One of my friends recently reached out to me and asked for some help with decorating her walls. I completely understand that this task can be daunting. There are so many different directions you can go in, that’s it’s hard to narrow in on what you want to do. But the good news, friends, is that decorating your walls can be a cost-effective way to make a big impact in your home. This is so important where we're practicing social distancing for the time being and will be staring at our walls!
Here are some tips to get you started.
Stick with what you love.
If you’re stuck on what to put on your walls to begin with, start with pictures or items that have sentimental meaning for you. This can be anything from family photos to artwork from your kiddos to souvenirs from your travels. The bottom line is that your home should truly reflect YOU!
Take advantage of free printables.
There are literally TONS of free printable options out there if you need something to fill up your walls. Here are some of my favorite collections:
Think outside the box.
It can be easy to rely on photos or even printables to go inside a picture frame. Try going out into nature and find some beautiful leaves to press in a frame. I have a feather my son found when he was little in a picture frame in my living room and it’s one of my favorite pieces in the room!
You can also use leftover fabric or scrapbooking paper and either frame it or put it over a canvas.
Brown paper shopping bags are your friend.
You can easily trace the back of your picture frames/artwork onto your brown paper bags and play around with different layout options. This is MUCH easier than putting a bunch of nail holes in your walls or buying tons of 3M Strips before you’re fully confident about what you want to do.
Your cell phone is also your friend.
Along with your brown paper bag layouts, you can use your cell phone to photograph each layout option. This will allow you to go back, review each option, and narrow in on your final choice.
I hope these tips help. If you try some of them, let me know! I’d love to feature them on Instagram and Facebook. Until next time…
- Angela :)