DIY Wow! Ideas for Drab Walls

March 12, 2015

Most of  us have at least one wall in our home that no matter what we do with it, it just doesn’t seem to have any character. We have tried pictures and maybe even different forms of textures, but it just doesn’t seem to have any wow factor to it.

Chances are you are putting all of your efforts into trying to make this wall blend it rather than making it the focal point.

Here are some ideas for you to try:


Picture Splitting:


You can have a lot of fun with this idea.

Project one:

Find a inexpensive print of a picture that you like.

You will need to study it well and see if you can cut it down the center to make two pictures out of.






Then you want to mount each piece on frameless picture boards.

Hang them on the wall with just a small but noticeable gap between them.

This automatically draws the attention from the wall to the picture, and viewers find it intriguing with the gap being noticeable yet the pictures are one.

This will solve the problem of your drab wall getting the wrong attention.

Project two:

Picture story telling:

A single picture tells a story. For example this pictures depicts a stormy night:



This picture depicts the sunsplitwob


Now when you combine the two pictures side by side even though they are similar it can take the train of thought from a sunny day to a stormy one or vice versa. The pictures that once told a single story, are now telling a combined one. You want to trim both pictures and mount them on a frameless picture board leaving a small gap inbetween.



You will soon find that when you look at  some cheap art prints that your imagination is going to take off and you will discover all different ways that your drab wall can now become a story board.

Let’s take a look at other ways that you can manipulate some very plain and cheap prints and turn them into some spectacular that is going to create a wow factor for your drab wall.

One of a Kind 3D Wall Art


3D wall art can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it. It is amazing fun but if you are taking on big projects then you need to have patience. This type of project is not one that you want to rush, but approach it more as a hobby rather than a single project.

In the video below it shows you just one of tons of different ways to create 3D art. Yes you can buy some ready made pieces but what fun is that?

Besides, when you are working on a drab wall its probably going to demand something unique, and the only way to achieve that for sure is do it yourself.

So even if you don’t want to use a technique like the one below, at least practice it. You may end up creating a piece that you like for another room in the house.





The piece completed in this video is really a rustic piece. You may be able to form some ideas of your own now and go ahead and use some of the ideas that you have seen here and utilize them in your own piece of work.

If this is not what you are looking for here is another totally different approach to 3D Art

Shadow Box Effects




This is quite a lengthy project but really one worth taking on. You can use a completely different theme and layout. You just need to decide what theme you want to go for, then gather the materials that will allow you to make it 3Dimensional.

Let’s move on to one more project to help you with your drab walls, but this time we are going to head into the bedroom, with not only a very exciting project, but one that is usable too!

Multi Purpose Wall Art


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