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11 Unexpected Ways to Decorate Your Walls

Jan 10 2015 - 8:05am

Once upon a time, you were faced with decorating your walls. Maybe you decided to frame photos and prints because, well, there's no denying that looks great [1]. But for a more unique approach, we bring you 11 alternatives that are just as wow-worthy. Check 'em out, and let the inspiration begin!

Source: Domino Magazine [2]

Just Frames

Frames with nothing in them aren't silly — they're a simple, eye-catching way to upgrade your space.

Photo by Heidi Geldhauser [3] via Style Me Pretty [4]

Magazine Pages

Remember when you were a teenager and would rip out pages from your favorite magazine and tape them to the wall? This electrical tape idea [5] is like that — but way better.

Source: Stars For Streetlights [6]

Music Records

Album covers — or records themselves — are such a fun and unique way to display your personality.

Source: Domino Magazine [7]


Yep! Scarves that are bright and beautiful will look just as great on your wall as part of any outfit. Try this easy DIY [8], and see for yourself.

Photo by Ryann Colleen Photography [9] via Style Me Pretty [10]


Mirrors make a great substitute for art, especially when you live in a small space. If you're not sure now to incorporate them, start with these mirror styling tricks [11]!

Source: Domino [12]


Who says cross-stitching is just for grandmas? We love this adorable DIY tutorial [13] that would look perfect atop your vanity.

Source: Henry Happened [14]

Science Charts

It's true — vintage science charts of plants and flowers, like these, are a beautiful alternative.

Source: Domino Magazine [15]


If you love collecting postcards whenever you travel but aren't sure how to display them, consider grouping them together for a conversation-starting postcard gallery wall.

Source: Domino Magazine [16]

Calendar Pictures

No need to toss out your calendars from last year. Many are full of photos and designs that are definitely frame-worthy — this DIY [17] proves it.

Photo by Ruth Eileen Photography [18] via Style Me Pretty [19]

Your Favorite Phrases

Sure, you could always buy a quote art print . . . or you could grab a gold pen and try it yourself!

Photo by Jordan Maunder Photography [20] via Style Me Pretty [21]


Another way to show off your love of travel is by framing maps. We're particularly fond of vintage ones.

Source: Domino Magazine [22]

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