One aspect of decorating that I get asked about a lot is how to create large wall decor! I’ve had so many people e-mail about this over the years, and especially people who are renting. They want to know how to decorate their homes without having to repaint or without violating their renter’s agreements. So, I thought I’d share some of those ideas today!
Over the years of decorating my own space, making many mistakes, and learning from them, I have learned the rule of “go big or go home.” If you’re scratching your head, let me explain.
Since I’ve always been on a budget, I used to walk into a store and buy all of the small little tchotchkes because they were cheap. I could get a little boost of happy and add it to my decor stash. Yay!
But, what did that mean for my home? It meant that I had a mantel full of knick-knacks. Or a a wall with tiny little frames on the wall. Let me show you an example:
Oh my! The scale is so off. I could tell you that we had just moved from a much smaller home, which we had, and that these were on the wall at our old home, but that would be a lie. I bought these IKEA frames for this exact wall! Why did I do that? They were cheap and I thought it would look great if they were all put up there together, but what I didn’t take into account was SCALE.
But don’t worry, it’s not how my bedroom looks now. I still want to actually work on my bedroom, which has been neglected for the past four years, but thankfully my wall doesn’t look like it has tiny little postage stamps on it anymore. This is what it looks like today… (please pardon the old, grainy photo)
Since those early days of decorating my home, I’ve learned a lesson or two about proportion and scale. And, yes, size does matter. (I should have made that the headline, so you’d all be wondering what I’m talking about. 😉 )
I love having a large statement piece or even a large accent wall to give personality to a large, blank wall. That’s the rule of “Go big or go home!”
I will also say that large wall decor doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it can be super inexpensive, like my large abstract art that I made myself. Check it out here. So, check out these amazing ideas from some amazing women and get to decorating!!
Large DIY Wall Decor Ideas (many are budget- and renter-friendly!)
Budget Wall Art with an Engineered Print from Mountain Modern Life
DIY Faux Windmill from Craftberry Bush
DIY Herringbone Planked Wall from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body
Giant Wall Art from Place of My Taste
Buffalo Check Wall from Pink Peppermint Design
I absolutely LOVE this renter-friendly wall design. You’ll never guessed how she made this gingham pattern without paint!
DIY Rustic Wood Plank Clock from Making it in the Mountains
DIY Wallpaper Tutorial from Vintage Revivals
This is another one that will surprise you! It’s not actually wallpaper!! 😜
DIY Wooden Sign from Thistlewood Farms
The Cheapest Way to Shiplap a Wall from Blesser House
Cheap Color Engineer Print Artwork from The Turquoise Home (me!)
Fabric Wall Treatment from Miss Mustard Seed
No Paint Diamond Wall by The Nester
Oversized DIY Wall Art from Making Home Base
Grasscloth + Nailhead Feature Wall Tutorial from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
Don’t you just love these fabulous ideas? The creativity of these women is just incredible to me! Slow clap for all the creative ladies. I hope you’ve found something to inspire you to tackle a large, blank wall in your home!
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