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DIY Wall Art Ideas To Beautify Your Indoor Space

Wall art can transform a bland, lifeless wall into a stunning focal point that reflects your personality and style.

Creating your own do-it-yourself (DIY) wall art is not only a cost-effective way to beautify your indoor space, but it also allows you to infuse your home with unique, personal touches.  


Tools You'll Need 

Here are the tools you’ll need when creating DIY wall art ideas for your indoor space: 

  • Canvas or blank surfaces (the base for most wall art) 

  • Acrylic paints (versatile and easy to use for various painting techniques) 

  • Paintbrushes of different sizes and shapes for varying effects 

  • Sponges for applying paint and creating texture 

  • Palette knives (ideal for spreading and layering paint) 

  • Pliers for bending metal wire (Maun are best) 

  • Stencils to help create precise designs 

  • Painter's tape for creating clean lines and patterns 

  • Glue for attaching various elements to your canvas 

  • Metal wire for 3D art and hanging purposes 

  • Scissors for cutting materials and tapes 

  • Rulers and measuring tape to ensure precision in your designs 

  • Protective coverings to keep your workspace clean 


Here are some inspiring DIY wall art ideas to get you started. 

1. Abstract Canvas Painting 

You do not have to be an experienced painter to create a beautiful abstract painting.

Start with an empty canvas, then choose colors that will look good in your room.

Use brushes, sponges, or your hands to apply the paint in big, sweeping strokes. Allow colors to bleed or run into each other and across to create movement and layering.  

Wall art

2. Geometric Wall Art 

To make geometric wall art, you'll need a blank canvas or a piece of wood. Tape off the geometric shapes you want to achieve with painter's tape.

Paint within the taped sections using different colors for each shape. Let it dry, then slowly remove the tape to reveal crisp, clean lines.

Chic yet simple, this project is designed to lend a modern touch. 

3. Gallery Wall 

Collect frames in various sizes and styles and fill them with a mix of family photos, art prints, quotes, fabric swatches, or scrapbook paper.

Arrange them on the floor until you find a layout you like, then attach the frames to the wall, spacing them equally.

A gallery wall adds a personal touch and can be easily updated over time. By incorporating different elements, you create a dynamic and visually appealing focal point in your room.

Check this related link about wooden picture frames that you can use to create a gallery wall.


4. Fabric Wall Hangings 

You can make an exquisite wall hanging using materials like macrame, yarn, or fabric scraps.

For a simple macrame piece, you will need a wooden dowel and some cotton rope. Learn a few basic macrame knots and create a design to suit your taste.

Alternatively, you can use nice fabric or an heirloom scarf. Attach the fabric to a wooden dowel or a curtain rod and hang it on the wall.  

Knitting makrame

5. Repurposed Items 

Find things that can be reused and transformed into unique art pieces. For example, an old wooden pallet can become rustic wall art with some paint or stain and a stencil design or inspirational quote.

You can also create a cool display with vintage plates, mirrors, or old windows. The options are endless, and these items find new life while bringing character to your space. 

6. Botanical Prints 

Take various types of fresh leaves and flowers and place them between two sheets of parchment paper.

Press them using a heavy book or a flower press for several weeks until they are completely dry.

Once pressed, arrange your leaves and flowers on a piece of cardstock or watercolor paper.

Glue them down using a clear-drying adhesive, then frame your botanical print. This touch of natural art brings freshness and an organic feel to your home. 

7. String Art 

Begin with a piece of wood or canvas. Draw or print out a simple design or word and glue it to your base. Place small nails around the outline of your design, then hammer them down and remove the paper.

Using embroidery thread or thin yarn, attach one end to a nail, then start weaving the thread around the nails to fill in your design until you achieve the desired look. 

8. Chalkboard Wall Art 

Pick a wall or a part of it and apply the paint according to the instructions on the tin. Once it is dry, you can create drawings, write quotes, or simply doodle with chalk.

The best part is that it washes off, allowing you to change the designs as often as you like. This interactive art would look wonderful in kids' rooms, kitchens, or home offices. 

9. Photo Collage 

Print out your favorite photos in different sizes. Attach them to large cardboard or stick them directly on the wall in a shape, pattern, or randomly.

You could create a heart, grid, or any design you like. Use adhesive putty or small squares of double-sided adhesive to lightly press your photos into position.

A collage of photos adds a personal touch to the room and serves as a daily reminder of well-spent moments. 

10. Inspirational Quotes 

Choose one that speaks to you and display it using stencils to paint directly on the wall, printing and framing it, or applying removable vinyl lettering.

Surround the quote with complementary artwork or leave it as a standalone piece. This simple yet meaningful art can motivate and uplift you every day. 


The DIY wall art ideas above gives you the satisfaction of customizing your home to express yourself.

Use your imagination, and simple materials can make everything possible for a personalized display of artwork on your walls.

Now, gather all your materials, roll up your sleeves, and start creating that wall beauty that will speak volumes about your joyful indoor space. 


Jenny Kakoudakis likes to blog about interiors. She launched the award-winning Seasons in Colour in 2014. When she is not chasing criminals out of the financial system (her day job), she gets creative by redecorating her own home.

Download her free bathroom renovation guide here.


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