20 easy DIY wall decor ideas to decorate your home, adding warmth and personal style. These ideas are affordable, unexpected and so easy to implement.
Skip the big box wall art for a personalized look that oozes charm!
Table of Contents
- DIY Wall Decor Ideas
- Make a Textured Plaster Art Piece
- Hang Plates or Platters
- Use a Mirror
- Framed Intaglios
- Use Free Downloads
- Pressed Botanicals
- Make a Pencil Sketch
- Frame a Map
- Frame Photos
- Frame Sheet Music
- Use Antlers
- Frame Recipes
- Frame Cards
- Wire Wall Art
- Frame an Heirloom
- Make a Pin Board
- Create a Silhouette
- Hang an Architectural Piece
- Hang a Branch
It seems I’m always trying to fill a wall somewhere in our home. We’ve lived in our fixer-upper home for several years and I love making updates and changes, so there is always more decorating to do.
DIY Wall Decor Ideas
Today I’m sharing some of my favorite DIY wall decor ideas for your home. It’s so easy to add personality and charm to your walls with these inexpensive and fast ideas!
Adding personalized art to our home is a passion of mine. If I’m going to hang it on our walls, I want it to be special and reflect our family. It should tell a story or add something useful to your home!
I’m definitely not an artist! You don’t have to be super knowledgeable to learn about choosing art.
I love that when we have visitors in our home, they can find parts of our family story right on the walls. Adding artwork that is personal to you becomes a great conversation starter and a way for people to get to know who you are.
Including a variety of DIY wall decor and family heirlooms in your home instantly gives a sense of warmth and makes every space feel more interesting.
“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”– Chuck Klosterman –
When you need the perfect subtle touch in any room of your home, consider textured wall art! Textured canvas art can be created with plaster for an incredible DIY project, or you can source some affordable textured art pieces right here in this round-up.
Design Guides, Decor & Tips
Learn how to use plate hangers for walls to create a beautiful and functional art display for your home. This simple technique for hanging platters and plates with plate wall hangers translates to a charming display for your walls!
Design Guides, Decor & Tips
Rattan is having such a big moment in interior design right now! Learn all about rattan mirrors, including what styles they work with and where to buy them.
Framed intaglios are a beautiful, traditional look is perfect for a wide variety of home styles. They are so elegant, textural and classic when framed.
Design Guides, Decor & Tips
Did you know most paintings and prints from your favorite stores are actually public domain art? I’m sharing the best art sources that you can download for free.
I’ve always been drawn to botanicals, but pressed botanicals are even more special. They just feel rich, add a little depth, and yet they are truly so easy to make. This diy wall decor is easy and inexpensive, especially in comparison to the original that inspired me!
Make a Pencil Sketch
Make a pencil drawing. I know this might sound like something complicated, but I promise it’s not! If I can do it, so can you!
A pencil sketch is an easy way to add the feeling of modern, yet timeless black and white art to your spaces. I’m showing you how, and you’re going to be blown away!
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This one is so simple. Of course you can print your photos at a local drug store, but using a high quality printer that photographers prefer can make all the difference!
Many photographers like Mpix, who offers the same size prints for nearly the same price, with significantly better quality. Framing photos is always one of the easiest and least expensive wall decor ideas that you can do in a variety of ways!
Whether it be photos of your family, (like these simple snapshots of the girls playing on the beach that adorn our hall), framed vintage photos like the bridge that lies beneath the lake in our modern coastal living room, or even a sunset or photograph of something particularly special to you… the options are endless and this diy wall idea is as easy as it gets!
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.
Real or faux! Anything organic brings a room to life, and pieces with history are unique and visually interesting.
These antlers add a small, unobtrusive touch of something slightly rustic, charming and natural to the room. This is a classic element of French Farmhouse Decor, too!
Create these simple and memorable framed recipes for the prettiest kitchen art idea. These are great for gift giving or as decor in your own home.
Learn about adding this charming, decorative wire wall art to any corner of your home. It adds instant depth, texture and beauty – and bonus! It’s affordable and simple to hang.
Frame an Heirloom
This idea is from an older post but still totally relevant! We used a sweet little baby sweater and added it to a frame to elevate it and give it a special space. Why tuck those sweet pieces away when you can use them as art?
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 acting a large piece of art in itself! If you don’t want to DIY this project, you can find a variety of options here.
My grandmother had made silhouettes of my sister and I that hung in her hallway for many years. It’s a classic, timeless piece of art that you can easily create to frame for your home or as a gift.
Whether they are in black and white or softer more pastel colors, these can create a striking grouping when hung together or alone.
Something old, something new, right? An old wooden panel or piece of wrought iron can make a beautiful decorative piece for your walls.
Bonus? It’s a textural, organic element with history – it’s very likely that you’ll have something super unique that none of your friends could replicate.
Hang a Branch
With our organically-inspired DIY Jewelry Hanger project!
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. (This is yet another way to integrate something organic into a room to bring it to life).
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