One of the first things I notice when I visit a friend’s house is the state of the walls. I personally dislike plain white walls and am interested in how people choose to decorate theirs. I sometimes come away with a new idea for my own house, which I then try to incorporate as soon as possible. Here are a few of the better home wall decor ideas I’ve picked up over the years.
First, you can’t go wrong with family pictures. While this is a staple of home wall decor, there are still a bunch of different twists you can put on this classic. For instance, one of my favorite trends these days is transferring photos to canvas. You simply send your favorite photograph to a company that provides this service, and in a short while, you’ll get back a stunning canvas copy of the photo.
Put the canvas in a good frame, and suddenly you have a very nice piece of art to showcase prominently in your living room or family room. Speaking of art, that’s another way to dress up your walls. Even if you can’t afford a Picasso or Van Gogh just yet, you can still bring the beauty of their work into your house by buying and framing nice reprints.
There are many different types of reproductions available, from cheap posters to more expensive copies by working artists, so it really comes down to how much you’re willing to spend on home wall decor. Alternatively, you can visit a few local galleries to see if any up-and-coming artists catch your eye. Usually, a piece from a relatively unknown artist can be had for a very reasonable fee, which is good for your budget. Plus, it’s always fun to be able to say that you own original work.