A plain and simple wall can be brought to life by any decorative piece, but you don’t have to splurge on paint, wallpaper, and expensive decorative pieces. Just put your thinking cap on and find things you already have around the house to spruce up your walls. Here are a few tips for making your own wall decorations.
Instead of using paint and wallpaper, put up a huge map of the world. It will definitely make the wall look more interesting, and if you have children, educational too. Your kids can learn a thing or two about geography just by hanging out in the room. It’s also a great conversation starter at parties, when your guests start talking about trips they’ve made and places they would love to visit.
Another fun project is making block posters. With the help of a website application, you can turn any image into a poster as large as you like and print the pages on your computer then assemble them on the wall.
A collage can make a colorful and fun statement in your room. This is an easy task because you just need to cut out images from magazines, newspapers and catalogs, then attach a large piece of paper on the wall, spray the entire surface of the paper with spray adhesive, and stick the cut outs one by one. If you feel like adding something else on another day, just spray the back of the cut out with spray adhesive and once again stick it on the collage. This will allow you to express yourself freely, and can serve as both a creative outlet and an inspiration board.
You can even make a curtain out of old baseball cards, greeting cards and postcards and hang them on your walls. Punch a hole on all four sides of each card and tie one card to another using a ribbon or metal rings. If you do not have enough cards to make a paper curtain, you can use card holders or photo slots from unused albums instead. You can put a picture on each slot until you slowly fill them up.
To create something memorable that will remind you of the months and years that have gone by, you can make a memory wall, sort of like a guest book. Just frame a large piece of paper and attach it to the wall. Every time you have a family reunion or a friend visits, have them write a message on the paper. You can also add pictures of yourself and your loved ones, vacation shots, and beautiful scenery you have captured on film.
Decorating your walls can be turned to a fun and memorable activity. Involve the whole family and let everybody be part of the creation, from the first brainstorming session to the final big reveal. Not only do you get to spend quality family time together, you will end up with some very unique wall decor solutions.
If you are not quite up to making your own wall decorations, you can still find some great items for sale for relatively cheap prices, many of which can be bought online at stores such as Home Depot for example. Here are a few items for those who feel a little less confident of creating your own wall decor.