Wall Decorating 101: Thrifty Tips to Get Started

Posted on August 28th, 2015 by

The walls of your home tell the story of your life and add your personality to the house. But decorating your home can be costly, and no one understands that better than the staff of CMA Flooring. Here are a few budget-friendly ideas to get the creative juices flowing.

Add Texture to Your Walls

Any wall can be decorative if you know your way around painting tools. Use a patterned paint roller to add dimension to your walls, or you could try brushing a straw bristled broom through the drying paint to add some texture. You could use painter’s tape to make simple shapes on or simply paint a design with a more elaborate theme. Any of these options would be a simple andcost-effective way to add some personality to your home.

Make Your Own Pattern

If you’re looking for a more distinctive design for your walls, cut out a cardboard shape and trace it on the surface(provided the paint has dried) to create a unique, one-of-a-kind wall pattern. You could also aim for a 3D effect by painting the cardboard patterns with a complimentary color and attaching them to the wall.

Arrange Your Photos

Instead of hanging a collage picture frame, why not stick your photos directly to the wall? Arrange them any way you like and make the design your own! Create one of these “photo bombs” for each member of the family in the shape of their first initial, or if there is a baby in the house, position some photos in a heart shape above the crib or bed.For an exceptionally fancy tribute to your family, create a tree out of pictures from old scrapbook photos. The options are limitless!

Make Your Own Art

Can’t find that one piece of artwork to hang on your wall to express your individuality? You can make it yourself! Pick up some of your favorite fabric and wrap it around a rectangular piece of wood or even foam. Use staples or fabric glue to secure it in the back, hang it on the wall, and you have a creative work of art that is sure to catch the eye of any visitors! You can also create a nice 3D effect like the traced cardboard designs above, only with varied color, thickness, and texture for added contrast.

Decorating your walls doesn’t have to be expensive or monotonous, and with these helpful suggestions, it can also be fun and creative. For added contrast or to complement to your newly decorated walls, consider redoing your floors for your next project. Unique tile flooring like ceramic, marble, or travertine—or a combination of them—could be the finishing touch your room needs. Even if you aren’t ready to commit, swing by our showroom or give us a call at (972) 418-6606 to speak with a flooring specialist today!