17 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Walls
If you’re over “Live, Laugh, Love” signs and have more than enough family photos, then you’re probably looking for some creative wall decor ideas. Wall decor is really the key to making any room feel complete, and it’s a fun way to express your personal style and tap into your creativity.
If you're on a budget but feel a room needs a little refreshing, new wall decor can get the job done without breaking the bank. Whether you’re looking for bedroom wall decor ideas, a few pieces to change up your living room, or even to brighten up a kid’s room, here are some creative ways to decorate every room in your home.
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Baskets couldn’t be more on-trend right now. Better yet, these handcrafted baskets were designed specifically as wall decor. In addition to being easy to mix and match, they bring a natural pop of color to any room.
To buy: Fele Hanging Basket, from $78; anthropologie.com.
Peel and Stick Tiles
No backsplash, no problem. Stick-on tile is one of the best kitchen and bathroom wall decor ideas because it’s so simple to install. This is also an ideal choice for renters—no one will ever know these vinyl sheets aren’t real tiles!
To buy: Quatrefoil Resin Peel & Stick Mosaic Tile, $21; wayfair.com.
Add some green to your walls. This modern farmhouse-style accessory is an affordable way to grow a little indoor garden just high up enough for little hands and paws to stay away.
To buy: Farm Metal Wall Rack and 3 Tin Pot with Hanger, $28; wayfair.com.
Neon signs are one of the biggest trends in modern wall decor right now, and they look just as cool plugged in as they do unplugged. Is there any better statement for the home than love?
To buy: Love LED Neon Sign, $49; urbanoutfitters.com.
Don’t underestimate the power of a coat hook. Especially this one, which holds three coats. This is an excellent space saver, especially if you don’t have a mudroom or coat closet near the front door of your home.
To buy: Sassafras Triple Hook, $81; perigold.com.
Peel and Stick Shiplap
Channel your inner Joanna Gaines because shiplap walls aren’t going out of style anytime soon. Make this DIY project as easy as possible with peel and stick wood. A dark shiplap wall can transform a bedroom.
To buy: Weathered Hardwood Board, $25; homedepot.com.
Everyone loves candy. That’s why this print, which is part of a series by Instagram artist Robyn Davidson, founder of by robynblair, in collaboration with ArtSugar, is extra sweet. If you’re looking for fun kitchen wall decor ideas, you can’t go wrong with candy!
To buy: Sugar High, $159; dormify.com.
Floating shelves are a great go-to for all spaces, whether it’s a bedroom, bathroom, or living room. This set of two shelves, available in black or white, is incredibly chic and anything but basic.
To buy: Lalonde 2 Piece Wall Shelf Set, $83; allmodern.com.
Mirrors can be more than decorative, they can also give the illusion of a larger room. Mirrors are particularly useful as wall decor in entryways and for studio apartments. This sunburst style is a classic.
To buy: Sunburst Round Wall Mirror, $399; cb2.com.
Wall tapestries are a great alternative to hanging a canvas or framed print. This adorable zebra design is a delightful addition to a child’s bedroom or playroom.
To buy: Zebra Wall Tapestry, starting at $45; society6.com.
Why hang just another framed photo when you can have a unique piece of art made at a reasonable price? Still Novel allows you to customize and create something special to appreciate for years to come.
To buy: Signature Art Print, From $60; stillnovel.com.
Of all the cool wall decor ideas, light sconces come out on top because they're also useful. They not only decorate the wall but help to save space by eliminating the need to keep a lamp on the nightstand.
To buy: Amada Sconce, $89; luluandgeorgia.com.
Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Pop Art Prints
A string of garlands adds a touch of warmth. These little pom poms were handcrafted by artisans using natural cotton and dipped in non-toxic dyes. Add multiple strands for a sweet, party-like vibe.
To buy: Pom Pom Garland, $29; lorenacanals.us.
Need the perfect wall decor for your home office? Then spell it out. Install a pink felt letter board with your favorite inspirational quote to keep you feeling motivated throughout the workday.
To buy: Pink Felt Letter Board $75; bando.com.
Sometimes it’s hard to choose just one photo to hang, so create your own gallery wall using this seven-piece set of black frames in three different sizes. No matter how you arrange your photos, you can’t go wrong.
To buy: Gallery Perfect 7 Piece Black Photo Frame Wall Gallery Kit, $44.51; amazon.com.