If there’s anything that gets us excited every day it’s the prospect of new and interesting DIY projects that we can discover and share with you guys. Today we’ve put together a big list of cool DIY wall decor ideas because every space needs a dose of charm and customization in order to truly feel like home.
These types of projects are really great because they don’t require you to use any big and scary tools and focus more on developing one’s creativity. They inspire and they make our homes and our lives more beautiful and more enjoyable. They’re also simple, so simple in fact that anyone could make them.
Fun and Easy DIY Projects to Brighten Up Your Walls
1. Super Simple DIY Wall Art
Art can take infinite forms and you don’t need to be extremely talented in order to create something beautiful and eye-catching that you can display on the walls in your home. An abstract painting could be the perfect answer in this case. Try making something using white poster boards, picture frames and leftover paint. Foam paint brushes are ideal for this task and minimalistic frames are best because they don’t steal the attention from the actual painting. DIY wall art such as this can be customized in lots of different ways.
2. Wall Basket Planters
Next time you see some cute little woven baskets in a store, go ahead and buy a set. You can definitely do something cute with them. Our favorite idea is to turn them into wall basket planters. You don’t need much for this project: woven baskets in whatever size and shape you like, scissors, a large needle, cotton or yarn and plants. Air plants would be best suited for this project because they don’t require soil and instead absorb water and nutrients through their leaves.
3. 3D Fake Flower Wall Art
If you find traditional vases to be too mainstream and boring, why not make one that isn’t? A cool project idea could be this 3D fake flower wall art piece made with canvas, lots of paper straws, foam board, faux flowers and tissue paper. What’s nice is that you can choose your own favorite color palette for this project in order to customize it to your liking.
4. Pretty Flower Wall Art
Floral wall art can take lots and lots of different forms. One of our favorite project ideas involves tree branches and silk flowers. When put together they create a bohemian decoration that’s actually really easy to make. The flowers are hanging on white tulle strips and look lovely and delicate plus this particular branch is really thin and delicate as well.
5. Heart-Shaped Floral Wall Art
Temporary wall art projects are really cool too. They’re special because they don’t stay up much time and usually they’re meant to follow certain specific themes. For example, you could make something beautiful for Valentine’s Day using flowers. You can use both fresh and faux flowers as well as greens, berried and other things that would fit in your design. Check out this heart-shaped floral wall art and use it as a source of inspiration.
6. Easy Tissue Paper Flowers
Have you ever made tissue paper flowers? It’s pretty easy and quite fun. All you need is tissue paper folds in various colors, twine or yarn, scissors and painter’s tape. You can have these flowers displayed on a wall and this can either be a temporary or more permanent decor solution. Create a colorful backdrop for your workspace, hallway or living room or use the flowers as party decorations whenever you’re planning a fun celebration.
7. Colorful String Wall Art
Any leftover yarn that you may have from previous projects could be used to make colorful string wall art. The outcome will depend on the type of yarn that you decide to use, the colors and also any other alterations that you may choose to make along the way. In addition to all the yarn you’re also going to need a wooden dowel. Put your new creation on display and enjoy the cozy vibe that it imprints onto the entire room.
8. Custom DIY String Art
Speaking of string art, there’s another strategy that you can use and this is quite popular. You’ve probably seen this sort of projects around before. It’s about time you did one yourself. Create custom string art using a few simple things: a piece of wood . or plywood, lots of small nails, lots of string, a hammer and a piece of paper and a pencil. Sketch your design on the paper, nail it in place onto the wood, then add more nails all around the outside edge. After that the most time-consuming part of the project begins: wrapping all the string around the nails.
9. A Map String Art Project for Your Wall
If you like the idea of custom string art but you’re not sure what design you should try, how about a map string art project? You could create the outline or your country, state or city or you can choose places that you visited. In any case, it should be a fairly simple project but of course the difficulty and duration depend on the type of map that you choose. The materials you’ll need remain the same: a piece of plywood, string, paper, nails and a hammer. You can also paint the plywood if you want to.
