Updated: May 22nd, 2019
Do your plain, living room walls call for attention? Have an empty wall and don’t know what to do with it? Throw in some color or design by adding some wall art and bring your walls to life. Here are ten DIY wall art idea along with the steps to create them.
Here are ten simple wall art ideas that you can use for your living room along with detailed instructions to make them. When it comes to DIYs, there are certain power tools and hand tools that always come in handy. For these ideas, however, you don’t really need most of them.
DIY Scarf Wall Hanging System with Instructions
Find a scarf that looks like a piece of art and give that plain wall some edge.
If you prefer a wall hanging, this is what you’re going to need.
A wooden ring, some rope, few beads, a handsaw, a dowel, scissors, glue, a scarf of course, and maybe needle and thread.
There are two ways to do this, you can either frame the scarf or make a wall hanging from it. You can choose your DIY method depending on the design on the scarf.
If you prefer your scarf in a frame so it’s sturdy and looks a bit like a painting, this is what you’ve got to do. Here’s a pretty scarf that I came across and thought it would look lovely in a frame.
Apart from the obvious scarf, you’ll need a frame (you can pick this up from your local home decor store).
DIY String Art with Steps
You can make string art in a pattern or in words. Doing this feels therapeutic as well.
Embroidery floss (one color is enough but you can use more if you like it colorful), linoleum nails 11/16”, corkboard rolls, glue gun, and tape.
DIY Shoe-box Display with Steps
Boxes make pretty cute displays. If it’s a small box you could put up cute souvenirs from your travels and if the box is bigger you could also use it as a bookshelf.
Shoebox, paint/spray paint/wallpaper/gift wrap paper, hanging strips.
DIY Stencil Lettering on Thrift Shop Painting with Steps
You won’t believe the cool wall hangings you can come up with a thrift shop painting!
Thrift shop painting, scissors/ cutting blade, stencil, and some paint (preferably spray paint), and a quote that you like or just a few words
There’s more than one type of wall hanging you can make with a thrift shop painting:
DIY Picture Hanging Wall Art
Picture hangings can add your personality to the room. If you use fairy lights idea, you’ll give the room a warm cozy feeling.
Hangers with clips or paper clips and strings of yarn/fairy lights, posters or photographs.
Sunburst Mirror Wall Art
Having this on a wall opposite a large window can brighten up the room and give it an artsy edge at the same time.
A 7” circular mirror, 40-50 paint sticks, a wood base, 7” embroidery hoop, picture hanger, hot glue or gorilla glue, some paint, and a blade.
Ps. You can place it opposite a window to brighten up your room or you can place it opposite a painting and you’ll see the reflection of the painting on it.
Collected Autograph Wall Art
If you love entertaining guest, this is an idea that you’ll love.
Basic a standard medium or large art canvas, a frame some and some nails.
DIY Photo Collage for Your Living Room
A photo collage adds a lived-in look to your home and works as a very good conversation starter. Plus it can always put a smile on your face after a tiring day.
Printouts of your Instagram pictures and glue.
DIY Nailhead Wall Art for the Living Room
Nailhead wordings are distinct and grab the attention of any new person in the room
Corrugated foam core, nailheads or brass tacks, rubber mallet or hammer, and a frame.
Here’s one bonus idea that you can use to do something for your kid’s room (if you have a kid at home). It’s easy to make and you could use their help to make it.
DIY Garland Wall Art for Kids
Garlands are a simple way to brighten up a wall. You can use this idea for your living room or even for your kid’s bedroom.
Wool strings, ribbons in different colors, glue, stapler, origami paper, and some gift wrap paper.
Ps. If you want to do this for your child’s bedroom, you could staple cuttings of their favorite cartoon characters, superheroes or animals onto the woolen strings.
If you’re in an artsy mood and feeling creative, you could also check out ideas for DIY Pet Beds.
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