You have just built your dream home and the walls are a blank canvas. But how do you fill all the white space? We have come up with some great tips and tricks to style your home on a budget.
1. Textiles are your friend
Don’t be afraid to get innovative when it comes to what you put on your walls. Different textiles can not only fill that unsightly space but add an element of touch and feel to a room. Anything from Persian rugs, unique quilts to vintage blankets.
2. Make a feature wall using wallpaper
Patterned feature walls look great! Wallpaper is a fantastic way to get a great design and draw in some colours from around the room. If you want a less permanent solution then frame wallpaper off cuts to look like funky prints.
3. Get creative with shelving
More than a functional feature, shelving is great for adding lines and structure to a room. Choose timber shelving for warmth or opt for a chrome material to create an industrial feel. When stacking your shelves, remember to use items that are different shapes and sizes to add levels.
If you have a small space then hanging mirror will make the room feel larger. Your mirror frame is everything so make sure that it is consistent with the look in your room.
5. DIY with Washi Tape
Washi tape is a Japanese paper tape that is still very popular. With so many different colours and patterns to choose from, you can create an amazing feature in your home. This works wonders in a child’s bedroom or activity area.
6. Frame anything and everything
Old jewellery you don’t wear, buttons, brooches, bits of fabric, old cards - there is really no limit to what you can frame! If you’re creating a gallery wall, pick a colour scheme but mix up the shapes and sizes to create an organic look.
7. Print worthy quotes
Use quotes that mean something to you or help you get out of bed in the morning. Print. Frame. Repeat. This is a fantastic way to make simple, multipurpose art.
8. Hang a map
Vintage maps look incredible when hung with or without a frame. You could also use a new map and mark on it where you’ve been or where you plan to go.
9. Wall hooks
Wooden, ceramic, metal and plastic – the range of wall hooks has expanded in the range of material and style. Opt for minimalist wooden hooks or quirky shapes to match your interior design. Hang a scarf, bag or hat and your wall becomes both stylish and functional.
10. Kids’ gallery
Kids have an amazing ability to produce some really creative and abstract art. So if you have children, give them the colours your want to incorporate into a space and let them do the work for you! You can get these drawings blown up and printed on a canvas. Not only will it look great but it will have sentimental value.
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