Is there something missing in home décor? Adding some wall art will exhibit your personality and help bring a room together. Below are ten eye-catching options for creative decorators.
1. Gallery Wall
You have probably seen a lot of these on Instagram—a wall covered in carefully curated art that compliments each other as well as the room itself. The benefit of this is that you can mix family photos and art to create a display that shows off your style and your life simultaneously. Plus, this décor will instantly intrigue your guests, prompting meaningful conversation.
Posters aren’t just for teenagers. You can still enjoy tasteful posters well into adulthood. Add a frame to display to make the decoration more mature and stick to posters that match the overall look of the room. Posters are playful, affordable, and let you show off your interests.
3. Nature Prints
If you are stuck inside all day, it is helpful to bring a bit of the outdoors inside.
Simple prints of your favorite plant or animal will let you feel less cooped up and add a dash of erudite, vintage style to your home.
If you are the artistic type and want to show it off, a mural is a way to go. For the bold decorators, you can paint a whole wall. Minimalist artists may want to focus on a small corner or a pantry wall. If you are not confident in your own artistic ability, commissioning a mural is an excellent opportunity to support a local artist.
5. Geometric Washi Tape Art
While murals are fun and stunning, not everybody is allowed to alter their walls in this way. Washi tape does not damage the paint underneath it and is perfect for the decorating renter. This kind of design is also less time-consuming than painting an entire mural. You can choose to put up anything as long as you can design it using only straight lines. The design blends seamlessly into the wall and puts your creativity on display.
6. Hang a Whiteboard
Perfect for the fickle homeowner, hanging a whiteboard will let you change alter your décor as often as you like. It can also be used for practical purposes such as a calendar, grocery list, or task manager. If you have children, hanging a whiteboard lets them practice their creativity by drawing on the walls. If you do not have children, you can fulfill your childhood dream of drawing on the walls yourself.
Lights don’t always have to be practical. They can also be fun! There are numerous ways to decorate using lighting. Letterboxes can act as a personalized accent or spell out an important word for you. Colored lights and fairy lights add a relaxing ambiance to a room when full lighting is too jarring.
8. Put up a Map
What are some places that are important to you? It could be your hometown; it could be your study-abroad destination; it could be your current city. You can hang up a world map and put pins in all the places you have been.
Hanging a map of an area close to your heart can demonstrate your love for the location. It helps you make connections with guests who have also been there. Regardless of what kind of map you choose, adding a map shows that you are cosmopolitan and interested in different places.
Whether it is DIY or purchased from an expert, embroidery is a unique take on classic art. Depending on your style, you can choose different kinds of embroidery. Cross-stitch pieces add a vintage, rustic style to a room. Alternatively, you can purchase impressive pieces of artwork from professional embroiderers. These pieces look just like paintings from afar but are made in a thread instead of paint. This kind of piece is sure to spark conversation when your guests realize this piece of artwork is not what they first thought it was.
10. Wall Sculptures
Wall sculptures come in different mediums and levels of complexity. Choosing a simple wall sculpture over a painting will add an additional layer of depth and complexity to the room without compromising the room’s larger theme.
Wall art is more than just decoration. It is also a conversation starter and an opportunity to incorporate your personality into your home. Whatever your style, there is wall art to complement it.