Do you have some bare walls that are in need of some art? If so I have found some great DIY artwork projects that will add a touch of elegance to your walls. At the top of my list is a simple project. It’s as easy as finding a beautiful scarf just sitting in your closet.
Frame a Scarf
Acrylic frames are great for framing colorful scarves such as this one found on the South Shore Decorating Blog.
On Elements of Style I found this beautiful orange Hermes scarf framed in white. It makes a great accent piece above the bar.
Damask Fabric Wall Art
If you have a large empty wall such as a long hallway, these Damask Fabric Wall Art boards found on Apartment Therapy are a creative way to fill that empty space. These were made out of insulation boards and fabric. They are a great inexpensive option for oversized pieces which can usually be very pricey.
Herringbone Patterned Artwork
I found this Herringbone Patterned Artwork on Buzz Feed. To do this project, paint a colorful random design on a canvas, use tape to make a herringbone pattern and then paint over the whole thing in white. When you remove the tape, you’ll get something like the painting above.
This particular piece was a store-bought print that had the herringbone pattern added on top of it. This is a creative way to update a print that may not be your favorite in its original state.
Create Your Own Design on Canvas
You don’t have to be a career artist to paint on canvas. You can create your own simple design. Anything goes. If you are not artistic, a color block such as this teal one found on Dust Jacket can add a great pop of color to your wall. The best part about this is you can choose the perfect color to accent your room.
If you want the variation in the paint color such as the teal above, Google some how-to videos. You can also take some classes at your local art supply shops or adult education centers. Practice on a smaller canvas until you get the technique down before you begin painting your oversized piece.
Here is another easy design. This black and white abstract painting found on South Shore Decorating is so simple yet elegant in this setting.
If you want to be a little more creative, you can select your colors and create something unique such as the red and beige abstract above.
Marbleize Paper for Wall Art
If you are a bit more ambitious and artistic, you may want to try marbleizing for something unique. Mandi Johnson at A Beautiful Mess shares her experience on how to marbleize paper for colorful artwork. I love the pink and orange piece above.
Do any of these art projects interest you? Which is your favorite?