Like most people, you want your place to be a true reflection of you and your unique sensibilities. Personalizing your space with intriguing furniture pieces can be costly and painting intricate designs on your walls requires an artistic ability you may not possess. But fear not! The best, easiest, and most inexpensive way to display your personal touch is with equally personal wall decor.
Mirrors serve the primary purposes of letting you know how you look, but as a decorative accent, mirrors and reflective surfaces are a sophisticated, elegant, and futuristic form of modern design. Large, floor-to-ceiling mirrors on walls offer a simple and space-opening feel to a room, while antique mirrors lend a regal air to your space. Sets of mirrors in contemporary shapes or frames offer a modern take, while intricately designed mirror pieces collectively form a stunning and unique piece of wall art.
Shelves don’t seem like a decorative accent, but if you use your imagination, you can create a surprising and spectacular display. Install intersecting horizontal and vertical shelves or create a geometric design using cubed or spherical shapes. You don’t need to actually shelve anything to make the decor stand out. If you’re not into design-it-yourself, line an entire or half wall with shelves to display whatever you’re passionate about – wine bottles, old license plates, seashells – whatever it is you love!
Frames & Family
Speaking of things you love, you probably want your home to have lots of photos of your family and friends. A frame wall, filled with mix-sized framed photos in a unified color is a smart way of displaying your favorites. You can also go the non-traditional route and have your photos printed on canvas, wood, or metal to create truly personal pieces. Don’t want to show off your family? You can still use frames in an alternative way by hanging them empty. Make the visual truly striking by choosing contrasting or bright colored frames, or ones with intricate or antique designs. Enhance your photo-less frame display by interspersing thematically similar or color coordinated wall sculptures or letters, numbers, butterflies, birds, or whatever else you might like.
Decals & DIY
For the non-committal, wall stickers and decals are one of our favorite ways to add unique design elements to partial or entire walls without punching holes for hanging art. With the endless availability of themes and designs, the possibilities for funky walls are infinite and often customizable. Not only will decals not destroy your walls, they’re easy to install and affordable on any budget. If you’re looking to get really out of the box and create a truly personalized and unique wall space, the best way is to do it yourself. If you’re creative and crafty, try one of these fun DIY wall art projects.