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Creating Budget Artwork for Your Apartment Wall

Creating Budget Artwork for Your Apartment Wall

No matter where you live, whether it is in an apartment or a home that you own, you want your walls to look good. When money is tight, it can be challenging to find pieces that work within your decor’s theme and within your budget. Apartment artwork is especially challenging, as oftentimes you cannot nail things into the wall. The need for lightweight, but attractive budget artwork is even more apparent. The ideas below will help you get your walls looking great and keep your budget in check.

Splatter Art

This method of painting has been made famous by artists throughout the twentieth century. It is easy to do and takes very little money to create. Start with a large sheet of poster board in white or another color that would match your decor better. Use leftover paint from crafting projects or wall painting, and drizzle or splatter it on the poster board. Use colors that match your room’s color scheme to get the best results. Do not worry about a design, simply let loose and splatter away. It is advisable to put down a large sheet of plastic and do the project outdoors instead of in your apartment if at all possible. To hang the dried painting up, frame it with a colorful ribbon that has been hot glued to the edges and use removable sticky tack to adhere it to the wall. When you are ready to redecorate or move, it will be easy to remove and take with you.

Digital Artwork

One often overlooked artwork style is that of photography. If you enjoy taking pictures, create a collage of some of your favorite photos. You can select scenes of scenery, family members, or close-up shots of unusual objects or textures. Choose from black and white, sepia or color prints to make up your collage. If you cannot hang a collage picture frame on the wall, glue the pictures to a piece of heavy poster board and hang that on the wall. You will have a cheerful and personal art work display.

Terrific Textures

Capitalize on the fabric remnants that you have around your apartment and make a piece of fabric artwork. Sketch out a scene that you would like to create on a piece of painter’s canvas and use scraps of material to fill in those areas. Hot glue or use strong glue to stick the fabric to the background. If you do not have a big pile of fabric scraps, do not worry. Old, slightly stained clothing that you were going to throw out is also perfect for cutting into a texture painting.

Creative and unusual artwork for your apartment walls does not have to be expensive. There are so many different ways that you can use the materials already at hand to make your own masterpiece. Think outside the box to create paintings, collages and texture pieces that will accent your walls and make your apartment’s walls stand out. Your guests will be amazed at your creativity and artistic talent.