Cheap & Creative Ways To Decorate Your Walls

Thinking of ways to spruce up your space without overspending? Start with your walls! If you have lots of empty walls at home, think of them as blank canvases just waiting for creativity to happen.

Now, here are some fun tips on decorating your walls without breaking your bank!

Old Baskets or Food Covers

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Have you been accused of hoarding too many bamboo or rattan food covers or baskets? Now you can finally put them to use! Have some fun repainting them and hanging them up on your wall. Be sure to secure them so they don’t fall!

Self Made Murals

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Murals can be minimalistic, yet profound and attractive. You can create your own mural by using not more than two or three colors. Remember to keep it as simple as possible, and keep the colors in harmony with the rest of the room’s furnishings and decorations. If you aren’t confident painting free hand, consider using a stencil plan that you can purchase at a reasonable price at an art store.

Fairy Lights and Photos

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Fairy lights are very affordable can be strung across any blank wall to infuse some charm. They’re so light that they can be easily held up by blue tack or tape. Take it up a notch by clipping photos, postcards or inspiring notes with small wooden pegs.

Dried Flowers

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Flowers add a touch of natural beauty to the room. But the good news is that you don’t have to buy flowers. You can harvest some from your garden, or go out and pick some wildflowers and hang them upside down on your blank wall. These usually last for about 3 months tops, after which you’ll have to replace them with another batch of fresh flowers.

Leftover Plates

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Show off your gorgeous plates by displaying them on your wall! This is great especially if you have an odd plate that doesn’t seem to match the rest of the collection. Plates are versatile and can be easily arranged to express something new.

DIY Paper Art

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It’s always amazing what a few pieces of folded paper can do. Thanks to origami, you can create various 3D shapes that are very lightweight and can easily be put up on your wall. From birds to gold fish, geometric shapes to butterflies, the only limit is your own imagination. You may have to learn some new paper craft, but it will be worth the effort.

There are so many ways to channel your creativity upon blank spaces. If you’d like to embark on a more ambitious project to transform your empty wall spaces, feel free to engage our professional interior designers and contractors on! 

written by Michelle Chee