A home doesn’t feel complete without some wall art. We want to help you find unique pieces that serve as an extension of your personality, without the huge price tag of fine art. Panoramic Properties has a few ideas on how you can add cool and beautiful wall art to your apartment, for less.
This 70s trend is back and it’s fabulous! Usually made from yarn, cotton or hemp, macramé is made by knotting fabric to create a beautiful piece of art. It’s a great way to add texture to a room and to create a laid back vibe. Even though it’s usually associated with bohemian style, macramé can work with any decor style including a modern, stylish home. It can give an apartment decorated in modern style that homemade touch. Check out Urban Outfitters, Etsy or Homesense for some beautiful and affordable pieces.
A gallery wall is a great way to add a personal statement to your home, whatever your style may be. There are no rules. You can have a wall of just photographs, or just paintings — big or small. For an eclectic feel, mix everything together including photographs, illustrations, paintings and even travel souvenirs. To keep everything from looking like a mismatched mess, consider consistent framing and a colour palette to tie everything together. Another trick is to figure out a layout that works for your space before you start hanging everything. You can do so by arranging your art on the ground in the exact same way you plan on putting it on the wall. You’ll get an idea of what it will look like. If you’re starting from scratch, Ikea or Homesense can give you some art inspiration.
Plates and Baskets
Decorative baskets or plates are another great way to dress up your wall. They add warmth and a rustic touch, without costing a fortune. They also work really well if you’re going for the bohemian vibe. Ten Thousand Villages sells beautiful, fair trade baskets from around the world in all kinds of colours and sizes. You can also hang plates on your wall as another way to really make a statement. Just choose a colour palette to work with and figure out a layout before you start hanging anything.
Wall art doesn’t have to be traditional. Think outside the box and consider putting up your hat collection on the wall. The truth is, your hats are probably sitting in the closet collecting dust most of the time, so you might as well make good use of them. Plus, hats are a fantastic and affordable way to fill up empty wall space with something other than art. Depending on how many hats you want to hang, figure out a layout that works for you. You can hang up your hats randomly with hooks, or create your own Hanging Copper Hat Rack for something a little fancier.