When it comes to buying a home and making it your own, there are many important facets to consider. The top of the list for most consumers is cost. This is why many home buyers should consider incorporating DIY projects into as many aspects of their home as possible.
While completing DIY projects that can be a great way to save money
and make your home feel like your own, homeowners may also want to consider incorporating their personal art into their home DIY projects.
Why Incorporate My Art Into My Home?
As with many DIY projects, creating your own art allows you not only to save money on purchasing decor for your home but also allows you the opportunity to create pieces that are customized exactly the way you prefer.
Do you have a vision of the perfect pattern for your walls but can't find the right wallpaper anywhere? Why not try to create it yourself? You'll likely save time, money, and frustration along the way.
What's more, incorporating your own art into your home's design is a great way to take ownership of your home and customize it. While it is easy to fall prey to social media home decor trends, why attempt to create someone else's ideal home when you should be working toward creating your own?
Easy DIY Home Art
Create Big Basics
Statement pieces are an important part of any room. Creating a statement painting
does not have to be complicated and can even make your decor struggle easier. Simply color match your room's color scheme to a set of three or more paints.
Go ahead and purchase a large piece of canvas or tapestry appropriate for the wall you are looking to accent.
Next, let your abstract mind handle the rest. You really can't go wrong when creating abstract paintings. Either brush your colors in differing angles against each other or grab a sponge and dab the paints onto the canvas. The main idea is to get the colors on the canvas in order to create a central piece.
Finally, go ahead and hang the piece proudly. When your visitors ask you where you found a piece that complements your room so well, go ahead and tell them you made it yourself and enjoy their praise!
Repurpose Your Photographs
Whether you're a photography enthusiast or not, it is likely you have a set of photos somewhere that complement each other. For a minimalist approach
, go ahead and print the photos in black and white.
Find either a black frame with white backing or a plain white frame and you'll automatically have a chic and classy, professional photo series on your wall. Small, complementary frames of different sizes work well to create an eclectic appearance.
Those with a more artistic approach to photography will likely not want to change the original composition of their photos. Instead, work with the frames available to you in order to create a gallery you can be proud of.
The frames of the same color do well to pull a collection of photos together, while eclectic frames can add a more artsy look to the gallery.
Every Room Is A Gallery - Even Your Bathroom
While many people find it easy and natural to decorate common spaces such as the living room and private spaces such as the bedroom, many home decorators often overlook a key space - the bathroom. According to Gavin Smith from ibuiltmyhome
, there are many aspects of remodeling a bathroom that are simple enough to be done yourself to help save on labor costs. For example, adding some chic new wallpaper to your bathroom is a simple, low-cost DIY project that can completely transform the space.
Once you've transformed the walls, go ahead and add some of your art to the room, giving your bathroom the pop it deserves.
Shelve Your Physical Art
If you prefer sculptures and other trinkets, there are still plenty of creative ways to show them off in your home. Installing shelves and ledges into any room can give you extra wall room in order to display sentimental items as well as physical art.
Shelves can either be purchased directly from the store and screwed into the wall or made yourself in order to truly optimize the wall space available to you.
Making Your Own Shelves
Purchase your choice of wood from a hardware store.
Measure the wall space and mark the wood according to the measurements.
Measure enough wood to have an overhang and align the pieces together so they are centered.
Stain the wood according to your tastes, if necessary.
Nail the top and the pieces together.
Add a spacer and nail the cove molding if going for an artistic look.
Mount the cleat on the wall and attach the shelf. Voila! You have a custom and affordable shelf on which to display your art.
Get Creative With Ceramics
While fine china and ceramic plates have often been reserved for display in cabinets and shoved away in drawers, it may seem a shame to keep them hidden away. Instead, these beautiful matching sets can be put on display and used as unique pieces of art for one's home.
If you already have a set of fine plate wear with a great design, the work of matching pieces together has already been done for you. These pieces are often visually stunning and worthy of display. Affixing them to the wall can give you the two-for-one benefit of displaying art pieces you already own while filling up spaces on your walls in need of accent pieces.
Whatever art you choose, make sure to make it your own. Choosing the space for your art is just as important as choosing the art itself. At the end of the day, you will be able to sit back and relax knowing that you have crafted the space in your own style. You know how satisfying it is to see that you are surrounded by the art you made yourself.