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8 ways to create works of art around your home by Nivelle DumlaoPublished: October 13, 2015Updated: December 21, 2015

Do you want to spice up your plain home into something fun and extraordinary? Or do you just want to add a touch of your personality on a small budget? Unleash your inner Picasso with these eight creative ways to make your own masterpieces around the house.

If you are getting tired of your plain furniture or several parts of your house, you can definitely do something about them with just a minimal budget or even none at all. After identifying which furniture or part of the house you want to change, all you need is to do is let your creative juices flow and have fun. It’s your art, so you won’t have to worry about making a wrong move as long as you are happy and satisfied with your masterpiece.


1. Paint on it

Painting is one of the easiest ways to redesign a room or a furniture because you will only need a brush and your imagination. Also, painting is not only for a blank canvass. The right kind of paint can be used on almost anything that you want.

There are a lot of information and video tutorials available on the web that you can check before painting away. It’s also better to consult somebody who is an expert on paint to help you make the right decisions.

 

2. Hang something

It could be something that you’ve embroidered, stitched, or even painted. You can hang it from the ceiling, against the wall, by a window, or even at an empty space. A dead spot can look more interesting and alive with something that you have personally made especially for that space. Do you have a piece that you like? You can probably get more of those and hang them in an artistic way.

 

3. Dye it

There are a lot of ways to use dye. You may spray it on rugs or carpets or you may use it to soak sheets and fabrics that you may hang or use on your furniture. Your tie-dyed sheets can be used as drapes, bedsheets and blankets. You can even dye-stain wooden pieces: just find some wood dye and brush it on, spray it onto, or use it as a soak for old cabinets and tables.

 

4. Stick on decals

For those who aren’t familiar with decals, they are designs on a special paper that can be transferred to a shiny surface, such as glass, porcelain and metal with the use of water or heat. The most popular kind of decals are vinyl ones meant for walls. They come in different sizes, colors, designs, and even in words. You can combine these decals or incorporate them to your existing home interior design to suit your taste. You can also create your own design and have it printed by an expert, or you can make it yourself if you have the proper tools.

 

5. Use wallpapers

If you want a room that is well put together, then using wallpapers is a good choice. Wallpapers are not only for walls but also for other surfaces, even on your appliances or stairs. It is easy to match your furniture to your wall design if you use the same wallpaper.

If you feel adventurous, don’t be afraid to experiment and mix different wallpaper designs.

 

6. Stick washi tape

Washi tape is just like duct tape but with designs. They come in different colors and patterns, and others even have textures. They are great for framing things and creating linear patterns. To truly let out your artistic side, try to create images using these tapes.

 

7. Stamp it

There are a lot of things laying around your house that you can use to imprint stamps. Aside from the usual shaped sponge, you may use popsicle sticks, forks, the tip of a can or a bottle, and even crops like potatoes. You may use the ordinary paint, ink, or fabric paint depending on where you will create a stamp art.

 

8. Use stencils

Stencils are available in hardware stores and arts and craft shops. Or if you have a lace ribbon lying around and you would like to use its design, you can use that as well. If you want to totally change a room dramatically, then try using stencils for the floor. There are large stencils that can be easily attached and removed after using, so clean-up won’t be an issue. Spray paint is the most popular partner of stencils, but don’t forget to be sure about the type of paint you are using.

 

 

 

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