Hanging art on a budget can be a daunting task. However, with a little creativity and some simple ideas, you too can have beautiful wall art without breaking the bank.
Treat Your Walls Like Your Canvas
One of the first things to consider when hanging art on a budget is the size and look of your walls. If they are a blank canvass just waiting for your creative touch, then feel free to get as creative as you like! You can start off with something small like pillows or inexpensive frames or painting. You can even make your own collage or use scrap booking material to create your own look.
Here are some other tips to help you hang art on a budget:
Use What You Have – This is probably one of the most important tips if you want to hang art on a budget. Instead of buying a new frame, see what you might already have in frames that could use an update. Maybe that old photo frame from grandma could use some paint? Or maybe the mirror in your bathroom could use an overlay? There is tons of potential for wall art. And don’t forget about mirrors! Some of my favorite pieces are just mirrors hung in different ways creating unique shapes and sizes. Experiment! Go Thrift Store Shopping – Another great
Artwork is a great way to spruce up a room and make it feel more like home.
However, some people may not have the funds to spend on expensive art pieces when they are first starting out.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate your home with art. Here are some ideas for wall art that is easy on the wallet:
1. Make It Yourself
The best way to afford artwork is to make it yourself! Think of all the possibilities available to you – from hand-painted canvas, to framed photographs, to whatever you can dream up!
2. Buy Vintage
If you are looking for something a little more unique than your average frame or canvas, consider buying vintage. This will help you avoid the prices of new artwork while still giving your room that unique touch. Some great places to search for vintage artwork include thrift stores and flea markets as well as websites such as Etsy and eBay.
3. Get Creative With What You Have
If you are on a really tight budget, look around your house before going out and spending money on new art pieces. Are there any items in your home that could be turned into wall art? For instance, if you have old wine bottles or picture frames lying around collecting dust,
I have been looking for unique wall art that is easy on the wallet. I love the look of prints and this is a great way to add some color without breaking the bank. The cool thing about this idea is you can use any artwork you have or get any piece of art you like printed at a really low cost. You can even use photos for a personal touch.
You will need:
1. 16 x 20 canvas drop cloth from the hardware store $12
2. Your artwork or photos (I had 4 custom made at the drugstore for $3 each)
3. Rope- I used about 10 ft of rope that was originally intended for hanging lights $4
4. Picture hangers $3
5. Hammer and nails (or screwdriver if you have headless nails)
6. Staple gun with staples (optional)
7. Fabric scissors (or regular scissors in a pinch)**Keep in mind I already had all these things on hand so your cost may be different**
The best way to decorate your home without having a lot of cash is to use wall art. This can be as simple as framed pictures of your family or pets or even drawings you have done. A lot of people use posters and other items that they like.
It’s easy to find great wall art at garage sales and thrift stores, too. You can also make your own wall art by doing crafts or painting on canvas or wood.
Hanging wall art pieces is a lot easier than you might think. There are some really great tutorials online to help you and there are many different ways to hang things that will be easy and inexpensive!
Wall art is one of the best ways to bring character and color to a room without spending a ton of money. You can find all kinds of great pieces at thrift stores, flea markets or antique stores, or even create your own. So what if you don’t have a lot to spend? That doesn’t mean that you can’t put some great art on the walls!
Here are some ideas for budget-friendly wall art:
I have been on a mission for some time now to find decorating art for my walls that is both beautiful and cheap. It’s not so easy to do, but I have found some ways to make it work.
Here are some examples of how I put it all together.
Hanging wall art without damaging your walls is tricky. There are a number of ways to do it, but most require some pretty expensive materials.
I saw this great idea on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. All you need to make your own “shadow box” for wall art is an empty picture frame, some thin cardboard and some vinyl contact paper. The best part is that all materials can be purchased at the dollar store for less than $10!
My husband made this one for my daughter’s room in about 1 hour total time. Here are the steps we used:
1. Purchase your ingredients
2. Take out any existing glass from your frame (if applicable) 3. Measure and cut a piece of thin cardboard to fit the back of the frame 4. Tape the cardboard to the back of the frame 5. Apply vinyl contact paper to the back of the frame 6. Hang on wall using Command Strips or other removable adhesive
Here’s what it looks like after we applied it 🙂