Guest post by Lana Hawkins
This week, guest blogger Lana Hawkins offers us 10 tips for creating some fantastic wall spaces in your home or office. Maybe you have some more ideas? I’d love you to leave your comments and ideas below this post. Let’s encourage each other with creative inspiration!
Do you have a big portion of the wall in your home that is left unused and without a purpose? If you are feeling inspired and ready to wake up the artist in you, just let your creativity flow and put your ideas on that blank canvas. These few crafty ideas can get you started:
1. A Family Collage
Nothing beats the sentiment of a loving family household. Create an artistic project, take photographs of all your family members, frame them and display them on the wall in your house. You can always experiment with filters, create black and white photos or even draw a big family tree on the wall connecting the photographs to each other.
2. African Style
For those willing to embrace the magnificence of the African allure, the solution comes in a form of colourful painted woven baskets. All you need to do is acquire a few plain baskets, paint them in bright hues and hang them up on the wall in a preferred arrangement. However, if you are not feeling the whole tropical flair, but you want to implement a multicultural design in your home, perhaps the Scandinavian design would be more to your liking.
Why spend money on pricey artwork when you can easily embellish your walls with the right set of accessories? Simply pound a few nails into your wall and create an art gallery of your favourite jewellery pieces. You can also hang scarves, hats or shoes if you prefer.
4. Mirror, Mirror On the Wall
If you have a limited amount of space in your room, placing an oversized mirror can help broaden the space and make it appear larger. Bonus points are added if you decide to frame the mirror and paint it in a bold colour. You can always opt for a breathtaking wall arrangement by grouping a few smaller mirrors together.
5. Oversized Photograph
This is a great solution for all those contemporary lovers who wish to accomplish more with less. An oversized photograph in contrasting colours can make a great wall décor for that minimalistic home design. Craft stores have a lot of fabrics you can choose from (and use to cover the canvas frame), if you decide to do it yourself. There are also computer programs that can help you cut the original photograph into a grid of smaller photos.
6. Consider Tapestry
If you are into weaving, you can create exceptional tapestries to hang later on your walls. These extraordinary pieces are a unique and great way to add that bohemian vibe into your home and make wonderful focal points.
7. Wooden Wall Cladding
Wall cladding has become quite popular in the last few years, and for a good reason too. These panels have the ability to recreate just about any material and make it look genuine. This is a great idea if you want to create that rustic look of raw wood. Of course, you can also achieve this rustic ambience by painting your walls with milk paint, as this natural paint truly gives a space that antique feel.
8. Send A Message
What is the best way to make a statement? Make use of black contact paper, cut it in oversized letters and create a message you are going to stick to your wall. The best thing about contact paper is that it can be easily peeled off, so you don’t have to worry about it leaving a trace.
9. Play with Wallpapers
One of the best ways to add texture to the space is by placing wallpapers on your walls. Nowadays, these wallcovering come in all kinds of patterns, and you can easily find something suitable for your taste. If you are feeling handy, opt for some modern wallpapers, clean your walls and start pasting. Hanging wallpapers is a simple task. All you need is a bucket of paste, a roller, scissors and a tape measure, and you’re good to go.
10. Art Exhibition
If you have children, then your home must be swarming with their drawings. Make the most out of these works of art by creating an art exhibition, and displaying their drawings on the wall. Create a family workshop in order to craft some colourful frames for their art pieces.
Large, empty walls do not necessarily have to create a feeling of uneasiness and discomfort. Rather, they can serve as a wonderful starting point for your artistic ventures. Make use of these handy ideas and create a true art gallery in your home.
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