Most people find the idea of re-decorating a room daunting. They are perfectly comfortable updating their soft furnishings, furniture and ornaments. Yet that same person will hate having to redecorate a room. They struggle to choose the colours and are often daunted by the amount of work involved in repainting or papering walls.
Fortunately, there are other ways to update a room that are far easier, less time-consuming and often cheaper. Below are some of the best ways to quickly give your walls a new look.
Change the artwork
Top of the list is to change what you have hanging on your walls. You can buy beautiful canvas prints from hellocanvas in all kinds of designs. It does not matter whether you want a statement piece to hang above your sofa or four arty photos of family members for the hall they can provide them. The ordering process is super easy and you typically get your canvas prints within a week of placing your order.
If you want, you can take the easy route and just send them a copyright free image that you find online, or a photo you have taken. However, you can have a lot of fun using software like Photoshop or Canva to edit the images you own to create something more interesting. There are plenty of tutorials available online that you can use to learn the basic skills you will need to do this.
Create a collage
Collages look great, especially if they are themed. The fact that you can use any materials to create them means that they are usually very cheap to make. All you really need is a creative eye and a way of attaching each element of the collage to the wall. If you have never created a collage before, start small. Take a board of plywood and use Blu-Tack to lay everything out and see how it looks. Once you have come up with a design you like you can just transfer everything to your wall.
Create a striking work of art for your walls
Yarn hangings, tapestry, paper cut-outs and embroidery all makes very good wall art. If you have a particular craft skill you can use it to make something that is suitable to be hung on your walls.
Stencilling is really easy to master. You can buy stencils in the shops, but it is not hard for you to create your own. All you need to do is to find an image you like, print it out onto a sheet of good quality paper, and use a craft knife to cut out around the outline. Again, you can try your stencil out on a large piece of card to make sure that you like the design before you apply it to your walls.
Where to get more inspiration
If you are looking for more ways to decorate your walls, this page is an excellent source of inspiration. There are nearly 600 ideas there that you can potentially use.