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Amazing Budget-friendly Wall Decoration Techniques

(3 min read) When we think about original and beautiful walls, we usually think about huge expenses that such walls require. Hiring a paint crew and paying for the material and services can substantially set back your budget. In the end, the results are usually good but not exactly what you wanted, and after a while, you get tired of the wall decoration for which you paid such a hefty bill.

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However, it doesn’t have to be like that. There is some truly amazing wall decorating techniques that require very little money and minimal effort from your part. The results are usually very satisfying, especially considering the fact that you’ve invested your own talent and work. Instead of being expensive but mediocre, your walls end up being original and uplifting. In this post, we will take a closer look at just a few of these wall decoration ideas and hopefully, we will inspire you to try one of them for yourself.

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Sponging will probably take you way back to elementary school days when your local teacher taught you the basics of Chinese ink painting… Now that I think about it, maybe I just had an awesome teacher, but hopefully, you know what I’m talking about. The simple technique of creating beautiful patterns by pressing the pigment-saturated sponge onto the hammer paper comes handy with wall-painting as well. You can opt for sponge-roller or just common bathroom sponges. I am a bigger fan of the latter because you have much more control over the whole process.

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Wall Decoration, Custom Mosaic Designs, Handmade Mosaic Art
Sponging on the bedroom wall

Rag rolling is exactly what it sounds like. It involves rolling a rag soaked in color onto the surface you are coloring. It sounds fairly simple, but it isn’t exactly effortless. However, the results are ethereal-looking walls, that will immediately capture the attention of any visitor. This particular technique is especially good if you are going for seamless wall decoration. It is subtle enough to fit into any aesthetic design you had in mind.

Wall Decoration, Custom Mosaic Designs, Handmade Mosaic Art

Wall Decoration, Custom Mosaic Designs, Handmade Mosaic Art

Two similar budget-friendly wall decoration methods, that are getting a rise in popularity in recent years, are the stenciling or stamping techniques. Both of these involve repeating a motif over and over, but by using somewhat different methods. With stenciling, you use stencils, which you either made by yourself or bought at a local craft shop. Stamping requires the usage of a 3D stamp, which is soaked in paint and then pressed onto the wall.

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Wall Decoration, Custom Mosaic Designs, Handmade Mosaic Art

We can’t chat about budget-friendly wall decoration without mentioning the color washing technique. This technique is a bit more demanding than the previous three, but the effect is breathtaking, so it’s worth the effort. You should first coat the walls by using the satin base wall paint and then paint a nice glaze over it by using a large brush. The result is breathtaking. The color washing technique adds depth and texture to a space, so it looks dynamic and fresh.

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Wall Decoration, Custom Mosaic Designs, Handmade Mosaic Art

Last, but not least, you can always opt for a handmade mosaic. It might take a bit more time, but if you give it enough attention, the effect can be astounding. You can use a wide variety of materials, but tiles and glass are most commonly used, as they are also easy to clean. Furthermore, creating a mosaic will have a therapeutic effect on your overall mental state. You will get an awesome wall and avoid going to the therapist – truly a win-win situation.

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Mosaic Wall Decoration, Custom Mosaic Designs, Handmade Mosaic Art

Paying a professional to paint some decoration murals or other custom designs is fairly simple. You will save some time and your wallet will get considerably thinner. If, however, you opt to paint your walls by yourself, you might lose some time, but the final effect and satisfaction you’ll feel will be totally worth it.

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M. Belosh

M. Belosh

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83 Comments

  1. Krysten Quiles
    May 1, 2019 at 9:35 am — Reply

    Well the eye is a little creepy for me, but I love the rest of these! I’m redoing my bedroom right now and might look into this!

    • May 1, 2019 at 12:45 pm — Reply

      Yeah i agree, the eye is a bit too much for me too but creative nevertheless.

  2. Jenny MacKenzie
    May 1, 2019 at 10:19 am — Reply

    Oh my gosh, I LOVES this post! Wall space/design is something I really struggle with and usually just end up filling it with random pictures. I loved these ideas. Thanks for the share

  3. Cristina Petrini
    May 1, 2019 at 10:33 am — Reply

    Beautiful original and incredible ideas but only if you know someone so good that you can create something so beautiful!

  4. Pooja Kawatra
    May 1, 2019 at 11:40 am — Reply

    Love all the designs! All these look so vibrant and lively changing the entire look of the home.

  5. Stacie
    May 1, 2019 at 11:48 am — Reply

    These are great ideas. Changing the look of your walls is an easy way to make a big impact. It’s also one of the most affordable ways.

  6. Amber Myers
    May 1, 2019 at 1:47 pm — Reply

    I love these. I am all about bright colors in the home. I need to try some of these out for sure.