10. Canvas Wall Art
Canvas wall art is fun to make and can be personalized in all sorts of cool ways. To make things easier you can use colorful cardstock or paper instead of painting the canvases. Either draw the design on or use a printer, then cut out the shape out of the canvas piece. When you slide colored cardstock behind it, the design will show through. You can find out more details about this DIY wall art project on diys.
11. A Party Confetti Wall
Something else that’s really easy to pull off is a confetti wall. All you need is a circle cutter, cardstock in various different colors and double-sided tape. Put a piece of tape on each circle and attach it to the wall. Repeat until you randomly tape all the circles. they’ll look like giant confetti and your wall will look amazing. You can then easily take them off whenever you want without damaging the wall. Check out diys in case you need additional details.
12. Shadowboxes Filled With Faux Fruits
As you’re probably aware, there’s a ton of cool DIY wall art projects that you can do for the living room, bedroom, and other major spaces. However, areas like the kitchen are a bit more difficult. There’s one project in particular that we think would be absolutely perfect for this room: shadowboxes filled with faux fruits. You can have a few of these displayed on the kitchen wall. They’ll add color to the room and they’ll look fresh and cheerful. You need shadowboxes, fake fruits (or veggies), burlap, a hot glue gun, scissors, and a hammer and nails. You can find more details about this on diys.
13. Paint Chip Wall Art
If you want to try your hand at something a bit more…artistic, check out this cool pixelated painting. There’s actually no painting involved in this project. Instead, it’s all made using paint chips in a variety of different colors. You can recreate any image using this technique. Apart from the paint chips you also need kraft paper, painter’s tape, scissors, glue, and a pixelated printout of a painting or an image that you want to recreate. This is the Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer. If you prefer something more contemporary maybe you can try a Minecraft-inspired design. Check out diys if you need more info.
14. DIY Yarn Wall Art
This is a project that focuses on a lot of texture and color. This wall art piece is made using lots of yarn in different colors, floral wire, macrame cord, and a big needle. There’s a horseshoe design going on here but it’s not necessarily the main theme of the project. You can also create patterns if you want to and combine the colors however you see fit. You can find all the details of this project on aprettyfix.
15. A Bent Wire Memo Board
Memo boards can definitely be useful but they don’t always look that great. You can remedy that with a simple DIY project. Make your own custom memo board and make it special. A cool idea is to use wire to do so. You can bend a long piece of craft wire using pliers and you can turn it into a lovely “remember” sign that you can attach notes and other things to. It’s all described in detail on craftifymylove.
16. Paint-Dipped Picture Frames
Picture frames are not as popular as they used to be now that everyone keeps their favorite photos on their phone or their laptop. Still, that doesn’t mean you can use a bunch of old picture frames to make some modern wall art. The transformation can actually be super easy. These paint-dipped picture frames can give you a hint as to what the project is all about. You need masking tape and paint in order to create something similar.
17. A Handmade Memo Board
In case you find the idea of a custom, handmade memo board interesting but you didn’t really resonate with the wire one we featured earlier, check out this other cool project that we found on handmadeweekly. This memo board is a bit more robust and better-structured. It has this cute little grid that you can attach notes and other things to. You can also use this as a decoration for your home office.
18. Hexagon-Shaped Wall Shelves
Hexagon-shaped wall shelves are very trendy right now and they’re often combined into groups creating honeycomb-inspired patterns. But this particular shelf is not like the others. As you can see, it’s made of popsicle sticks. It’s also small and that gives it a really cute vibe. You can easily make something similar if you want to and all you need is glue, wood stain, a paintbrush, a hexagon template, and lots of popsicle sticks (about 100). You can find all the details on makeanddocrew.
19. DIY Diamond Ripple Wall Art
If you’re into abstract artwork and geometric designs you might also like this DIY diamond ripple wall art idea from classyclutter. It’s not as complicated as it may seem. It’s important to find the right size painter’s tape in order to get a design that you’re happy with. You’ll need two types of tape: wide and narrow. You can also choose to use paint in any color or colors you want and combine them however you see fit. Your final result could thus be very different from the one that inspired you to do this project in the first place.
