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17 Easy Art Ideas for Your Home

17 easy art ideas for your home | fill your walls with these simple ideas

It seems I’m always trying to fill a wall somewhere in our home. We’ve lived in our home for nearly two years and I there is still so much more decorating to do. I thought I’d share some of my favorite art ideas for home including easy DIY art projects and some of my favorite pieces to fill space.

  1. Pressed Botanicals. I’ve always been drawn to botanicals, but pressed botanicals are even more special. They just feel rich, add a little depth, yet are easy to make. 17 easy art ideas for your home | fill your walls with these simple ideas
  2. Use a mirror. A beautifully framed mirror makes a statement and is a piece of art itself, but can also make a room appear larger. Of course my favorite reason to use a mirror is to reflect light! 17 easy and inexpensive art ideas to fill your walls
  3. Frame photos. This one is so simple, but it’s important to do it right. Please don’t print your photos at the local drug store. Use a high quality printer that photographers use. My go to is Mpix. They offer the same size prints for nearly the same price, but significantly better quality. how to frame and hang family photos
  4. Frame sheet music. Is there a song that is notable to you or your relationship? Frame it! I framed a page of sheet music from our wedding song, “Crazy” by Pat Green for our bookcases. It took minutes, but has so much meaning. 17 easy and inexpensive art ideas to fill your walls
  5. Hang platters. In each of our 3 homes we’ve hung platters because it’s simple and functional. You can easily remove, serve on the platters and rehang! 17 easy art ideas for your home | fill your walls with these simple ideas
  6. Free printables. A variety of sites including history museums make vintage pictures available from books, line drawings/architectural sketches and more. It’s an invaluable resource for really incredible art. The options are endless! Easy art idea for home - diy botanical prints
  7. Use something organic. Plants, shells, driftwood and coral are among my favorite organic art. Start collecting! summer bookcase decorating / styling ideas
  8. Use antlers. This goes back to using something organic. Anything with history is visually interesting. 17 art ideas for your home
  9. Frame a map. Need a large piece of art? Frame a map! For our former basement guest bedroom, we framed a map of Hawaii where we honeymooned. It took just a few minutes and cost less than $30! 17 art ideas for your home
  10. Frame recipes. There’s nothing more beautiful than a piece of your family’s history or your deceased mother’s handwriting. It’s an inexpensive way to add art to your kitchen or breakfast room. 17 art ideas for your home
  11. Frame cards. A few years ago, I was obsessed with everything Rifle Paper Company. I took a few of their cards and framed them to fill Isla’s room with art that is now hung in her new bedroom. Easy and inexpensive DIY art ideas for your home
  12. Use wire. I had this quote made by an Esty artist {Turn Left Designs} and inserted it directly into the wall. 17 easy art ideas for your home
  13. Make a pin board. I “made” Adalyn’s pinboard by adding fabric, but purchased Ani’s. Either way, it’s a great way to let kiddos showcase their art while a large piece of art in itself! 17 easy and inexpensive art ideas to fill your walls
  14. Create a silhouette. My grandmother had made silhouettes of my sister and I that hung in her hallway. It’s a classic piece of art that you can easily create to frame for your home or as a gift. 17 easy art ideas for your home | fill your walls with these simple ideas
  15. Hang an architectural piece. Something old, something new, right? An old wooden panel or piece of wrought iron can make a beautiful decorative piece. neutral family room decor
  16. Hang a branch. Sometimes the simplest things are simply the best. A branch from your yard makes a beautiful place to hang your necklaces while filling another space. 17 easy art ideas for your home | fill your walls with these simple ideas
  17. Create a painting from a photograph. I’m not an artist, proving that it’s so much easier than you’d think! How to put a photo to canvas | easy art idea

Having a variety of the above and family heirlooms instantly gives your home warmth and makes it feel more interesting. If you’re looking for more traditional pieces of art, you can find large paintings like my cow online or venture to estate sales to find one-of-a-kind watercolors and paintings! I’d love to see your favorite piece of art in your home! Just tag me on Instagram!


17 easy art ideas for your home | fill your walls with these simple ideas

entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner

7 comments on “17 Easy Art Ideas for Your Home”

  1. I came over from Thistlekeeping and am now following you. Love your ideas. You mentioned a print of a cow. Where do I see this?

  2. Julie, I pick up more great ideas here! I’m going to go back to the post now and follow the links.

  3. Great article where would I find free museum prints. Thanks

  4. Hello! What is the wal color under number 15? Thank you!

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