  7. Krista
    May 1, 2019 at 2:53 pm — Reply

    Planning some redecorating right now and love this inspiration! So bold and colorful!!!!

  8. Ashli Ferguson
    May 1, 2019 at 3:54 pm — Reply

    I LOVE that blue!! We are actually about to paint our living room a color kind of like that!

  9. Romy Schorr
    May 1, 2019 at 4:25 pm — Reply

    These are inspirational ideas if you’re planning on redecorating. The ideas could lead to more imaginative possibilities.

  10. KishaRose
    May 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm — Reply

    Wow! I am in Awe!!! Thank you for sharing such a grand technique. The designs are flawless.

  11. Nicole Anderson
    May 1, 2019 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    I love this post, so many great ideas! The eye is a little creepy to me but at the same time it’s really cool. I love a lot of these ideas. I have a couple rooms/spaces in my house that I am thinking about redecorating.

  12. Laura Dove
    May 1, 2019 at 5:06 pm — Reply

    Oh I love these ideas! We are decorating our house at the minute and wondering what to go for in terms of the walls. I think we are going to try and go bold!

  13. Alicia B
    May 1, 2019 at 7:15 pm — Reply

    I like the rag rolling and 3D effects. These are nice DIY tips that can take color in a room to another level. Thanks for these suggestions.

  14. Wander Women Abroad
    May 1, 2019 at 7:23 pm — Reply

    I love these ideas! I never thought of how many creative ways there are to change up a room. will keep this in mind when I have my own home

  15. Kathleen Cregg
    May 1, 2019 at 11:50 pm — Reply

    The purple room is gorgeous! I love the eye in the center of the room with the furniture to match! I want to paint my walls now!

  16. John
    May 2, 2019 at 1:39 am — Reply

    Amazing stuff. I love the eye decor graphic. I would have it but not sure the wife would approve…. Great site full of great ideas.

  17. Arun Dahiya
    May 2, 2019 at 6:05 am — Reply

    Wow, the walls look so beautiful and creative. I need to try them in my room, the walls look dull. I think I will try stencils. That would add a personal touch.

  18. Kisha Rose
    May 2, 2019 at 7:24 am — Reply

    Love all the designs! Such a great idea for any space. I also love that it’s affordable!

  19. Anatoliy Simeonov
    May 2, 2019 at 7:37 am — Reply

    I love this one with the eye! I think this will be perfect for my daughter purple room!

  20. Alvern
    May 2, 2019 at 8:16 am — Reply

    These are great eye-catching creations for the interior of anyone’s home. I hope it is easy to change them once you get tired of the same decor after a while.

  21. Dalene Ekirapa
    May 2, 2019 at 8:27 am — Reply

    The walls look absolutely beautiful! I love how they make such a statement! Anyway, I am such a minimalist and I would love the sponging technique to just create a proper work or art on one wall in my living room.

  22. Yeah Lifestyle
    May 2, 2019 at 8:42 am — Reply

    Some brilliant and creative ideas! I’d definitely like to make a homemade mosaic for wall decoration.

  23. Margery
    May 2, 2019 at 10:41 am — Reply

    Thank you so much for these ideas! I love making rentals feel like my own but my walls have always looked a bit bare. I will try some temporary wallpaper!

  24. Tammie Reinhart
    May 2, 2019 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    We are going to be redoing my son’s bedroom soon and you just gave us a lot of different ideas to consider!

  25. The Virginia Nymph
    May 2, 2019 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    All of these are striking – especially the outdoor area – but the image of the eye mural with the birds is my favorite!

  26. The Virginia Nymph
    May 2, 2019 at 12:36 pm — Reply

    All of these are striking – especially the outdoor area – but the image of the eye mural with the birds is my favorite! I love that purple!

  27. Garf
    May 2, 2019 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    These are beautiful wall decorations…my fave is the purple one of course. I am a purple lady, you know 😉

  28. Steph
    May 2, 2019 at 1:23 pm — Reply

    Love these designs and the fact that I can get creative! Even my daughter could help with the sponge painting:)

  29. Delux Designs
    May 2, 2019 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    Great post! I love the alternative wall surface ideas.

  30. Tara Pittman
    May 2, 2019 at 2:15 pm — Reply

    I do love all the purple in the first photo. The eye is kind of creepy and cool at the same time.

  31. Valentina
    May 2, 2019 at 2:18 pm — Reply

    Original and Creative! Love them all! Perfect for a living room or bedroom wall!

