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12 Creative DIY Wall Art Projects

You’ll love these DIY wall art projects that create interest on a blank wall without costing a bunch.

I’ve been working on the finishing touches for our living room with the main focus being on art. Although this room was painted quite some time ago, I wanted to find just the right pieces before we started making any new nail holes. Patching, sanding, priming and painting can be a total pain, so I’m always a little reluctant to pull out the hammer without a pretty good plan in place. Art makes a huge difference in a space, and is definitely worth the hassle.

Although I’ve created art for several rooms in our house, this time I decided to order a selection of prints and frame them in white to hang over our sofa. During the renovation, we decided to close up an arched opening from the living room to the dining room to give us more wall space. As a result, the room is more cohesive and cozy, but we’ve lost some of the natural light coming into the space. The light and airy gallery wall we’re planning on installing should do a good job of lightening up the space and adding the interest it’s currently lacking.

Collection of White Framed Art Prints

I’ll be revealing that decorating project with you next week if everything goes as planned, so stay tuned.

Update: See the completed living room art project!

DIY Wall Art Projects

Until then, I wanted to share some beautiful and creative DIY wall art ideas I came across that create interest on a blank wall without costing a bunch. Art can definitely be an investment especially when it’s oversized, so making your own is often a great solution. It really is easier than you may think! (Please remember to pin from the original source.)

Word of the Year Art by Thistlewood Farms

Word of the Year Art - Framed "Inspire" Wall Decor

Modern Coastal Art by City Farmhouse

DIY Coastal Painting Over Fireplace

Batik Stencilled Art by Bre Repurposed

DIY Blue Batik Stencilled Art

Paper Wall Art Tutorial by Sugar and Cloth

DIY Paper Wall Art

DIY Fabric Canvas Art by Design Improvised

DIY Stretched Fabric Canvas With Birds

Wood Sign Calligraphy Quote by Angela Marie Made

DIY Wood Sign Calligraphy Quote

Wallpaper Botanical Art by Craftberry Bush

DIY Wallpaper Botanical Art

DIY Abstract Oversized Art by City Farmhouse

DIY Abstract Oversized Art Using Paint Samples

Framed Bird Prints by Poppytalk

Free Bird Printables to Frame for Art

Unique Wall Art Ideas

And, for something a little different in the wall art department, consider these beauties…

DIY Watercolor Plates by Sugar and Charm

DIY Watercolor Plates

Finally, here’s a fern art project I created using black paint and a real fern frond. Easy and inexpensive!

Printed Fern Art in White Kitchen with Subway Tile Backsplash

Before you go, I wanted to ask what your biggest struggles are when it comes to decorating your living room. Is it artwork? Accessories? Paint Colours? Something else? I’d love to know.

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Enjoy your day!

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. The entire Vintage Style Living team love your blog! Really love these wall art ideas especially the white mantel with blue artwork. That really looks fabulous. Thanks for Sharing!

  2. Shauna. I love love love reading your emails. I’ve never replied or commented in the past but I thought I’d tell you how much I enjoy seeing your talent and joy of what you’re doing come across the pages. Keep doing what you love. You should be on the Marilyn Dennis show. You’re right up there with Debbie Travis!!! Take care.

    1. So sweet of you to say! Wow, Debbie Travis? That’s maybe a bit of stretch, but I appreciate your kind comments. Thank you for following along from the beginning. Although I do enjoy what I do, it’s even better knowing I have supporters like you who are sharing in my journey :)

  3. Wall arts fills a house with positive energy. I’m always looking for cool new ideas for wall art. I got some great ideas from this article. Thank you for sharing this.

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