Decorate Your Walls on the Cheap

ClipboardsThanks to websites like Etsy, 20 x 200 and I Need Nice Things, it’s easy to score inexpensive artwork—but framing them is still a pricey endeavor.

Unless you can get away with not framing, that is. My top three solutions for filling your walls on a budget:


    • Wooden Hangers
      Meg Lewis hit the nail on the head, literally. Combining dollar-store wooden pant hangers with a few nails, a hammer and some vintage prints, she proves that you don’t need to break a sweat to create a high-impact gallery wall.


    • Clipboards
      Rachel Denbow originated this simple yet striking idea of using clipboards to hang everything from high-end prints to magazine clippings. The best part? Shaking up your décor takes mere minutes—just unclip.


    • Fabric-Wrapped Canvas
    • Have a room that requires a large-scale piece of art? The solution can be as simple as bringing together an oversized artist’s canvas and a few yards of graphic fabric. Wrap the fabric around the canvas (keeping your corners neatly folded) and staple the fabric to the wood frame to hold it in place.



Hit the wall. What’s your favorite way to decorate bare walls on a budget? Lia Fagan is the designer behind Mod Pieces, an online boutique featuring restyled, vintage lighting. When she’s not in the studio, she’s writing for Scoutie Girl and teaching others how to “design outside the lines” on her blog, Mod Nest.

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