20. Three Geometric Hearts With Popsicle Sticks
Here’s yet another cute project that you can do with popsicle sticks. For this one, you need around 95 sticks which is enough to craft three geometric hearts. You can paint each one in a different color andintertwine them as you progress with the project. In addition to all the popsicle sticks, you should also buy some wood stain, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, and glue. You can make the heart template yourself or look for one online.
21. DIY Jute Rope Love Sign
Rope is another nice resource that you can use in your DIY projects and crafts. You could use some jute rope to make a beautiful sign which you can display in your bedroom or up on a wall anywhere you see fit. It’s all described in detail on hymnsandverses but here’s the quick version: using a combination of corn starch, water and glue you soak the rope and then arrange in the shape that you want it to take. Let it dry, then hang it.
22. DIY Frame for Polaroids
Polaroids are still a thing and have actually seen a comeback lately since they look so similar to Instagram posts. Here’s a cute frame that you can make so you can display all your favorite ones. The frame itself is not special so you can just repurpose an old one as long as it has the desired size and shape. Then just add a few layers of twine and hang the pictures using mini clothespins. Check out mylittleartichoke to find out more about this project.
23. Scrap Wood Wall Decoration
Here’s something cute that you can make using leftover wood from previous projects. It’s a decoration that you can hang up on a wall or display on a shelf and it has a star-shaped cut-out at the center. Getting this shape just right takes some planning and precise measurements so take your time and do things right. We really the look of stained wood but of course you can also choose to paint it instead or to leave it unfinished. Additional details about this project can be found on thehappierhomemaker.
24. DIY Branch Art Headboard
I’ve always wanted to use branches in a DIY project. If you too find them interesting and worthy of becoming decorations in your home, check out this cool project idea featured on emoriekidder. It’s not a difficult project and the trickiest part would actually be to find a bunch of branches with nice shapes. Maybe you can find some in your own backyard. If not, take a trip and gather some.
25. Arrow DIY Wall Art
There’s also one more project idea that we want to share with you today. It comes from thediydreamer. The project shows how you can make wood arrows which you can turn into wall decorations for your home. The combination of colors chosen here is really beautiful and we love the contrast between the arrows and the background.
26. Autumn Floral Hanging
Autumn, like every season, brings us beautiful new colors and changes in scenery. Seasonal flowers come into bloom and can be used as decorations around the house. Rather than just putting them in vases you could try something a bit different instead. Create a fall floral arrangement similar to a wreath which you can hang up on a wall. All you need is silk flowers, a wooden clock cut out or a piece of plywood or cardboard and a hot glue gun. All the instructions can be found on diys.
27. DIY Clay Eye Mirror
Mirrors are quite underrated as decorations. They can be effortlessly incorporated into all sorts of decors and displayed on walls along with framed artwork and pictures or by themselves. Of course, a lot of time the most interesting part about a mirror is its frame and this is one of those cases. This self-seeing eye mirror has a really cool frame made out of clay and its design is very interesting. Check out isoscella to find out more about it.
28. Felt Succulent Wall Hanging
These cute succulents are made out of felt which is actually the primary material for this entire project featured on lostmom. This lovely wall-hanging decoration is crafted using an embroidery hoop, ribbon and felt in a few different colors: two shades of green for the succulents and some brown and peach for the rest. The succulents sit in a little pocket.
29. Abstract Wall Mural
A change of wall color can always make a room feel different and fresh. Painting an entire wall is quite easy and definitely an option but if you want to try something different and more artistic we suggest checking out this beautiful abstract mural idea from akailochiclife. It’s so beautiful how the color fades away at the top and how the bright turquoise transitions into a very soft magnolia nuance. These are definitely two colors that go really well together in this context.
30. DIY Horizontal Slat Wall
Another way to create an accent wall, this time without using paint, is to create a sort of border, a section that stands out. To be a bit more specific, you could create a horizontal slat wall using a few wooden planks. These can stretch across the width of the wall and only cover up the bottom section, creating a nice backdrop for a table or a desk for example. Check out danslelakehouse to find out the details of this project.
