Tired of looking at the same old boring white walls in your home? Or maybe you’ve just moved into a new home and you’re searching for ways to make it look interesting. As tenants, many of us have a limited choice when it comes to wall decorations, however, that we are completely limited. Here are six easy wall decor ideas that you can do to your apartment or villa in Dubai to spruce up its look. And the best part? You don’t need to hire a professional to get it done! You can do it yourself.
6 wall decor ideas for your home in Dubai
Professional interior design requires a lot of thought and research. So many colours, styles and influences to choose from – how do you make the right decision? This is where these homemade wall decoration ideas come in handy – no need to break the bank to purchase expensive furniture or decorative items; just a bit of time and patience.
1. place some wall stickers
Wall stickers, also known as wall decals, are one of the easiest ways to decorate a wall at home. They are affordable, easy to use, customisable and best of all – removable! If you are unhappy with the end product or want to switch it up for a fresh look, you can easily do so by peeling it off the wall. These can be easily purchased in Dubai from websites such as Souq.com and Ikea. The most important thing to remember when adding wall stickers is to avoid placing wall stickers on uneven and bumpy textured walls, as the sticker will not adhere and can ruin the look of the decal. Always place the decal on plain and flat wall surfaces to get the best look
2. USe washi tape to create unique designs
Wondering how to decorate a wall at home in your own style and design? Try decorating it with washi tape! This decorative adhesive tape, that is used for arts and crafts, has recently become a popular tool for redecorating a wall. It follows the same concept as wall stickers, however, with washi tape you aren’t limited to a single design – you can make it as crazy as you like or keep it simple. Some tips for wall decorating with washi tape include creating geometric shapes with alternating bright colours or adding a repetitive pattern throughout the wall to give it a contrasting look.
3. hang up your favourite items
Have a collection of items that you want to be displayed? Use them as wall decor! Convert some of your most cherished items into wall decor to easily personalise your home. Guitars, a collection of movie tickets over the years, your favourite jewellery items and even hats – all of these can be converted into decorations for your wall. Mounting your favourite items on the wall is also a great storage hack as well – no need to purchase expensive cabinets to display your cherished items – just place them onto the wall! This wall decor idea also works with similar items, for example, a collection of clocks. Just make sure to secure the items safely with heavy duty tools, when mounting your favourite items on the wall.
4. create a feature wall
A feature wall, also known as an accent wall, is a single wall that features a bright colour or a striking pattern to draw attention to a particular area of the room. It works well for the walls against which your television set is or a wall that is against your bed’s headboard. A feature wall is really easy to create – all you need to to do is either paint one wall in the room a bright colour or, add a wallpaper with a striking pattern. To know more about how to incorporate a feature wall in your home, check out these tips for creating a perfect feature wall.
5. use family photos to create a gallery wall
Nothing makes a house a home, more than a display of the happy moments shared by the people living in it. So gather around your favourite photographs and place them in frames of varying shapes. If you are going for a more modern look stick to frames that feature a sleek, modular design and have neutral colours such as black, white or grey. If you prefer a more unique look, don’t limit yourself – go for ornate variations, but just keep in mind to balance them out with a few neutral designs. If photographs aren’t your thing, a gallery wall can be created with a collection of art or even items like rugs – the main aim is to display them, as you would see it in an art gallery.
6. make a chalkboard wall
This final wall decoration tip is one that is great if you have kids in the house! With the chalkboard wall, your kids can freely explore their creativity by drawing on the walls and wipe the slate clean (literally!) at the end of the day. You can easily add a chalkboard wall by adding a chalkboard wallpaper. Whether it be the kid’s bedroom, living room or the kitchen, this one of the wall decoration ideas that can easily turn any room in the house, into an engaging space for you, your friends and your family.
These homemade wall decoration tips will surely give your home a fresh new look. But do remember you aren’t limited to these. Feel free to mix and match these ideas and incorporate your own style in it – after all, it’s your home! Just make sure to clear it with your landlord or developer before making any changes. If you are looking for some other fun ways to decorate your home, why not try these hacks to make your home look luxurious on a budget.
Which of these homemade wall decor ideas are you most likely to try out? Let us know in the comment section below. And make sure to keep an eye out on the MyHome section of our blog for more tips on home improvement for your Dubai home.