When it comes to home decor, we’re certainly not professionals. Because we’re such avid crafters, however, we’re also no strangers to trying different creative techniques and tricks for making things look a little more exciting than they did originally, even around our house. Now, usually we stick to embellishing slightly smaller things in the room when we feel the itch to spice our place up a little, but lately we’ve been thinking… what if we picked just one wall, at least in each room if not the whole house, to get really crafty and flashy with? That’s how we found ourselves researching different ways to make awesome statement walls that really create focus and add personality and colour to the room!
Just in case you’re as interested in the idea of creating an awesome DIY statement wall in your home as we were, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, tutorials, designs, and techniques we’ve discovered so far in our search.
1. Repeated pattern paint pen wall
Have you always been interested in the idea of having one very uniform patterned wall, but you’re definitely more of an artistic, paint-by-hand kind of person and the idea of putting up wallpaper doesn’t appeal to you? Then we’d suggest looking at the stencil options online and in your local craft store, because A Beautiful Mess is here to show you a much better way to make your pattern indeed! They suggest tracing the shape of your stencil with a paint pen to get a thin, clean, detailed look. Just make sure you measure the spaces between your paint traced shapes carefully!
2. DIY honey comb wall
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making yourself a fancy statement wall from scratch, would you rather go all out and making something that has just about every feature you can think of? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Vintage Revivals used wooden popsicle sticks and paints to make a honeycomb shaped statement wall that has texture, pattern, and a colour ombre, all in one place!
3. Simple Polaroid wall
Perhaps you’re actually living in a place right now that is temporary and small, so you don’t want to create a statement wall that is very high effort or permanent, but you just can’t help the urge to make a spot that guests will find very impressive indeed? Well, then we’d definitely suggest making it something you’ll really enjoy looking at yourself as well, but also something you can take down without too much trouble! We love the way Apartment Therapy used Polaroid style prints of some fo their favourite photos to create a wall collage that’s full of fond memories (and didn’t take them very long to put up, either).
4. Colour blocked rainbow stripes
Have you always loved creating impressive home decor schemes using paint because you enjoy that it’s a more permanent way to set the tone of a room? Well, if you’re also a big fan of bright colours, then we think we just might have found the perfect DIY tutorial for you! Take a look at how A Beautiful Mess got a whole rainbow’s worth of paints in a bright, bold colour range and used careful taping techniques to create neat, chunky stripes of colour all around the room.
5. Golden moon silhouette wall from a projector
Are you quite intrigued by the idea of creating an image on your wall but you’re just not sure that a stencil quite big enough exists for what you have in mind? Then we have a feeling you’re going to be very interested indeed in this wall projector tracing project featured on A Beautiful Mess! They guide you step by step through the process of tracing a silhouette carefully onto your wall in pencil using your projector and then filling it in with paint afterwards.
6. Chunky chevron walls
Did we almost hold your attention when we started talking about chunky wall stripes above but your tastes are actually a little darker or more mute, so you’re not sure about all those colours? Well, you could certainly recreate that idea in calmer shades, but you might not find it quite as visually appealing unless you add some pattern too. That’s why we thought these awesome chunky chevrons outlined step by step on Makely Home were such a fantastic alternative!
7. Thinly lined geometric statement wall
Are you actually still scrolling through our list but thinking about how much you really enjoyed the idea of making a repeat stencilled way that’s quite thin and detailed, but you actually might prefer something that’s even more so than what we showed you previously? Then we think perhaps you might get along a little better with this tutorial featured on Snappy Casual! They show you how to make a geometric pattern from very thin ruled lines at different angles so it almost looks like you’ve created a 3D optical illusion.
8. Chunky striped mantle
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the possibility of making darker thick stripes along your wall and you’re intent on including that idea somewhere in your home, but you’re just not sure you’d like to cover the entire wall in it? In that case, maybe you’d have more success with the way A Beautiful Mess created a chunky striped piece above the mantel in alternating dark and light colours. This is a great way to break up a dark decor scheme!
9. “Dream big” galaxy wall
Are you quite intrigued by this idea of making a very dark coloured statement wall because you find them calming and you, unlike many others, actually think that dark colours are perfect for kids’ rooms for that reason? Then we think perhaps you just might be the perfect person to give this galaxy themed “dream big” wall outlined on Lovely Etc! They show you how to paint the base colour, speckle the wall with accent colours, and stencil or freehand paint the words in whatever kind of lettering you choose.
10. Paint and wood accent wall
Were you very intrigued indeed by the popsicle stick and paint idea that we showed you earlier because you liked the contrast between the wooden pieces and the painted colours, but you think you’d actually prefer a look that’s a little less delicate? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest to taking a look at how Project Nursery made an alternating striped wall using large pieces of rusitc looking wood and a painted colour that matches the rest of their room.
11. Stylishly industrial DIY concrete wall
Have you ever seen those ultra modern houses that have an entire wall made of concrete, adding an industrial element to the space without turning the whole room to cold in its aesthetic? Well, that might seem, at first glance, like something that only a professionally built, expensive house might feature, but did you know that these walls are actually a lot simper to make yourself than you might expect? Find out how it’s done in this tutorial from Instructables!
12. Stunning subtle ombre wall
Have you always been more of an artistic soul, preferring painting by hand over most other DIY techniques so long as you get to work with colours you love? Then we have a feeling this lovely painted ombre statement wall idea featured on Cat Creature might be just the right idea for you to try your hand at! We love how simple their technique is and we think it would look stunning in just about any colour at all.
13. Stamped anchor archway wall
Are you actually a huge fan of the repeated pattern concept we’ve shown you a number of times now but you almost feel as though you’d prefer a slightly more scattered design than the very neat, symmetrical, and uniform ideas we’ve shown you thus far on our list? In that case, we absolutely think you should take a look at the way A Beautiful Mess used careful paint stamping techniques to create a repeated shape all across their wall. We like the way they used a darker paint against their regular neutral background so the anchors really stand out, but you should feel free to get creative with both colour and stamp design!
14. Intersecting gold stripes
Were you perhaps most intrigued by the idea of painting a statement wall in your home that uses a stunning metallic gold to stand out from the rest of your decor scheme but, even though the gold stands out well against pure white, you can’t help but wish the base colour in those designs was something a little bright or more cheerful? Then maybe you’d do better with an idea that’s more along the lines of what Woodrail Drive created here! They suggest painting a base wall in a beautiful mint or robin’s egg blue and intersection clean gold lines in different thicknesses all across the wall’s surface, like brush strokes.
15. Traced gold cactus wall
Are you torn between the ideas that let you get creative by hand with paint pens and tracing because you like that thinly outlined look at lot, but you also quite like the repeated picture aesthetic that was featured in the stamped anchors wall? Well, lucky for all of us, A Beautiful Mess is here to show you that you don’t actually have to choose between those two things! Instead, they suggest printing a stencil of the small image you’d like to repeat and paint marker tracing a clear sketch of it scattered across the wall you’re looking to improve.
Have you actually created another kind of fantastic DIY statement or accent wall in your home that you’re very pleased with indeed but that you don’t see here? Tell us all about how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!