31. Hang Tassels From Your Wall
Tassels are easy to make and can be used as little decorations to embellish other things but also to make interesting and original wall art. One example is this lovely wall hanging which has an ombre design. It’s made from 7 long tassels evenly spaced out and hanging from a wooden rod. There’s nothing complicated about this and that’s the beauty of this whole project. You can find out more about it on diys.
32. DIY Wall Propagation Tubes
Here’s something that you may not have thought of putting on display before the roots of plants. Well, these are actually propagation tubes similar to bud vases. They can be used in a variety of ways, either to propagate plants and watch them grow or to display fresh plants and flowers in a way that’s a bit more unconventional and interesting than just having them in a vase on a table. There’s a tutorial on themerrythought which explains how these things can be made in case you’re interested.
33. Easy DIY Living Wall Art
Speaking of plants and interesting ways in which they can be displayed around the house, have you ever considered making some living wall art? There are ways to do this with real plants but we find it much easier and convenient to try it with faux ones first. There’s a pretty easy way to do this if you just take a canvas and paint it the same color as the plants or flowers that you want to use, then to add the artificial plants by poking small holes in the canvas and using pipe cleaners to attach the stems. More details can be found on abeautifulmess.
34. DIY Halloween Skeleton Hand Shelves
This particular project which comes from ctrlcurate is Halloween-themed. It shows how you can use a skeleton hand (you can probably plastic ones in stores around this time of the year) to create a spooky but also stylish wall decoration. The idea is to attach the skeleton hand to a wood plaque and to position it so it can act as a shelf and hold something like a small pumpkin or a bunch of flowers for example.
35. Back to School Wreath
You can always rely on a wreath to add cheer and beauty to a space. Wreaths can be made from lots of different things, the most common ones being of course all the different kinds of plants and flowers. These ones however are quite unique. They’re decorated with lots of novelty erasers and they look magnificent. It’s such an interesting and unexpected design and we love the creativity behind it. You can check out this project on delineateyourdwelling to find out the details about it.
36. Clipboard Gallery Wall
If you are looking for something simple to spruce up your office, why not add this clipboard gallery to your walls? You can add your favorite inspirational quotes or photos to each one, and they’ll make a simple yet stunning piece of artwork. A Shade of Teal shares this clipboard gallery wall that you can make to fit a room of any size. Of course, you could also use the clipboards for more practical reasons and make them into to-do list holders.
37. Peony Paint Wall
For anyone who is feeling up for the challenge of painting their walls, we love this beautiful peony paint wall from Katie’s Pencil Box. You could paint anything you like onto your walls, but this would look lovely in the corner of a bedroom, dining room, or office. Make sure you plan your painting out in advance to be sure the design will fit into the space you have in mind.
38. Shoebox Wall Shelves
If you are looking for a simple storage solution for your home, these shoebox wall shelves are a really fun project to try. We love that they make the most of an old household item that will otherwise end up in the trash. Crème de la Craft shows us how to create this easy project that will make a sophisticated set of shelves for any wall in your home.
39. Framed Scarf Art
It’s no secret that purchasing artwork can be expensive, and if you aren’t artistic yourself, you probably don’t want to paint something for your home. This framed scarf art takes a simple patterned scarf and frames it to create a stunning piece of artwork for your living room or bedroom. Choose any inexpensive scarf for this project from Honey Sweet Home, and the whole thing will only take you minutes to create.
40. DIY Bamboo Stick Sunburst Mirror
This mirror from Ten June Blog doubles up as both a functional item and a piece of modern art for your home. You’ll use bamboo sticks to create this pretty sunburst pattern, which surrounds a simple mirror in the center. While this project has made quite a large mirror display, you could make this a much smaller size if you are short of space. Simply cut smaller pieces of bamboo and use a smaller mirror to reduce the size.
