Your home should be a reflection of who you are. Decorating can be overwhelming, so here are 10 unique wall decor ideas for your home to give you some inspiration.
Your home should be a reflection of you are and what you love. Ceiling-to-floor windows that make your home airy and bright may please you. While a more formal look with heavy drapes and antique paintings may seem alluring to someone else.
Adding decor to walls of your home is like putting on that favorite necklace with your outfit. Wall decor is the accessory that completes the look of your room and brings it all together.
No matter what style you prefer, whether it’s eclectic or modern or minimalist, you will be happy to know there are a wide range of options to choose from.
Depending on your budget and preferences, adding these touches to your home doesn’t have to break the bank. With a little imagination and some creativity you will have a home that is a true reflection of who you are.
Here is a list of options to consider when looking for inspiration to improve the way your walls look. I know you will find a few that will work for your home.
Unique Wall Decor Ideas
Stencil Art – Yes, you read that right. Many people swear by the wonders of creating simple outlines of geometric patterns, floral prints, or even cartoon characters in a kids’ room
Stenciling is in fact quite easy and much cheaper compared to the more expensive wall decor options available to purchase.
All you need to do is select a form that captures your interest and would look good on the large surface of a wall. Choose some quality paint, and you’re all set!
Artsy Pegboard – Do you have a special nook at home with walls just begging to be decorated? Do you have a number of small objects like teacups, hooked cuckoo clocks and hanging ceramic flowerpots?
Maybe a couple of crayon sketches that your children have drawn that would look awkward just tacked on the fridge. How about some interesting memorabilia from your travels?
Then this is the perfect option for you to make use of your wall space and make it look really interesting at the same time.
All you need to do is select a pegboard that would blend well with the rest of your room’s interior. You can even paint it if you need to.
Among all the things that you hang on the board, add in a few creative items solely for their fanciful appearance. You’ll have a large eye-catching piece of wall art.
DIY Wall Decor Ideas
Feature Walls – This is a very effective and popular option with most people. The idea is to make one wall contrast against the other three so that it immediately makes the entire room look interesting.
Feature walls can be done in a variety of ways. Paint one wall a different color or add a faux fireplace mantle. Add wallpaper to one wall or even add board and batten to add character.
Making one wall stand out in room will instantly make the room more interesting.
Wall Tapestries – The more modern concept of tapestries is quite different from the traditional one. They’re not at all dark and heavily fringed as they once were, but there are several similarities.
Tapestry or fiber art is usually a large piece of woven, embroidered, crocheted, or even macramé piece of art.
These stunning pieces can be hung on one wall to create a contrast with the rest of the large pieces of furniture in the room. They are usually good choices for people-centric rooms such as the bedrooms or living rooms.
Wall of frames – Add a personal touch to your wall decor. Fframe a choice number of photos that mean a lot to you and cover an entire wall, or a large section of it with all these frames.
Matching frames that when grouped together form a rectangle or oval are popular choices. Include non-personal photos in the mix too, to keep it strictly artistic.
More creative Ideas
Industrial or architectural salvage – This is another unique wall decor option with a wide range to choose from.
Did you know that some people clean, paint, and polish their old bicycle or bike parts to create some really cool wall decorations?
These larger-than-life, eye-catching pieces against the plain backdrop of a wall will completely change the look of a room. A few other items that work well are scones, fancy lights, or large, ornate wall hooks.
3D or geometric paneling – Opt to create unique wall decor from entire panels or just blocks of wood, stone, or concrete and arrange them in a symmetric manner.
Adding precision-cut wood paneling or affixing 3D printed concrete blocks with a coat of paint in just one color, can liven up the wall for minimalist lovers.
More Unique Wall Decor Ideas
Bookshelves – A good, solid bookshelf with niches where you can place interesting brick-a-back has been a time proven wall decor option. Bookshelves will never go out of fashion for book lovers who like to surround themselves with their best friends.
Mirrors – Mirrors are a great choice as wall decor. They help to bounce the light around the room and will even help to make a small room seem larger than it really is.
Place them on an entry wall for a quick appearance check before you head out the door or above the sofa to reflect light from windows. Mirrors are also great to add to a gallery wall.
Botanical art – Bring the outdoors in by using flowers or small plants placed in wall mounted planters or on floating shelves.
Place a tall plant against the wall so that the leaves take up part of the wall space for a natural piece of wall art.
Create your own work of art by pressing flowers or leaves into a picture frame. Make prints by dipping them in paint and stamping them onto paper for a cool abstract piece of art.
Whatever you decide to use to decorate the walls of your home remember, it should be a true reflection of you and your style. Have only things you love in your home and it will be lovely.