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.