How To Turn Your Wall Into Artwork

It’s just too easy to slap a piece of artwork onto a few of your walls and call it decor, because that’s not really artistic now, is it? Why do that when you can actually make your wall into art?! There are countless ways to design your wall space so that it tells a story about your creative mind while making the space a lot more attractive. Now, don’t get us wrong, we love to use decorative artwork on our walls, but there are so many other options that many have yet to try out! …And that’s where we come in! Today, we’re going to inspire you with a few unique ways to make your walls come to life. Everyone needs at least one special accent wall, so let your artistic mind flow and try one of these projects!

Ceiling Paint

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For our first idea we know exactly what you’re thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that?!!” It is a pretty awesome idea if you have the time, we highly recommend this one! Hopefully your ceiling treatment is the same texture as your walls or else it might look a little funny, but the choice is yours. For this project all you have to do is expand the paint on the walls to the ceiling for a visually appealing effect. This design makes your eyes wander and gives off a never ending appeal that seems pretty modern and unusual, we love it! It’s a great focal point for your space that’ll have everyone looking from the walls to the ceiling! To complete this artwork, you’ll need the paint colors of your choice and a decided design. It’d be pretty cool to paint the ceiling like Michelangelo did but not so safe, so make sure you have someone helping you!

Color Block Paint

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A lot of people are fans of the color block pattern and we can see why! There’s just something about different shapes and colors that makes everything look more unique and gives the appearance of being “beautifully broken”; everything doesn’t have to be perfect all the time! So, if you love the concept of this pattern then why not make it the focus of your accent wall?! With a bit of painter’s tape and some shape skills it’ll be super easy! Numerous different patterns can be made with tape and paint, so even if this pattern doesn’t appeal to you, there are many others to choose from. Walls don’t always have to be solid and perfect, and this type of project brings a modern and artistic feel to your space. Show that you actually put a lot of thought and creativity into your design!

Messy Stripes

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We love this idea because there’s no taping or measuring required at all! Perfect for those who are anti-measurers. Just take a small roller and roll on stripes from the ceiling to the floor. They don’t need to be perfect or exact–in fact, part of the charm is that each one will be a little different. This is the one where the perfectionists have to step back and say it’s okay to be messy! The design isn’t meant to be perfect and it stands just fine the way that it is which makes it so easy to love! Then you can hang a piece of artwork just as shown above. The wall even feels like it was meant to be a part of the artwork; it is a piece of art in itself!

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Tricks of the Trade: Ceiling Options

Who wants a boring ceiling with ugly popcorn texture? We don’t, and we’re sure you don’t either! We have a few solutions to this problem we want to share with you. Pick which one works best for you, and start making moves!

Tiles or Planks

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     Our first suggestion is to cover the ceiling with tiles or planks. You have many options when it comes to the material of the planks or tiles, such as laminate, mineral fiber, PVC, vinyl, or patterned tiles. The patterned tiles will definitely give a unique personality to the room that you don’t see very often. Another cool look you can create when considering planks is using the planks that mimic wood or beaded board. This is a great way to conceal ceiling damage as well!

Tin Tiles

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     Tin tiles covering the ceiling do a great job at hiding uneven areas. To add your own style to it, you can use oil-based primer and fun colored oil-based paint. It is extremely important to use oil-based primer and paint, because rust can become a huge issue. You also have the option of leaving the tiles as is to give it a very retro, vintage look. In this case, you will still want to get an oil-based covering, because rust would still be an issue.

Crown Molding

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     Crown moldings and wood trim can add so much to a room. These create height dimensions and give an elegant effect. You can acquire pre-made crown moldings people like to put up themselves, or you can have it professionally done. If you are a DIY fanatic, try out the pre-made moldings, but if not, we suggest getting it professionally done. The pre-made ones require a lot of skill and a compound miter saw. Most of us don’t have one of those just sitting in the back of our craft closets.

Paint

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     Our last and most cost-effective suggestion is paint. Simply painting your ceiling can cause a huge change in the look of the room. If you want the room looking larger, lighter colors are the way to go! If you already have tall ceilings and want a warmer feel added to the room, use darker colors! If you have a big room but a low ceiling, continue the wall color as a border around the ceiling. This little trick creates the illusion of a higher ceiling. Pick which strategy you are going to pursue depending on which room you are trying to affect, and most of all, just have fun with it!

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