16+ Wall decoration DIY ideas for an instant makeover (+5 mins DIY)

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Everyone dreams of a cozy and beautiful home. To make your homes look inviting and harmonious, different colours are chosen. But a coat of paint can only take a so far. This has to the emergence of various Do-It-Yourself or ideas for decoration. These decor ideas are suitable for every and cater to different dimensions. For instance, the 3D decoration hacks are suitable for large walls. Additionally, there are many easy-to-execute and time-saving wall ideas for small walls.

If you really want to make your space feel like a home, then the best way to customize it is with one of the following decoration ideas. 

 

12 ideas for decoration 

 

decoration DIY #1 – Washi tape  

 

Colourful Washi tape wall with white sofa and white bookshelf wall decoration diy
Colourful Washi wallpaper

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Have you ever thought that the solution to your woes can actually be Washi tape? Readily available in stationery shops nearby, this hack can transform the space. You can choose from solid colours or patterned designs, these tapes are available in thousands of options. You can go for a geometric pattern or any which you might fancy. This is not only easy to execute and time-saving but also a temporary fix that you can change anytime. 

Supplies you will need:

  • Washi tape in 2-3 colours
  • A pair of Scissors
  • A pencil
  • A utility knife

 

  decoration DIY #2 – Photograph display

 

DIY framed photographs diplayed on the wall for decoration
Personalised photograph gallery

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The most common decor is using photo frames for decoration. Everyone has pictures from the last holiday or festive occasion, all you need to do is print them out. Different types of frames are readily available online. One can also source vintage frames from thrift stores.  Another cool trend is using old picture frames and dipping exactly half a portion of the frame in the paint bucket. These half and half frames look vibrant on the walls.

Supplies you will need:

  • Printed copies of your favourite photographs
  • Frames of your choice
  • A few nails

Pro-Tip: This idea is suitable for both small and large walls. This is a great way to personalize your space.

 

decoration DIY #3 – Make your own art

 

diy wall decoration: Colourful self made artwork home decor
Artist within you.

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Art in modern times is abstract and minimalistic. As a result, there are many cost-effective DIYs for decor. You can paint your walls freehand by repeating a pattern. a mural resembling your favourite artwork. Additionally, you can hang a tapestry, frame a piece of printed fabric, or make a gold leaf print for your as well. 

Supplies you will need:

  • A canvas
  • Paints
  • Brushes

 

  decoration DIY #4 – 3D spoon display 

 

3D Wooden spoons displayed on a white background on the dining room wall decoration
3D Spoon art

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Do you have a minimalistic dining that needs a pop of colour? Then this is the perfect wall decor DIY for your home. This is one of the simplest 3D decoration ideas and a very cost-effective one at that.  Dip the spoons in different paint colours, let them dry, and arrange them however you want. This 3D decoration idea is a colourful and perfect fit for the home.

Supplies you will need:

  • A variety of spoons
  • Enamel Paint
  • Hot Glue/ tape

 

decoration DIY #5 – Oversized Maps 

 

large framed map: DIY wall decoration
Large map for large walls

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Maps are an inexpensive idea for large walls. You can choose maps of your favourite places or the nautical maps available at thrift stores. Once you have selected your maps, you can display them in different ways. Oversized prints and small stationery shop maps stuck together to form wallpapers, or framed prints organized carefully for a refined look are some of the easiest DIYs for wall decoration.

Supplies you will need:

  • A large map
  • Tape
  • Frames (if you want to frame the map)

Pro-Tip: Choose a map of the place you’re from as it will add sentimental value to the design.

 

  decoration DIY #6 – Favourite Quotes 

 

printed quotes clipped to a wire mesh hung on a wall
Words to live by

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Everyone has their favourite quotes they live by and what better decoration idea than to use your favourite quotes to decorate your home?  Stick the wire mesh to the frame and arrange quotes with the help of clothespins and you are done. Inspiring and pretty,  the words-to-live-by is sure to become a talking point.