  32. Jasmine Hewitt
    May 2, 2019 at 2:32 pm — Reply

    i love all these ideas but that eye! my husband would hate it but that should be in my bathroom

  33. Candace Hampton
    May 2, 2019 at 3:17 pm — Reply

    Now that I have a new home I can’t wait to decorate all my bedrooms. I would love to do something creative in the master bedroom. I haven’t decided yet. These are pretty good ideas!

  34. Ingrida gromek
    May 2, 2019 at 3:44 pm — Reply

    These are great ideas and you gave me some inspiration too ,its definitely time for my fall.The walls look so beautiful and creative.

  35. Tony Lee Hamilton
    May 2, 2019 at 5:59 pm — Reply

    Awesomely visually appealing wall decorations my friend, thank you for sharing them with us. I look forward to seeing more creativity from you soon!

  36. Caitlin
    May 2, 2019 at 6:14 pm — Reply

    So many fun wall ideas! We will add these to our next interior design project.

  37. Bree
    May 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm — Reply

    I am about to redecorate my kids room and love all these fantastic ideas!

  38. Dani Flanders
    May 2, 2019 at 7:41 pm — Reply

    Ooo! I love that deep red wall! I also love both of the color washing walls! I wish I had a room in my house where something like that would work!

  39. Abbigayle
    May 2, 2019 at 8:02 pm — Reply

    The concept of rag rolling sounds awesome! I’m pretty simple with my home decor and actually kept all the walls white! lol but i’m sure one day ill decided to do something original like these examples!

  40. Elaine
    May 2, 2019 at 9:05 pm — Reply

    Such cool techniques! I love them each for different reasons. If only I had the courage to try them out in my own home.

  41. Christopher Mitchell
    May 2, 2019 at 9:23 pm — Reply

    Oh wow, these really spruce up the room very nicely, I’m impressed!

  42. Norma
    May 2, 2019 at 10:29 pm — Reply

    I loved these super creative, budget friendly wall decoration techniques. I will keep them in mind for my next decoration project.

  43. Kalyan Panja
    May 2, 2019 at 11:19 pm — Reply

    All the designs have something unique and catchy. Thanks for sharing some lovely ideas.

  44. Fatima Torres
    May 2, 2019 at 11:30 pm — Reply

    I love the idea of textured walls. They always make the room decor stand out.

  45. Britney
    May 2, 2019 at 11:48 pm — Reply

    I’m not a big fan of the eye, but I love anything handmade. These are so beautiful.

  46. Nish
    May 3, 2019 at 1:18 am — Reply

    I love those birds on the wall. I currently have a beautiful tree on my bedroom wall. If I could get pretty bird decals, my room would be sorted 🙂

  47. Sam
    May 3, 2019 at 1:33 am — Reply

    I LOVE that purple room! It’s so pretty. Sponging reminds of when it was popular to sponge designs on the walls. My parents sponged mine and my sister’s rooms when we were kids. I had pink bunnies while she had blue bows.

  48. May 3, 2019 at 6:22 am — Reply

    Hand made mosaic sound fun and creative way to decorate the house. I love to showcase my art talent in this way.

  49. Hannah Marie
    May 3, 2019 at 9:00 am — Reply

    These are amazing ideas and designs. I love how anyone can try and do it. The second one is the grandest.

  50. Brittany Vantrease
    May 3, 2019 at 10:44 am — Reply

    Most of these techniques look amazing, but I really loved that hummingbird stencil.

  51. Geraline Batarra
    May 3, 2019 at 10:54 am — Reply

    Wow, these tips are so great, not only that 8 could get exactly what I want, this could also save me some pennies. I wish I was that artistic to copy the eye..

  52. NAti
    May 3, 2019 at 11:48 am — Reply

    Oh my! so many creative and artsy ideas here! I’d love to add some colour to my walls!

  53. Angela Ricardo
    May 3, 2019 at 11:53 am — Reply

    I am really impressed with these styles and the end results. Thank you so much for sharing some of these techniques

  54. Taryn
    May 3, 2019 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    I love all the vibrant colors! The purple room is really unique, and turquoise is one of my fave colors. A well-designed room can really influence one’s mood.

  55. Scott Gombar
    May 3, 2019 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    There are some really cool ideas here.. The eye can be creepy and beautiful at the same time.

  56. Jessica may
    May 3, 2019 at 1:43 pm — Reply

    These are so inspiring, great ideas! I have actually been contemplating redoing the walls!

  57. Natalie
    May 3, 2019 at 1:48 pm — Reply

    I am all about finding budget-friendly decor ideas! Will share with my sis who is moving soon, she’d love these.

  58. Heidi
    May 3, 2019 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    I really like the stencil trend. Even though people aren’t doing it much anymore, I also love important quotes in vinyl on the walls. (I think now people are framing the quotes instead of putting them directly on the walls, but I still love the idea.)

