Buy or DIY: Wall Art for Every Style

Wake up your walls with our favorite art projects and their shoppable twins.

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July 15, 2019

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

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Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Emily Fazio

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Photo By: Sam Henderson

©Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Chelsea Costa

©Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Emily Fazio

BUY: Custom Classical Pet Portrait

Put your furbaby on the family gallery wall with a one-of-a-kind oil portrait. Each pet portrait is painted by hand on a small, round, cotton canvas. The artist uses a high-quality photograph as a reference to capture the likeness and personality of your pet in incredible detail. Choose between a front-facing or profile portrait, and display the priceless piece in any room in your house.

Buy It: Etsy, $116.49

DIY: Dog Silhouettes

You don’t have to be an exceptional painter to immortalize your pup. Create an equally endearing accent for your wall with our simple, Victorian-style dog silhouette project. Use printed silhouette photos of your pup(s), a small wooden frame, basic crafting supplies and decorative paper that matches your existing decor to create this custom keepsake.

MAKE IT: DIY Dog Silhouette Wall Art

BUY: Southern Welcome Sign

Show some southern charm with this farmhouse-style accent sign. We’re smitten with how the fresh, black-and-white graphic pairs with the rustic wooden frame. Snag the sign to style on your kitchen shelf, in your guest bedroom or on your foyer wall.

Buy It: Etsy, $20.00

DIY: Nailhead Script

Penmanship not your strong suit? Not a problem. Achieve the same look by recreating our easy nailhead sign. Use a pencil to freehand (read: stencil) your desired phrase on a corrugated foam core. Add nail heads or brass tacks along the letters with a hammer or rubber mallet.

MAKE IT: 16 Easy DIY Wall Art Ideas

BUY: Stay Awhile Sign

Invite guests to unwind and enjoy your company with this sweet and simple entryway sign. The airy, rustic sign is hand-crafted from premium birch and pine wood. Each sign sports a rustic, wooden frame, a fresh white backdrop and dainty, hand-lettered script. Customize to your home with your choice of frame stain and script color.

Buy It: Etsy, $37-$137

DIY: Original Signage Art

Extend the same, welcoming sentiment with our easy-to-craft, yarn and wire sign. Use a 1x10-foot board, raffia-wrapped floral wire, yarn, paint and basic craft materials to create a custom accent for your foyer. Customize the project to your taste by coordinating the yarn and paint hues to your existing interior decor.

MAKE IT: Make Yarn-Wrapped Wire Word Art

BUY: Airy Smudge Abstract

Bright, white walls begging for a touch of color? Give ‘em what they want with this framed, airy abstract painting print. The piece expertly marries a mix of turquoise smudges, lilac dots and muted yellow blots on a crisp, white backdrop to create a movement-accent to elevate any space. Each print is printed on fine art paper and comes in a handsome, wooden frame with UV-protective plexiglass.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $248.00

DIY: Kid-Friendly Salt Artwork

No need to break the bank to add a splash of color to your walls. Roll up your sleeves and tackle our ultra-easy, kid-friendly salt painting project. All you’ll need to recreate this minimalist masterpiece? Glue, kosher and table salt, watercolor paints and brushes, and a heavy cardstock paper.

MAKE IT: Kid-Friendly Art Project: Raised Salt Painting

BUY: Rustic Recipe Print

Show off your Grandmother’s famous banana cake recipe on your kitchen wall with this customizable wall art. Each print is offered on either vintage or white enhanced matte photo paper and available in several sizes. Your custom print arrives in a hand-painted, black alder wood frame sourced from renewable forests.

Buy It: Etsy, $26.90-$91.90

DIY: Family Recipe Print

Achieve the same sentimental look for less. Spend an afternoon tackling our rustic-chic recipe art project to dress up your kitchen walls. Start with a plywood base, chalk paint, decoupage or school glue and your family recipe of choice typed in a vintage font. If you don’t want to create your own recipe, download ours here.

MAKE IT: Turn Your Favorite Recipe Into Rustic-Chic Wall Art

BUY: Handwoven Wall Tapestry

Add luxe layers to your bedroom design with this dreamy, hand-woven wool tapestry. The oversized wall hanging features a mix of warm gray and cream hues and bohemian fringe trim. Display solo on an empty wall, or hang directly behind your bed as a makeshift, texture-rich headboard.

Buy It: Wayfair, $300.00

DIY: Rug Wall Tapestry

There's no need to pinch pennies to put a woven tapestry on your wall. Simply upcycle a thrifted rug or mat to achieve the same dimensional look in your space. Secure the rug on your wall with oak planks, a carpet tack strip, basic tools and the detailed instructions in the link below.

MAKE IT: How to Turn a Rug Into a Wall Art Tapestry

BUY: Magnetic Wall Map

The world is your oyster and this magnetic map art is your muse. Snag the oversized, traditional map and display in your home office or den. The magnetic design allows you to keep track of your travels and inspires you to book your next adventure. This striking design features giclée printing on a hand-wrapped linen canvas and comes equipped with 50 magnets in five colors.

Buy It: Frontgate, $299.25 (Originally $399)

DIY: Magnetic Wall Map + Photo Display

Chart your travels and display special family photos with our classic, magnetic wall map project. Use a steel sheet from your local hardware store as your base and apply a large world map with a spray adhesive. Insert in a glass-less frame and use push-pin magnets to mark special spots and must-visit locales.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Magnetic Wall Map

BUY: Rustic + Modern Wood Art

Make a statement with this modern and expensive wooden art sign. The hand-crafted piece mixes contemporary geometric details with rustic reclaimed wood to create a jaw-dropping accent to any space. Each sign is made to order with pine wood and carefully stained by hand to enhance the unique grain of each plank.