Supplies you will need:

  • Prints of your favourite quotes
  • Wire mesh
  • Clothespins
  • Frame

Pro-Tip: Create this on a of your office or your workout area for inspiration.

 

decoration DIY #7 – Plant Trellis

 

plant trellis on white indoor 3D wall decoration
Pretty plant trellis

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Greens look good everywhere and are trending in contemporary homes. All you need to do is cut the strips and nail them into the wall, after which plant holders are added to this modern wall trellis garden. Air purifying indoor plants are a perfect fit for this wall DIY.

Supplies you will need:

  • Wooden strips
  • Planters
  • Plants
  • Nails

 

decoration DIY #8 – Woven baskets

 

Woven baskets displayed on the wall decor 3D
Arrangement of woven baskets

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A rattan basket gallery is perfect for so many reasons. Not only is it trendy, but it also adds instant texture, and provides character. It is a budget-friendly idea for an empty . This 3D decoration idea is a great way to upcycle old fruit baskets. The first step is to finalize the layout and then hang the baskets on the hooks and tie them with twine to secure them properly. This bohemian decor idea will transform your home.

Supplies you will need:

  • Old Baskets
  • Small hooks
  • Twine
  • Nails

 

decoration DIY #9 – Upcycled rug pinboard 

 

used Rug pinboard for wall decoration DIY
Upcycled rug used as pinboard

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Upcycling a rug as a pinboard is a fun idea to display and organize items in your office or your bedroom. It can be used on different walls since it’s very customizable and is a cute piece that’s also functional. All you need to do is tie a rope on the upper edges of the rug and then hang the rug on the with the help of the wooden strip and nails. Clip important notes onto the rug and your decoration is done.

Supplies you will need:

  • Old rug
  • Clips
  • Nails
  • A piece of rope
  • A wooden dowel

Pro-Tip: Use a thin rug as it will be easy to hang and use as a pinboard.

 

decoration DIY #10 – Paint chips

 

Paint chips in living room above white sofa in this home decor diy
Colourful paint chip

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Most paint companies give paint swatch booklets to help a customer choose their preferred colour. Using these swatches or chips for wall is an emerging trend. Budget-friendly swatches are available for free and can be arranged on walls to create a colourful mural. All you need to do is stick the paint chips on the with the help of the tape in your chosen pattern.

Supplies you will need:

  • Paint swatch booklets
  • Double-sided Tape

 

decoration DIY #11 – Tassels 

 

Colour Tassels and a pink wall
Tassels on the

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Do you like the tassels hanging from your cushion covers and bed covers? If yes, you can take it a notch further by using tassels for decor. The texture of the tassels brings a summer vibe to the wall. Tassels are readily available in the Indian market. For this 3D decoration idea, attach the rope above the stick and hang it on the with the help of a nail. Next, tie the tassels onto the stick in varying lengths to make the wall idea look different.

Supplies you will need:

  • Colourful Tassels
  • A wooden stick
  • Rope
  • Nails

Pro-Tip: String some small bells with the tassels to create a wind chime effect.

 

  decoration DIY #12 – Macrame hangings

 

macrame art wall decoration DIY on blue wall near mantle with candlestands
Macrame it!

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Macrame art is currently the biggest trend for decor. You can use them for hanging plants, around mirrors, and most importantly as hangings. Before starting a macrame project one must practice basic knots. The general rule is that the length of the cord should be four times the desired length of your finished product. The next step is to learn the five basic macrame knots namely Lark’s head, square knot, spiral knot, double half-hitch knot, and the Berry knot. Another key tip to remember is to make sure your knots are not too tight or too loose as they will not look uniform.

Supplies you will need:

  • A wooden dowel
  • Macrame cord
  • Measuring tape
  • A pair of scissors

Pro-Tip: Practice the different knots as many times as possible to get a neat and clean end product.

