Every home has one – the big, blank wall that you just don’t know what to do with. You can only hang so many pictures of your family before you need to push the envelope of creativity. But, a big wall doesn’t mean a big headache if you take some time to look around the internet! I looked around for some unique and stylish ideas to solve the big wall issue. I think you’ll find something in these ideas that will suit your personality!
You Are the World – Imagine taking a $5 world map, some canvases that you can find at Michael’s and turning it into this fabulous piece of wall art! The creator of this project took special care to give the borders of each canvas an aged effect, which plays up the vintage quality of the artwork. [instructions at Little Birdie Secrets]
Wallpaper in Small Doses – Most people don’t use wallpaper on their walls anymore, so what makes this project really great is that you can find samples of wallpaper inexpensively and make wall art! In the DIY wallpaper mosaic below, poster strips are used to secure cut wallpaper squares. Choosing complementary shades of paper allows for an artful mix of patterns. [instructions at Shelterness]
Instagram Your Wall – If you love Instagram, this is the project for you. It’s definitely not for the timid as the project consists of HUNDREDS of images attached to the wall. I think vintage postcards would also work really well. There is certainly power in numbers and I love how this image is paired with a bold light fixture and the simple sofa. [instructions at the Right Bank]
Break Out the China – I love looking for beautiful pieces of china in the antique and thrift shops but never knew what I would do with them. How often do we break out the “good” china? Once a year? What if you could take the different pieces and create a collage of china? In this example, White porcelain plates are the supply of choice, along with porcelain paint. Use the paint to decorate the plates, then hang them in a grouping. [instructions at Canadian House & Home]
Chevron is Hot – If you’ve got some tape and some time, this wall art project is simple and the results are magnificent! The color possibilities are endless and you can use the idea anywhere in your house. This is probably my favorite of all the projects! In the DIY chevron art project below, a stencil and some metallic paint provide geometry and shine. [instructions at Make Under My Life]