As they can be easily peeled off, these stickers are also great for when you want to change up the phrases on the wall. Don’t fret if you can’t find a pre-packaged set of a particular quote you had in mind, for you can create your own! All you’ll need to do is trace out your desired phrase on a contact paper, cut it out and stick it up.
Design a feature wall
It may sound difficult but designing your own feature wall is actually easier than you think. This is a perfect project if you have spare paint of differing colours lying around. Simply paint a base colour on your wall, then tape off sections – these can either be arranged or random patterns – and paint the next coat in a different hue. When you peel off the tape, the contrasting colours will create an interesting, one-of-a-kind feature wall.