Wall decorations have always been an important part of any interior or exterior décor. These decorations have the power to draw attention towards them by becoming the focal points in any area.
With a little creativity, imagination and research, you can create awesome walls for under £100 with the help of instant (ready made) or DIY (do it yourself) décor projects.
Instant and Easy Wall Décor Solutions
These are the easiest and quickest methods for setting up any wall décor. You can easily go to the market and buy these ready made décor solutions and start enjoying them.
The Gallery under £100
A photo gallery can never go wrong when it comes to budget wall décor. Simply dig into your old albums and pick out the best shots. Get a good number of readymade frames from the thrift store for framing the photo shots. Put these shots in identical frames or frames that can go well altogether if not identical.
You can simply create an exciting wall by the cluster of these frames. The rule is that whatever the sizes or styles of frames you choose; they should work together as a cluster. If you work it all up and in the end it all seems not to be working, take it all down and try something different. It is better to plan the cluster by putting the frames on a big table or floor to see how they shall look on the wall before drilling or nailing the wall and then finding out that it didn’t go as you thought.
Completely reject symmetry. These designs work out together because of different reasons at different times. Sometimes this collection works because the pieces mesh altogether as they are uniform in some way, or sometimes they work because of being totally different, Some work out for having some symmetry while other work for completely rejecting symmetry.
At the end its somewhat related to the overall look and the balance instrument in our eyes as sometimes we create balance through height and width while sometimes we balance through colors and designs.
Wall Décor with Mirrors
Check mattgalligan for a detailed article on this
Want to give a more classic look to your décor for less? Mirrors are always the best solution for being beautiful no matter whatever their size is and secondly for being a cheap solution to create a classy look.
Gather up all mirrors in your house. Whether hand mirrors or other types, wherever you find them cheap get hold of them. Now place them on a wall in a way that looks aesthetically pleasing. There is no exact formula according to which we can arrange. But the key is to create a balance and harmony and something that looks composed and good in the end.
Mirrors of any shape or size can add drama to any décor and lightens it up also.
Wall Decals and Stickers
Image by LivingRoomIdeas
The most easy and least expensive way to create a wall you want or the look you expect from the wall, is to add wall decals or stickers on the wall. You can pick up any style or color from online stores as well as all big markets.
Choose your style and mood and pick up the stickers you think will complete and complement your décor. Pick the wall of the room you want to put focus on. Ideally it should be the wall that is mainly visible from the entrance of the room. Apply these stickers and you will be amazed to see how instantly these stickers will make your wall look like a piece of art.
3D Wall Art
Arrange your collectibles in a symmetrical grid pattern of frames to form an interesting wall art. Surrounding frames around the objects create balance and harmony. Antique cameras specially would create a more interesting look.
This approach can create awesome 3-D art and wall décor that is cool, creative and unconditional. This can also prove to be an excellent way to showcase your collectibles.
Flat Hexagonal Mirrors
Don’t forget to check this nice article here for these mirrors
Hexagonal Mirrors are the ‘in’ thing of today especially if you have a budget to follow. Hexagonal mirrors look great when clustered together but can also be put apart at varying distances to create an abstract look. You can also pop or raise a few mirrors from the bunch to stand out from the rest. This will create a different and more sophisticated look.
Green moss on the wall
Some cool ideas at mummieplants
This is an ideal budget wall décor idea that can bring some greenery and life in your house. All you need to do is to simply drill a thin inexpensive board of wood on your wall. And then glue green carpet (close to natural looking greenery or moss) on top of it.
Live Size Personal Photograph Splits
Everybody has old treasures of photographs they admire. A perfect classical addition to any wall can be a live human size canvas developed from an old photograph. Maybe a black and white wedding photograph of your parents printed onto canvas. Single huge human image split into various small canvases can look great on a wall.
Wall Décor with Empty Frames
A detailed article for these at tipjunkie
Empty frames of different sizes with same/different colors arranged on a wall can give an excellent classy look to any room. This setup will not only look beautiful but will make any wall of the room interesting. This combination of art pieces grouped together as one can make the perfect focal point in any room.
