Brilliant IKEA Hacks for Big Blank Walls
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Finding affordable art that you actually like is one of the hardest parts of furnishing a home. And once you finally find the pieces, you realize that frames cost even more than the art itself (yikes!). As per usual, IKEA (combined with brilliant bloggers around the web) saves the day with wall decor DIYs and art-hanging hacks that are totally within budget. You can kiss those blank walls buh-bye.
You already know that IKEA is the go-to for affordable side tables and bookcases, but did you also know it’s one of our favorite sources for fabric? The stylists at Livet Hemma turned a length of their NATTGLIM fabric into an abstract wall hanging that looks many times more expensive than the total cost of the project.
A new way to play with the LATTJO hula hoop: Use it as a frame for a whimsical wall hanging. Visit Livet Hemma for the supplies needed to assemble the one above.
The honeycomb arrangement of HONEFOSS hexagonal mirrors ($30 for 10 pieces) are impressive in their own right, but homeowner Sara took the design one step further by laser engraving them with words and phrases. To imitate the look without investing in a machine, follow The Every Day Project‘s guide to etching these pretty mirrors.
For a wall accent you can switch up on a whim, throw down 5 bucks for the MALA drawing paper roll and hang it (with either a dispenser or even with just twine). The blank canvas is yours to fill with hand-lettered messages, that evening’s menu, or simple sketches.
Re-edited from a post originally published 1.30.17