17 Best DIY Wall Decor Ideas in 2022

Nicole Franzen

Nobody wants to live in a simple white box, but sometimes spending a fortune on art just isn’t an option. The alternative? Repurpose items you already have into decorative objects and create your own artwork to hang on the wall. It really makes a lot of transformative difference, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money. We’ve found tons of creative, designer-inspired DIY wall decor ideas, from framing your kids’ work to making your own wall art. If you’re concerned about using a nail gun or hammer, don’t worry – you’ve got this… Because these examples are super simple and easy to replicate. So go ahead and grab a glue gun to brighten up your space with these seventeen creative DIY wall decor ideas.

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1

Painted tarpaulin

Leanne Ford is the queen of high-end DIYs. “I had an old canvas lying around forever and couldn’t bring myself to throw it away… One day I just nailed it to the wall and called one of my favorite artist friends Alexandra Gracik and asked her to come over with her charcoal to draw whatever she wanted,” explains the designer. Reuse an old tarp you have lying around or buy a used one.

2

Porcelain Gallery

If you have an extensive China collection, why not show it to everyone? It’s also an unexpected twist on the classic gallery wall look, as you can see in this blush pink living room designed by Janie Molster. Once you’ve mapped out the gallery wall, all you need is some photo hangers. Download a tutorial here.

3

Hang fabric wall

If you have a vintage rug or quilt that you didn’t use, you can reuse it by hanging it on the wall. Get a tutorial to make your own Sugar & Cloth wall hanger.

4

children’s art

Frame your kids’ best masterpieces and display them with pride. They feel like a proud artist and don’t have to spend a fortune on art – it’s a win-win situation. It can look sophisticated if done professionally with clean, modern frames and then arranged in a classic floor-to-ceiling grid. Note this charming contemporary family room designed by Lilly Bunn, where colorful art animates the entire space.

5

cut out art

If you live in a minimalist environment, this project is for you. Simply paste on a photo you love, frame-free. This way you won’t damage artwork, but you can also go frameless.

6

Beads Hanging

Make your own wall hanger with beads and a branch. We love the bohemian elegance of this asymmetrical. It has a more whimsical look and takes up less visual real estate than a woven suspension.

7

Found objects

Even a skateboard can be a wall decoration if styled properly! Here, Leanne Ford just set it on a ledge and leaned it against the wall. Instruments and surfboards are other great examples of found objects that double as decor.

8

Declaration paint

Paint an architectural quirk in a bright color for an unexpected pop. Here, Emil Dervish brought this minimalist hallway to life by painting the arch interior in a vibrant shade of orange.

9

pegboard

A pegboard basically looks good anywhere and you can customize it as much as you want! Learn how to make your own from Vintage Revivals.

10

Hat Wall

Try a hat wall. It’s a great storage solution for anyone with limited closet space and it introduces more dimension. Note this one from Katie Hodges Design.

11

Garlands

In a cozy cabin-like home, use branches and leaves to make a series of makeshift garlands. To add a little more contemporary style and shine, Leanne Ford also applied color blocks to the walls, with the lower half taking on a deep navy hue.

12

Mirror Gallery

A twist on the typical gallery wall? A gallery wall of antique hand mirrors. These simple, eclectic mirrors are clustered together and act like art (and reflect light beautifully). It consists of hand mirrors and is configured in the form of a hand mirror. These are functional and cute. Convincing is no longer necessary.

13

hanging fabric

You may not be able to get that chair upholstered in your favorite print, but you can showcase a fabric swatch. Hang up some linen or fabric samples. It’s perfect in a laid-back, breezy environment and you can take them down when you get tired of them.

14

wood veneer

This wood veneer wall art is the ultimate rustic accent piece. If only we could score one of those hanging chairs. Learn how to make your own from Dorsey Designs.

15

flower wall

Who needs a headboard when you can have a wall full of flowers? Total boho goals. Download the tutorial at Sweet Teal.

16

Wall art on canvas

Creating your dream gallery wall just got a lot cheaper. Download the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

17

Wall art with paper shapes

Here’s a chance to show off your artistic talents. It would be a fun project for the whole family to enjoy together. Download the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

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