Buy It: Etsy, $300.00

DIY: Painted Plywood Wall Art

Leave guests breathless with your recreation of our modern plywood art project. The oversized accent dresses up any open wall and is easily customizable to fit your existing decor style and color palette. Display above your sofa in the family room, behind your bed or horizontally on the wall behind your dining room table.

MAKE IT: How to Make Modern Wood Wall Art with Plywood

BUY: Fluttering Sculpture

Bring your walls to life with this captivating and glamorous wall sculpture. The three-dimensional display features gilded, metallic butterflies that are guaranteed to dazzles guests and enhance your gallery wall. Choose from a luxe gold or silver finish and showcase in your little one’s playroom, in your powder room or your hallway.

Buy It: Horchow, $315 (Originally $450)

DIY: Cast Shadows Butterfly Art

Don’t let this designer-quality artwork intimidate you. Our three-dimensional butterfly art project is way easier to recreate than it appears. Start this contemporary craft with our free butterfly PDF, card stock, scissors, foam core, your choice of linen fabric and a spool of coated electrical wire. Show off the finished product above a bed or in a glam office space.

MAKE IT: DIY Designer: Butterfly Wall Art Project

BUY: Vibrant Floral Art

Pump up the pigment in your kitchen, entryway or office space with this fiery floral wall art. The eye-catching print sports citrus hues printed with archival ink on professional-quality, fine-art paper. Each piece comes in a gilded wooden frame equipped with UV-protective plexiglass.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $448.00

DIY: Bold Floral Fabric Canvas

Make a bold statement and fill your blank walls in one fell swoop with our budget-friendly floral, fabric canvas art project. Take a few hours to recreate this impactful accent using a high-resolution image, a pre-stretched canvas, an online fabric designer and a loaded staple gun.

MAKE IT: Make Your Own Custom Fabric Canvas Art

BUY: Brushstrokes Trio

Enliven your formal dining room or foyer with this vibrant brushstrokes trio. The abstract set is composed of three large, artist-grade canvases packed with texture and a mesmerizing mix of turquoise, gray, white and gold hues. Each tryptic is delivered fully assembled and ready to display with sawtooth hangers.

Buy It: Wayfair, $121.99 (Originally $299)

DIY: Layered Paint on Canvas

Put on your favorite painting tee and pull out your brushes to recreate our layered abstract artwork. Achieve an artist-quality painting by using a painting knife to apply three or so paint colors to your canvas in random areas until covered. Allow your canvas to dry for several hours, then repeat the same knife-painting process on top of the first layer of paint. Continue the steps until you achieve your desired results. Give your art a glam touch by applying small patches of gold leaf to the final layer.

MAKE IT: 16 Easy DIY Wall Art Ideas

BUY: Abstract in Acrylic Frame

Create a similar abstract accent for your wall with our ultra-easy, melted crayon art project. Create your modern, melted masterpiece with a roll of wax paper, kraft paper, nine crayons in the same color family, an iron and a sleek acrylic frame.

Buy It: $159 (Originally $199)

DIY: Melted Crayon Modern Art

Fake the look of stained glass using crayons and wax paper. This modern take on a traditional technique creates free-form shapes that can easily be customized to fit your home's aesthetic and color palette.

MAKE IT: Fill Blank Walls With Modern Crayon Art

BUY: Neon Pop Art

If it isn’t neon, it shouldn’t be on. On your wall, that is. Scoop up this punchy, puckered print to set the tone for fun in your modern dining room, bedroom or office design. Pair with similar prints or showcase solo for a high-impact, minimalist look.

Buy It: west elm, $349.99 (Originally $499)

DIY: Neon Screenprint Pop Art

Skip the pricey prints and create your own punchy pop art at home with our easy, faux screen-printing project. Get the look with a large, blank canvas, latex paint in two neon hues and our free printable camera pattern.

MAKE IT: DIY Wall Decor: Make Faux-Screenprinted Pop Art

BUY: Colorful Half-Dome Print

Bring cheerful pops of color to your walls with this modern, half-dome abstract print. The simplistic design feels fresh and will add an effervescent touch to any corner of your home. It comes ready to display in a modern, natural wood frame and printed on floated paper for a high-end look.

Buy It: west elm, $159 (Originally $199)

DIY: Framed Paint Swatches

Recreate this cool gradient effect, group your paint chips by color then line the groups up by levels of saturation. Cut your swatches with craft scissors to create a cohesive and clean look. Use double-sided tape to attach the swatches to poster board before placing into a frame. Looking for something a bit more abstract and free-spirited? Check out our step-by-step for a geometric paint chip abstract artwork below.

MAKE IT: Turn Paint Chips Into Geometric DIY Wall Art

BUY: Barn Quilt

Bring artistic flair to your outdoor space with a stunning, hand-crafted barn quilt. Each barn quilt is made custom and built from heavy, weathered barn wood and coated in a protective sealant. Choose from four sizes and an endless selection of colors to customize to your home’s exterior design.

Buy It: Etsy, $45-$210

DIY: Heirloom Barn Quilt

Put your painting and wood-working skills to the test to recreate our DIY heirloom barn quilt project. Build a sturdy plywood base and use painter’s tape to personalize with a vibrant quilt motif. Find all the must-have materials and easy-to-follow instructions to create this impressive accent for your porch or patio.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Modern Barn Quilt