 

5-minute decor ideas 

Sometimes you may not have the time for the elaborate options. All you need is a quick fix that will provide instant results. Listed below are decore ideas which will not require more than 5 minutes of your time.

 

#1 – Lego Display  

 

Lego mini-figures displayed in a wooden shelf on a blue wall
Lego-land

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Love Lego? Then you have the perfect five-minute solution for decor. Most kids love lego and making those mini-figures. This is an easy hack that doesn’t require much time. Lego display shelves are an out-of-the-box idea for your kid’s room. All you need to do is arrange the Lego mini-figures on the shelf and you are done.

Supplies you will need:

  • Lego Mini-figures
  • Readymade Shelf
  • Nails

 

#2 – Seashells hanging 

 

seashells wall decoration 3D
Style with seashells

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Seashells have routinely featured in because of their beachy vibe and the calmness they bring. So, it is natural that they will be a popular choice for decoration ideas. A simple and budget-friendly method, this hack hardly requires any time. All you need to do is string together a few shells on a piece of rope with the help of glue. Then these pieces of rope are tied to a wooden twig and hung on the with the help of a nail.

Supplies you will need:

  • Shells
  • Rope
  • Glue
  • A wooden twig
  • Nails

 

#3 – Fake frames 

 

frame your art with washi tape to give a colourful look in this home decor diy
Unconventional frames

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Fake frames? You heard that right. If you want a temporary and cost-effective fix for your walls that requires minimal effort and little time then this method is for you. All you require is your favourite pictures and washi tape. Stick the pictures on the and then stick different coloured washi tapes around them giving an illusion of colourful frames. Another fake frame method is simply hanging old wooden clipboards on the wall. Then the pictures can be stuck on these boards to give an innovative look to the walls.

Supplies you will need:

  • Washi tape
  • Wooden clipboards and double-sided tape

Pro-Tip: You can use this idea in an all-white to create an accent wall.

 

#4 – Fairy lights and Polaroids 

 

 string lights and polaroids give room a cosy feel home decor
String of lights and memories

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Fairy lights have the magical power to add coziness to any space they are put in. This easy and cost-effective method is a popular decoration idea. All you need to do is stick the hooks on the and hang the fairy lights. Then attach the Polaroid pictures to the wire with the help of mini clothespins and your is ready.

Supplies you will need:

  • A box of string lights
  • Small hooks
  • Mini Clothespins
  • Polaroid photographs

 

#5 – Lace and embroidery hoops 

 

a brick background with embroidery hoops and lace
Intricate lace walls

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Do you remember those embroidery hoops that most grandmothers would use? They are back in fashion but as items. You will need to cut the lace according to the hoop size and fix it into the hoop with the help of its in-built mechanism. Trim the edges of the lace and hang the hoops on the and you are done. This 3D decoration is pretty and easy on the pocket.

Supplies you will need :

  • 4-5 pieces of an embroidery hoop
  • Different lace cuttings
  • Nails

Pro-Tip: Use different coloured laces to enhance the look of the wall.

 

Conclusion

Statement walls can transform a room. A well-decorated can become the most eye-catching part of your room. Therefore, DIYs have become the need of the hour. You can add colour to a boring with the help of a Washi tape wallpaper or tassels. Also, you can give a 3D look to the walls by adding painted spoons, woven rattan baskets, or plants on a trellis. Personalize the by adding photographs, favourite quotes, and artwork. You can also decorate the walls by hanging large maps, macrame hangings, or an upcycled rug pinboard.

In this fast-paced world, quick fixes are needed in all areas. There are a few decoration ideas that do not take more than five minutes to complete like a lego display, lace embroidery hoops, or a seashell hanging. Also, you can put up fake frames or fairy lights and Polaroid pictures to enhance a wall.

The must reflect its users and their taste. You can choose a decoration that suits your style from the above-listed ideas to personalize your space.

 

*The featured image used in this article is from Projects

 

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