Home is not just a place. It is a feeling that fills the heart with warmth and happiness. It is a keeper of more than a thousand memories. Every inch of our homes exudes love and a sense of belongingness. We can achieve all the success in the world and travel across the globe but the heart will always yearn to go back home.
A house becomes a home only when it resonates with the people living in it. The decor of our homes is an extension of our personalities and tells our stories. Most of the times, we focus so much on getting the right furniture that we neglect the blank walls. However, decorating walls is one of the easier tasks and can be done within a budget.
Read on to find interesting and budget-friendly ways to glam up your walls and say goodbye to bare ones.
Mirrors are an excellent way to create a wall statement. A well-placed mirror can do wonders for small spaces. They are also functional as they reflect light and give the illusion of a larger space. All you need to do is to get a mirror of your desired shape and size. You will find so many frames in the market that choosing one can be overwhelming. My favourites are wooden frames with traditional Indian carvings or metal vintage ones. Alternately, you can buy frames of varying shapes and sizes to make a wall of mirrors.
Wallpapers have made a huge comeback this season. It is the perfect solution if you want a low-cost yet impactful makeover. The best thing I like about wallpapers is the number of ways in which they can be used. You can use it to cover the entire room or create a feature wall, ceiling or cabinet door. You can also frame a set of beautiful wallpapers and hang them to create a gallery wall.Hot tip: An easy DIY is to paste crepe paper on the wall and spray paint in your favourite metallic colour. It will add some zing and bling to your living room.
Chalkboards are trendy these days. You can create a chalkboard anywhere in your home. Use it to write reminders, recipes and daily menu in your kitchen, or sweet notes for your family. Trust me, it will be a fun activity for the kids too as blackboards make learning fun. They love scribbling on the walls and blackboards mean no cleaning worries for moms. Just wipe it clean when you want to see a plain wall.
4.Wall Decals and Murals
This is perhaps the easiest and the most affordable way to add a unique element to your home. Whether you want to create a feature wall or add a subtle element, wall decals are the perfect solution. You can either buy a huge sticker to cover up the entire wall or buy small ones like circles to create a pattern. I find decals great for decorating nurseries and kids room.
Add a chic boho vibe to your home with colourful rugs, shawls or even woven baskets. They can add some much-needed colour and patterns to your walls at a decent budget. A tapestry or wall-hanging can bring softness to your space by adding some colour and pattern. My favourite areas to deck up with baskets are balcony, foyer and passages.
Art is a great way to add some drama to your home. Create a gallery wall with paintings or art prints. They are easily available online and are so easy to use that it won’t take more than a day to redo your house. Simply choose the theme and select inspirational quotes or colourful art. Frame them in different sizes to create a gorgeous gallery.
For more ideas, read 6 Tips to create Perfect Gallery Wall
Pictures will never go out of fashion when it comes to sprucing up your space. Dig into your years’ old treasures of memories and frame them. The smiles of your loved ones will definitely make your home a happy place. I would suggest using your corridor or the wall behind your sofa or dining table to create this gallery. Add pictures in your study to surround yourself with love on distressing days.
All these ideas are budget friendly and are quick and easy to implement. Do not restrict yourself to blank walls. Think out of the box and add a few elements that resonate with your personality.