  59. Alexandra Cook
    May 3, 2019 at 5:28 pm — Reply

    That eye is absolutely gorgeous! These are some very fresh and great ideas!

  60. Owen G
    May 3, 2019 at 7:28 pm — Reply

    The eye on the wall was very hugely original and “eye-catching” (pardon the pun). Not sure if I’d fancy it in my living room, but it’s certainly different. Love some of the other designs. The stamping techniques are impressive.

  61. Laura G
    May 3, 2019 at 9:29 pm — Reply

    This is amazing! So simple and it brings an amazing feeling to the room!

  62. Msddah
    May 3, 2019 at 10:23 pm — Reply

    Such beautiful creations. I will consider doing some of these in my home. Thanks for sharing!

  63. Kim Seghers
    May 4, 2019 at 1:29 am — Reply

    The eye was a little different. But I really love the decor and wall in the room with the Paddington Bear.

  64. Samar
    May 4, 2019 at 7:36 am — Reply

    I loved the one with the birds… OMG. It looks awesome.

  65. aisasami
    May 4, 2019 at 7:40 am — Reply

    Theser is some neat items. Usually, I will leave my walls blank and not put anything up because I live in an apartment and the rules are very strict.

  66. Momi Berlin
    May 4, 2019 at 9:40 am — Reply

    These designs look really beautiful. I love the way they are designed .

  67. David Elliott
    May 4, 2019 at 10:09 am — Reply

    There are some wild different wall decorations there. I love the one with the kind of mosaic look. I think the one with the big eye is a little creepy though. Would feel strange with that in a room.

  68. Waren Jean Go
    May 4, 2019 at 10:12 am — Reply

    This is a great idea. I have a literally boring wall that I’ve been contemplating on decorating but just can’t find anything interesting.

  69. rhea
    May 4, 2019 at 1:54 pm — Reply

    Nice! this will save us a cost, rather than buying a wallpaper.. I used to paint my walls from my bedroom back in the days when im in high school. the feeling was the best! i did use sponge though to create texture..

  70. Cindy Ingalls
    May 4, 2019 at 7:34 pm — Reply

    I’m excited to see that color and wall print/texture is making a comeback. Painting is an affordable method for giving any room a refresh without spending a ton.

  71. Blythe Alpern
    May 4, 2019 at 10:52 pm — Reply

    I’m about to move to a new place and was thinking about how I could make the walls more interesting. These techniques are giving me such inspiration.

  72. Presiii
    May 5, 2019 at 12:18 am — Reply

    I love wallpaper. I turn my office/guest bedroom into a piece of art. Love everything about it.

  73. Katherine Rose Rivera
    May 5, 2019 at 7:40 am — Reply

    I love the choices you got here 🙂 My bet would be the gray with floral designs. Looks so chic.

  74. Irina
    May 5, 2019 at 11:56 am — Reply

    Gosh wallpaper really does change everything. I wish we werent renting so i could add wallpaper. Its such a nice touch .

  75. LiveLoveAndAdventure
    May 5, 2019 at 7:49 pm — Reply

    These area amazing, thanks for sharing. Although I’m not sure the “eye” would be the right fit, I’m loving the color of the sponge walls and the texture is really unique. It’s definitely given me some ideas!

  76. Katie
    May 6, 2019 at 1:17 am — Reply

    wow! these colors are so pretty. I love the idea of applying a modern wall paper pattern.

  77. Sundeep
    May 7, 2019 at 2:06 am — Reply

    These are some amazing wall decoration techniques I love such blogs. Thanks for sharing this article looking forward for more such blogs

  78. Amy Smith
    May 7, 2019 at 11:22 am — Reply

    The eye is definitely “eye-catching” lol. Not sure I could do that one but it is neat looking. I really like the one right after it with the wavy looking design!

  79. Nyxie
    May 19, 2019 at 9:45 am — Reply

    These are wonderful ideas! I am looking for ways to decorate my yoga room / spare bedroom!

    – Nyxie

  80. Gervin Khan
    May 31, 2019 at 7:55 am — Reply

    These different wall decoration that you’ve shared with us are so amazing. I actually love them all most especially the eye wall decoration.

  81. lauren
    May 31, 2019 at 11:13 am — Reply

    I have most of my walls painted with color, but I’d love to add some texture or design to some of them. Thanks for the ideas!

  82. Jennifer L
    June 2, 2019 at 12:37 am — Reply

    Oh wow so many fabulous ways to spice up our walls. I love the idea of stenciling a pattern. Definitely want to give that a go for my bedroom.

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