Big walls call for big art. Nothing looks stranger than seeing a small, lonely painting floating in a giant expanse of wall. The difficulty, of course, is that big pieces of art often come with big price tags. So we've rounded up a list of nine different ways to fill up a big wall on a little budget.
If you prefer a more traditional look, try cutting out and framing a few pieces of boldly patterned wallpaper, as seen on Havenly.
If you're not lucky enough to have something already at hand, a vintage tapestry, rug, or quilt can often be had for a small fraction of the cost of a similarly sized piece of art. And I love the idea of hanging one on the wall with pants hangers, as seen on Design Sponge.
If you have a smaller piece that you really love but that just isn't the right size for your wall, you can give it some extra impact by backing it with a piece of art paper surrounded by picture frame moldings. Image from Lonny.
Create a DIY mural, like this one seen on Little Green Notebook. Abbey found a vintage print and had it printed on adhesive-backed paper using Wizard Prints, but you could also use an inexpensive engineering print to get the same look.
In this dining room from A Cup of Jo, a series of kids' drawings hung in inexpensive, colorful frames makes a big statement.
A fabric wall hanging, like this one from Nalle's House, is a great inexpensive alternative to larger pieces of art. Her site includes instructions on how to create a wall hanging like the one pictured, with wooden bars at the top and bottom. If you prefer a more traditional stretched-canvas look, you can find instructions for how to do that here.
Even cheaper than fabric? Making a giant wall hanging out of a shower curtain. Brilliant. DIY from House of Jade Interiors.
Have a calendar you love and want to look at for more than just a year? Frame the pages and use them to create an easy (and inexpensive) art installation. See more at The Creativity Exchange.
Want more ideas? Check out 5 Wallet-Friendly Ways to Create Big, High-Impact Art.