This look looks more impressive with classic frames on a wall paper with oriental designs. This wall décor can also look perfect with country style inspired frames on beautiful floral wall papers.
Room available at Usonahome
An excellent way to maximize style and décor through budget wall décor is to use a combination of techniques to create a very strong design. The whole décor of the room in the above image is uniquely done to support the wall art thus making this wall art a complete success.
The idea is that the whole décor, in actual, supports the wall décor to compete the look. This simple wall décor idea incorporates a large black rectangle that is also found in the shape of the pillows and again in the pattern in the rug. The rectangles in pattern of the rug, in the placement of the pillows, the shape of the sofa and then in the off-center placement of the coffee table, reveal that this style combines repetition of color, repetition of shape, and furniture placement to add emphasis.
This is an excellent budget wall idea that has helped to pull the overall look together.
Wall Décor with Trays
Really nice DIY idea to make these at home
Create a beautiful rustic look with the help of antique trays placed above one another on a wall. You can use the already present metallic trays in your house or you can also look into open flea markets for second hand and old trays. One of the best places where you can get excellent trays to put on your wall can be antique stores. The only problem with antique stores is that the prices are on a higher end. For that reason open markets and thrift stores are the best places to get such stuff.
If you cannot get rusted trays and the trays you brought are bright and sparkling, you can polish them with dark polish or lightly running a sponge with paint to create a dirty rustic look.
In case you have shiny silver trays you can also utilize them to create a look.
Flat Baskets and Coconut wood Bowls
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An excellent way to add color and texture to any wall can be to hang or place random colorful baskets and bowls on a wall. The idea is that all these items used should have an approximate equal height. The baskets can be dyed in many colors that match the décor. Place the bowls and baskets harmoniously across the wall to create the ultimate look.
This décor idea is excellent for large kitchen, dining rooms or large bright living rooms. Get creative and enjoy.
Decorate with Circular Mirrors
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Simple circular mirror frames placed on a wall can create a classy look in the room. This wall décor idea is great specially for a small room space and creates an illusion of space by reflecting light. Mirror frames of varying sizes can specially create more interesting wall.
You can simply go with black or other color mirror frames or you can simply omit the frames and use circular mirrors on the wall to give a neater and wide look to the wall.
Decorate with Overlaying Frames
Above gallery was decorated by inmyownstyle
Overlaying classic frames work excellent to create a classic and beautiful look in any room. Search thrift stores and garage sales to gather frames in a small budget. Spray paint them with classic rich colors in an outdoor area. Place them over each other in an aesthetically pleasing manner and place the combination on the wall to complete a beautiful classic interior.
DIY Artwork for Budget Walls
Nice tutorial to create above artwork at allenmowery
You don’t have to spend thousands of pounds on artwork for your home. Do it Yourself or DIY projects allow you replicate or create expensive and out of budget designs for less. You can easily customize the colors, styles, and shapes to your own taste and on top of all this you can easily stay within your budget.
The Perfect Photograph Collage
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Wall décor under 100£ can be tricky. Especially wall art with a personal and classy touch can end up on a large budget. The Art gallery photography can be expensive. Let’s create a high end look for less by using your own photographs as artwork.
The trick is to take high-resolution digital photographs. Get them printed and enlarged on a good quality printer. Reduce cost by mounting them on inexpensive frames. You can even add border to these photographs with the help of tape which can match the color or look you want to create. Or you can simply wrap a slightly larger image on a little smaller stretcher frame and paste/tape it neatly from the back side.
DIY Pretty Paper Frames
Buy light weight beautiful readymade frames from a One Pound (1£) store or pick up some look alike worn out frames for less and then fresh paint them in white. Open the backs of the frames and add bright colored scrapbook paper with different patterns and prints.
This is quick and easy way to achieve inexpensive artwork that can match your room’s color scheme or patterns. These frames prove to be the best wall décor idea for kid’s room to add a splash of color to their walls. You can later switch these colored papers with drawings of kids on a later stage. Believe me that your kids would love it. 😉
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