Decorating the walls in your house is always such a delightful thing to do. You get to personalize and make the house you’re living in as your very own, and you get to unleash your creativity. What’s not fun about that?
However, for a lot of people, the idea of decorating the walls of your house is extremely daunting. They don’t have any idea where to start, and if the space of the walls is not that huge, then there’s the added pressure of how to decorate without making it look like a cluttered mess. Basically, for a lot of people, they have this assumption that before you can decorate your walls like a boss, you must have taken a couple of classes on interior design first, right?
Thankfully, the answer is no. You don’t have to take interior design classes first before designing your walls. All you need are a couple of creative ideas, and you’re set. With that said, here five creative and unique ideas that you can use for wall decoration.
Create a Gallery Wall
Nothing screams “THIS WALL IS PERSONALIZED!” quite like a gallery wall. For this idea, you can literally hang up anything on your wall. Think of the wall as a blank canvas and you’re making a collage of everything that you like. So display your art collection if you want or a few of your beloved photographs or any other items that you want to display. Arrange them in a way that would set your personal aesthetic. If you do that, it will be a guarantee that when people visit you at your house and they see your gallery wall, they will definitely say, “Ahh, this really IS your house!”
Go for Paintings or Other Large-Scale Art
Did you find a wonderful piece of watercolor painting while you were visiting an art gallery? Or did you create your own artwork because you’ve been taking oil pastel classes these days and you want to show off what you’ve made? Whichever is the case, now you get the chance to flaunt them by hanging them up on your wall!
Going for a painting or a large-scale photograph is such a simple yet great idea to decorate your wall. This is because not only does it help command attention and set the tone in a small space but it also provides you and your potential guests with something vibrant and colorful to see when you look up at the wall. And who doesn’t want to see a picture or a painting of something pleasant, right?
Hang Up a Tapestry or Wall Hanging
Just like a painting or a photograph, hanging up a tapestry or a wall hanging is another way of adding color and pattern into your wall. And aside from that, it can also add a sense of softness to the space of your house. With that said, consider the idea of hanging up a tapestry. You can even frame vintage scarves or other lovely textiles and hang them up on your wall. They will make your wall look so appealing to the eyes, and plus, it’s a lot easier to move tapestries and other wall hangings compared to paintings. So if you’re the kind of person who moves a lot, tapestries will make your life easier.
If for the moment you have no painting or tapestry that you can hang on your wall, you can choose to hang mirrors instead. And why not? After all, mirrors reflect light, so they can help make a small space feel bigger and brighter. In other words, not only are mirrors useful, but they’re also decorative. Plus, they’re relatively cheaper than paintings. So, consider hanging up mirrors on your wall. You can even get creative and display several smaller pieces like the typical arrangement you can see in a salon.
Do you want to incorporate the beauty of Mother Nature into your house? No worries — just bring in plants into your decoration, and your place will feel like nature in no time. The plants don’t have to sit on the windowsill. Put them inside a pot and hang them on the wall. You can also choose to use wall-mounted planters. Whatever the case, the plants will still be a part of your wall decor. And it will be such a delight to see.
Decorating the walls of your house is an art of its own. And believe it or not, you don’t have to take an interior design class just to know how to decorate the walls according to your own personal preference. You just need a couple of creative ideas, and you can either follow them one by one or you can choose to mix them up according to your liking. The most important thing is: make your walls like nobody else’s. And of course, have fun!
Author Bio Profile (Suki Zhang)
Suki Zhang founded LoveFunArt in 2015. She has previous work experience as a Marketing Coordinator and an Art Curator Assistant. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art Design from Donghua University and completed her postgraduate studies in Marketing Management and Professional Sales from Lambton College.