Whites and off –whites are the most popular and widely used colors when it comes to paint the house or an office. White walls around us give the neat and crisp look to the room but they can also look a bit boring sometimes. It is also a clean canvas for you to let your creativity shine. Here are a few ideas to try and make that huge white wall in your house look more appealing and soothing.
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- Traditional wall art using fabric:
Dark colors pop nicely against a white wall and give it a bold, striking look to the room. For this DIY décor you need a rectangular wooden board, you can use ply or hard board as well. Cut them to get two rectangular pieces of equal size. Find a piece of fabric from your old pile of clothes that has a beautiful print or pattern on it. I like to use traditional Ajrak print for this purpose because it is maroon in color which looks great against a white background. Simply wrap the fabric over the board and stick with hot glue or thumb pins at the back to make it look clean and wrinkle free on the front. Get a few pieces of small round mirrors available at any laces/buttons shop and randomly stick them on fabric with glue .Frame and hang these beautiful wall art representing Sindhi culture on your white wall and get compliments from everyone.
- Green and white can never go wrong:
Green is the most refreshing color when used with white. Get two pots with medium sized Indoor plants and place them in both corners of the white wall. Pots should be simple and of one color. I recommend using Money plants; Aloe plants or the type of palm plants that comes in small or medium sizes. This simple idea will awaken and refresh the whole ambiance of the room giving it a soothing effect.
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- Decorate with Muffin cases:
Take few cupcake cases in red pink and blue colors. You can use these casings as flowers and make a great looking wall art for you boring white wall. Simply draw a flower basket or bouquet on a paper sheet and color it using water colors leaving the space where flowers should be. After a few minutes, stick that sheet on the wall and stick cupcake casings on the places of flowers in the basket. Arrange using different colors or two shades and you will get a beautiful flower basket. You can make umbrellas out of muffin cases too on your wall the just map out the pattern before arranging umbrellas.
- Try Contrast:
Black and white, two strong opposite colors that can create an amazing look when used together. For this DIY project you need a few news paper cuttings that are black and white (not colored pages), some family/random photographs that are black and white in color. Frame the paper cuttings in black plastic frames; use some black and some white frames for photos as well. Arrange the photos and cuttings randomly but in a pattern that is flattering for eye. I suggest hanging them cross ways or diagonally to achieve a great black white wall art.
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- Light it up:
Everyone loves fairy lights. These small lights are used to decorate walls in events, parties and Christmas trees. In Pakistan they are mostly seen at wedding events. Get a bunch of these tiny lights, arrange these twinkling lights as a group on the wall, and choose white color with some greens or yellows. This constellation type of light arrangement will brighten up the room and give a pretty magical look to it.
- Wall art with Plates:
There is a number of beautiful crockery at every home which is never used. This idea will allow you to make your white wall look amazing just with the plates. Take four or five plates out from you gorgeous ceramic plate’s collection. Now color of the plates is very important using white and black will be awesome if you have blue and light blue plates use them. A display of dark and light blue plates against a white wall will look beautiful as shades of blue will appear mesmerizing with the white.
7: Wooden shelves:
The rich earthy tones of wood can add a beautiful touch to the white wall. You can decorate it by simply cutting ply wood pieces that are about 2 feet in length and make four of the same size. You can use pallets for this purpose as well. Fix these pieces beneath one another with drill machine to form a shelf. Put the second piece of wood under the first exactly where it ends .This will create a diagonal consequence which looks wonderful. This way you will get a beautiful and functional shelf that will be useful and compliments your wall at the same time.
So here are the seven ideas I could think of for a white wall that are cheap and easy to make and apply. Try a few and get tons of compliments.