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Artwork on a Budget

No home seems complete without a few pieces of artwork adorning the walls. While decorating with artwork allows you to express yourself and your tastes, if you are on a budget it can get expensive!

Thankfully, there are a number of creative ways to decorate your home without breaking the bank. Consider the type of decorating styles you love and go to town with the following creative art ideas on a budget.

You don’t have to be an artist to decorate your home with artwork. Take a look at what’s already available around your house! Consider framing a few calendar pictures or postcards from various vacations you’ve been on.

You can either frame the piece directly or mount the photograph on an acid-free mat before framing. Either way, these simple and free ideas are a great way to decorate those bare walls without spending a dime.

If you enjoy puzzles, you may consider putting a beautiful puzzle together and framing it to hang on a wall in your living room, dining room or bedroom. If you decide to go this route, coat the completed puzzle with a craft sealer to give it a finished look before framing.

A wall-mounted shadowbox filled with natural items such as pressed flowers can make a lovely decorative piece for very little money. For example, dried flowers and leaves placed in a shadowbox and hung on a wall make a lovely decorative piece for your living room.

If you’re handy with a camera, take photographs of interesting objects such as flowers, animals, scenery or anything you feel would look great as a piece of artwork.

Print out the photographs at a camera store and enlarge them to the size you like. Print a few coordinating photographs and pick up standard size frames at your local retail store. The photographs can be grouped together on a focal wall in the living room or arranged on a shelf, if desired.

A framed collage of photographs, postcards and other items that are important to you can be a great way to decorate a blank wall as well. Look around the house for items and objects that are meaningful to you, and consider framing them together collage-style.

To take it a step further, you can create a themed collage (or several!) based on the items you include in the collage.

For example, if you went on a seaside vacation, you can put together postcards, seashells, sand dollars and other ocean-inspired memorabilia and create a framed collage based on a specific theme. It’s a fun, creative and inexpensive way to decorate.

There are a number of creative art ideas you can take advantage of, even if you are on a budget. These simple and fun projects can enhance the aesthetic value of any room in your home.

A few well placed pieces of artwork can liven up any living space – and creating your own unique pieces allows your personality and creativity to shine through!