41. Easy Geometric Wall Art
Create this colorful and rustic piece of wall art, thanks to these instructions from Pneumatic Addict. You’ll start off with a flat piece of wood, which makes the base of your wall art. From there, you add on smaller triangle-shaped pieces of wood to create this geometric pattern. You can customize the piece to your home’s décor by painting the triangles in any shade or color you desire. We think pastel colors look great on this wooden wall art, and they match the wooden design well.
42. Happy Dots Wall Art
Shop Sweet Things shares this super simple piece of DIY wall art that even the least artistic individuals will enjoy having a go at. You’ll use a simple sponge to print on the circles evenly, so you don’t have to worry about them having a uniform shape and size. Choose any color you fancy for this colorful piece of wall art which would look great in any room in your home.
43. DIY Circle Punch Art
If you like the pattern and style of the project listed above, you’ll love this DIY circle punch art project from Mer Mag. Instead of using paint this time, you’ll punch out circles from colorful and patterned paper, which you’ll then arrange in a simple pattern on the background. It’s a really fun project that you can get young children to help out with, so it would be ideal for the summer break this year. Make each circle as small or as big as you like, depending on the size of your frame.
44. DIY Yarn Wall Hanging
Wall hangings are perfect for a room of any shape or size, and you can use various materials and colors to suit your needs. Sarah Belle Elizabeth offers us this beautiful wall hanging, and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make. You’ll need lots of yarn to get started, and we recommend finding different colors and textures to play with. The only other things you’ll need are metal circle rings, metal wire, a wire cutter, and feathers.
45. Hang Plates on Your Wall
In homes around the country, people have stacks of old, antique plates that they don’t know what to do with. If you don’t feel like parting with these plates, consider adding them to a wall display. House Beautiful shows us how to make a gallery wall from porcelain plates, which will make a large feature wall in any room in your home. You’ll want to arrange your plates on the floor first to test out how they will look on the wall, and from there, you can commit to adding them to your wall.
46. Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging
For anyone who is looking for a large piece of statement artwork for their room or needs to cover up a damaged wall, this DIY fabric wall hanging is the ideal solution. Sugar & Cloth shares this easy and cheap project that will completely transform any room it’s placed in. Of course, you can choose the fabric you use, and you could go for something with a more neutral color if you prefer.
47. Lit Up Canvas Wall Decor
Ashlee Marie shows us how to make this beautiful canvas wall décor project that will light up any room in your home at night time. If you are looking to add a cozy touch to your home, this is the perfect option. You’ll love waiting until it turns dark each day to switch on your canvas wall décor, and it’s the perfect backdrop for a family movie night. Purchasing something like this in a store would be very expensive, so this is a great budget-friendly option.
48. A Wood Love Rope Sign
Funky Junk Interiors shares this Valentine’s Day project, which would still be great to display throughout the year in your home. This rustic project uses reclaimed wood in its base, and then you’ll need some heavy twine for the design. On top of that, you’ll just need a hot glue gun and a cordless drill. You’ll be impressed how simple this project is to complete, and it will completely transform any room you place it in.
49. Citrus Wall Art for Summer
If you are looking to add some wall art to your home that will remind you of the summer all year long, try out this project from Lake Girl Paints. This bold and colorful painting will look great in your kitchen and will brighten up the room at any time of the year. You’ll just need plywood as the base for the project, which you’ll start by painting white. After that, you can add any pattern or design you like with your favorite fruit.
50. Mounted Flowers Wall Art
For anyone who doesn’t have a large garden space, you can create a piece of wall art that brings the outdoors into your home. This YouTube tutorial places any type of flowers onto a board, which you can then display in your home. It’s a really pretty yet simple way of brightening up your home and will add more greenery into a small apartment.
All of these DIY wall décor ideas are perfect for even a first-time DIYer. None of these projects will take you much time or money to complete and are a fun way to liven up any wall in your home. We love reusing old items that would otherwise go to waste in our DIY projects, which many of the ideas listed here today do. We hope you have fun brightening up your walls this year with these DIY wall décor ideas we’ve shared today.