If all you ever use to decorate your open wall space is an oil painting on canvas or a framed and matted print, you might be missing out on some truly interesting home décor opportunities. Plus, large pictures can be extremely expensive and take a big bite out of your budget.
Decorating your walls with ordinary objects, however, can be a fun and inexpensive way to let your creative side come out. The next time you need to fill some wall space, try one of these inventive ideas to ease the strain on your wallet.
Area Rugs Aren’t Only for the Floor
The next time you go to a carpet store or visit the flooring department at your local home improvement store, take a moment to browse through their selection of area and throw rugs. With an open mind, you can turn one of those colorful patterned rugs into a large work of art. The trick is to look for rugs with longer pile or rugs that have thin or no binding on the edges.
Or, if you want to take on a more long term project, you can hook your own rug. Hooking a rug is easy to learn. There literally thousands of rug hook patterns available and you can pick your own custom coordinated colors. Also, if have some artistic talent and you can’t find a pattern you like, you can draw your own with inspiration from the theme, objects or other shapes in your room.
Either way, do not overlook using a decorative area rug as a focal point in your next home décor project.
Warm Your Walls With a Quilt
Have you ever taken a good look at a hand-made quilt? These covers are not just for cuddling up at night. Many quilts can are amazing works of art. They can introduce color and comfort to a large wall or be used as a dramatic alternative to a headboard.
Not only are quilts beautiful and functional, some hand-made and antique quilts can also be quite a good investment.
Mount a Thematic Cut-Out
If you can’t find a painting, rug or hand-made quilt to adorn your walls, you can create a mounted cut-out in keeping with the theme of your room.
For example, if you’re decorating a teen’s room in a “Surf’s Up” theme, you create a life size cut-out of a surfboard, mount it to one-half-inch strips of wood and you will have the perfect wall hanging. Mounting the cut-out on wood strips raises the object off the wall and adds a little more interest and dimension to the room.
Large lettering, multiple cartoon figures, coordinating florals or anything else that strikes your fancy can be cut, mounted and turned into a fabulous and creative wall hanging.
Cluster Baskets, Plates or Bowls
Baskets, plates and bowls come in all types of shapes, colors and sizes. You can purchase a number of older or inexpensive pieces then paint or stain them to coordinate with the colors in your room.
Arrange a cluster of different textured baskets or mount a large pattern of plates or bowls on the wall. You can even mix the items together. The possibilities are almost endless and they are a budget friendly solution to decorating when you can’t find a larger piece to take center stage on your walls.
These are just a few ideas for turning ordinary items into an interesting wall hanging for your next home décor project. Decorating outside of the box will allow you to create your own special work of art and save a bit of money in the process.