This post is sponsored by Stencil Revolution. All opinions are entirely my own.
Even though we moved into our home years ago, we still had way too many bare walls in our home.
The walls were my last priority in getting ourselves unpacked and settled. So, picture frames sat in boxes in the garage for months and months.
What I didn’t know in my procrastination was that I could have been using all that blank wall space to our advantage.
Wall space isn’t just for pictures – it’s a gem of versatility! From floating shelves to accent walls to cool wall hangings to easy DIY wall art ideas, here are six easy DIYs for your walls so they will no longer be bare or boring.
1. Build Simple Shelves
One of my favorite spots in our home is my craft room, which is just a sitting room off our bedroom. When we moved in, we had no idea what we were going to do with it. Ha! I’ve completely taken it over with craft supplies.
When I had filled every inch, I moved to the walls.
We built two simple shelves with the dimensions to fit four fabric storage bins on each. That’s eight storage bins – filled to the brim – and not taking up any closet or desk space!
If you’re running out of space in your home, take a look at your empty walls, and see where you could put up a few storage shelves.
2. Make a Cool Wall Hanging
It’s hard to find the perfect wall hanging to go over couches and beds because they need to be so big to look nice. And, art is expensive! So, why not DIY it?
I partnered with Stencil Revolution to create this awesome stenciled world map wall hanging.
They have really cool stencils, and they have more than half a dozen sizes for each stencil. So you can paint a giant wall with a huge stencil or make a custom DIY piece like I did.
To make this, I first measured the area above the couch in the craft room. Then, I ordered the world map stencil size that was a little smaller.
After that, I put together three wooden boxes, painted them white, and then used the world map stencil.
As far as the paints, I used acrylic paint and faded one color into the next.
It looks amazing in my craft room above the couch – it fits the area perfectly and I got to create something exactly the way I wanted. Definitely check out the stencils that Stencil Revolution has 🙂
Rather than have blank walls above couches or beds, think about making a custom DIY piece with cool stencils. This is one of my favorite easy DIY wall art ideas 🙂
3. Create Gallery Wraps
Another way to create wall art is by making your own gallery wraps.
Simply purchase a few canvases from the craft stores, and then find some wall decals that fit the theme of the room. Paint the canvases and then apply the wall decals. I painted some a solid blue and others striped. The striped ones added some extra flair.
You could also use stencils on these gallery wraps too. These are great for nurseries or kids rooms.
And, if the decals come up easily, you can swap out the decals for other ones as the kids grow up.
These canvases are definitely a go-to project for easy DIY wall art ideas.
4. Put Together Scrap Wood Picture Ledges
These picture ledges were free! Yes, you read that right 🙂 We made them out of scrap wood laying around the garage (I love a good scrap wood project) and painted them with paint we had on hand.
The little ledge at the end is perfect for holding picture frames, and I emptied an entire box of frames. The picture frames perfectly took up the wall space in between two windows.
Not only were the ledges free, but it took just a few hours to put together.
5. Spray Paint Frames for an Artistic Gallery
If you’re looking to make a gallery but can’t find enough frames that will compliment each other, use spray paint.
I had an entire gallery of brown wooden frames, but two of the embroidered pictures had frames that just didn’t go.
With a little painter’s tape and some spray paint, the pictures now fit perfectly.
6. Create an Accent Wall
I love a gorgeous accent wall, and it’s an amazing way to bring character and flair to your space.
There are so many ways to create an accent wall – you can wallpaper, you can stencil an accent wall, or you can paint – a whole wall one color or a simple striped wall.
One of my favorite things about an accent wall is it saves you from painting the whole room – just updating one wall usually is enough.
7. Hang Pegboard for Office or Craft Supplies
This is another of my favorite DIYs from my craft room.
By installing pegboard, I was able to empty my entire desk. In fact, I got rid of my desk of drawers for a much simple table-desk design.
I didn’t know if I would like the pegboard because I would have to put everything back always (something I’m not great at), but I LOVE it! It looks so cool, and I can see everything.
Also, I don’t get asked questions by my husband and kids about where my scissors or markers are because everything is in plain sight. My son has a little spot on the edge, where he stores his markers and paint brushes too.
If you have overlooked wall space in your home, turn it into a fun DIY project.
You can use wall space for storage – floating shelves, storage shelves, pegboard organization, or built-in cabinets. You can use the space for fun décor to add a little style in. You easily update or modernize your home with cool pictures or wall hangings with these easy DIY wall art ideas.
Wall space is undoubtedly a little gem that can be used in efficient or creative ways. If you’re looking to add a little flair to your walls, definitely try one of the above DIYs.