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Cheap & Easy Wall Decor

By Edited Aug 23, 2015 1 0

Decorating your walls can be cheap and easy

Your home is a reflection of yourself, your taste, style, etc.  So when it comes to decorating your space, you want to select items that not only reflect your sense of style but you'll also enjoy seeing everyday.  

The cost of wall art can range from $0 - $1,000,000+, but most individuals won't have the higher end of this spectrum to spend on wall art.  Fabric covered art is an inexpensive and fun way to dress up your walls.

To make your art piece, go to your local craft store and select blank canvases in the desired size and quantity.  You can select one large size or consider multiple smaller sizes to make it more interesting.  Most home decor sources will tell you that odd numbered items are more appealing to the eye than even numbered ones so if you're choosing multiple pieces, consider purchasing 6 or 9 canvases. 

Then, head on over to the fabric department and select your favorite patterns, keeping in mind the colors of the space you're working with.   Once you've cut the desired pieces, you're ready to go home and start on your project.  

For this next step, you will need scissors and a staple gun.  If you don't have a staple gun, a hammer & small nails can work too.  Take your canvas, lay it down on your fabric and cut around the edges so the fabric can be stapled to the back of the frame.  Make sure to tuck in the corners so you have a nice clean edge.  Once you've covered all your frames in fabric, you're now ready to hang them on the wall.  Voila!  You can now call yourself an artist.

In my examples, you'll see a I used either 6 or 9 square frames.  For one room, I wanted accents of green so I chose 6 different shades and patterns of green fabric.  

Green tile art

For my other room, I wanted to keep things light and interesting so I selected a few patterns that didn't quite match but worked well for the space.

6 tile art

 The sky's the limit and the best part is that this project doesn't cost too much money so if you get tired of seeing the same art day after day, it won't cost a lot of time or money to wrap your frames in a different fabric.





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