There is nothing more depressing than looking at an empty wall. It is devoid of character and personality. It doesn’t say anything about the family who lives in that house—what things they find joyful and what bonds them together. Decorating with art can be a little tricky, though. That’s why a lot of homeowners get easily scared when confronted with the idea of using art as a decorative piece.
Aside from the obvious reason that works of art can be expensive, homeowners also don’t have any idea where to start. Thankfully, you can now afford to take chances because of the availability of giclee printing. You don’t need a Picasso or a Monet in your home. You just need to choose an image that speaks to you and transform that into a giclee print. Giclee prints may not exactly be cheap, but they are more affordable than buying straight from curators and auctions.
Showcase Your Own Photographs
Even the most art-challenged person in a room has, once upon a time, taken a stunning photo. Whether it be one from your many travels or a family photograph that captures the essence of your own family, have that printed and hang it on your wall. You can have these photos blown up and mount them on a piece of foam core. This is an easy thing to DIY to give your wall that much-needed pop of life.
Hang Your Kids’ Art
Most of the time, your kids’ art doesn’t make much sense to people. But it makes sense to you. When you see what they did, you’ll remember how fun it was to watch them play with colors. This art might be the most important piece of work on your wall. It will be there for years to come—long after your kids have grown up. You’ll look at the wall art and remind your kids how simple life was back then.
Use a Page from a Book
Literally, use a page from your favorite book to hang on your wall. Have that book page blown up. You can even highlight the passage that clearly speaks to you. This is especially great for book lovers who want to remember the beautiful quotes they have read from a book. This will give your living room and even the bathroom a different vibe.
Bring out Your Travels
How about a collage of your travels? People realize many things when they travel. It’s nice to be reminded of the places you have seen and the people you have met along the way. You can choose some of your favorite spots and have those printed and framed. You can hang the frames in every room of the house, including the kitchen and bathroom.
Don’t let your inability to purchase art masterpieces stop you from decorating your home with art. You don’t need to have the works of an upcoming artist hanging on your wall. Sometimes, the best piece of art is the one that you already have on your camera roll.