Do-It-Yourself Wall Art

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Create a one-of-a-kind wall statement for a fraction of the price. Here's how!
  1. Haute Headboard

    Photo by Quentin Bacon

    No space or cash for a traditional headboard? Craft your own mini-stretch canvases with bold, solid fabrics. For the final touch, arrange them in a graphic grid formation above your bed.

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  2. Stylish Scraps

    Ever wonder what to do with all those extra scraps of wallpaper and fabric you have lying around? Frame them! Lean 'em against the wall for a casual-chic look.

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  3. Old-School Style

    Transform a drab wall into a fab (and practical) entryway. Apply a coat of magnetic chalkboard paint to the wall and draw a supersized calendar. Bonus: It can double as a fun "to-dos" board or a great menu space for dinner parties.

    More ways to create a bold entryway.

  4. At-Home Art Gallery

    Who says you need a gazillion different pieces of art? Find a series of similar images (even photos from a trip) and show them off in monochromatic frames.

    Find out how to hang that new artwork perfectly.

  5. Canvas Chic

    Pick up a large fabric stretcher and some fun fabric (look for bright and bold prints). Stretch the fabric over the frame and secure with a staple gun for a customized yet inexpensive statement piece.

    Check out more rooms with statement pieces in our decor gallery!

  6. Gift-Wrapped Walls

    Fake wallpaper with wrapping paper! Select an assortment of patterns and decide how you want to lay them out. With a pencil, lightly sketch your scheme on the wall and simply glue the cutouts to the wall.

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  7. Magnet-ficent Mood Board

    Everyone needs a little creative inspiration in their home office. Apply a coat of magnetic paint to the wall, add a coat of your favorite color, and attach postcards and colorful notes with magnetic tacks.

    Get started with these painting tips.

  8. Styles That Stick

    Wall stickers are an easy way to create an eye-catching mural. Tip: Test different arrangements by taping the decal to the wall in its packaging before you commit and stick.

    Browse even more great ideas in our decor gallery.