You don't have to spend top dollar for wall art. Check out inexpensive DIY ideas for affordable wall art.
If you're too old for frat parties, then it's really time to get rid of that Klimt
poster you have "decorating" your living room wall. Dorm room decor is not
acceptable outside a dorm room, even if it was inspired by great art.
Really, no matter how much you love your family, framed photos of them will only get you so far. Here are a few interesting, cheap, and easy ideas to spruce up your space without regressing to freshman year:
Wall decals are perhaps little over-hyped, but they're still a cool way of adding interest to a wall. Although cheaper than original wall art, these will still set you back a few bucks. If the pre-made ones are too rich for your blood, try this craftster's trick of using spray starch to adhere fabric cut-outs to the wall.
The cover of this month's Blueprint magazine features a nifty wall art project (pictured here) made from thrift store picture frames. Basically, you get a bunch of empty frames of different shapes and sizes, paint them all the same color, and hang them. I think white frames against a colored wall would really pop; especially if the wall had white molding. Another interesting take on the project might be to use frames of all the same shape and paint all but one of them the same color.
Silhouettes are popping up everywhere on the craft scene these days. The good news is they're really easy to make. Get some interesting wrapping paper, add a silhouette downloaded from Stencilry, stick it in a frame, and you're good to go.
Ikea's usually good for a bargain, but their fabric wall hangings are way overpriced. Make your own by buying some interesting fabric and using a staple gun to attach it to an old picture frames. A heavier weight fabric will probably work best - check out reprotdepot.com or cheapthreads.com for some wall-worthy prints. As for frames, might I suggest Ikea's Ram? (Ikea's got a pretty good selection of fabrics too).