Get creative with these wall art ideas for apartments!
Decorating a New York City abode doesn’t come cheap. Even when you find deals on sites like AptDeco and One Kings Lane, the cost of furniture, light fixtures, and area rugs quickly adds up to be a pretty penny. Still, a few key art pieces can make a difference in any living space. An eye-catching framed print, painting, or an exotic tapestry can work wonders while you slowly purchase the rest of your décor. Are your bare walls in need of some attention? Check out these budget-friendly wall art ideas for apartments.
Vinyl Wall Stickers
One of the most affordable wall art options, vinyl wall stickers are an easy way to customize your apartment and change your wall décor on a whim. From inspirational words to more intricate designs, there’s a wall decal out there for almost any décor scheme.
Small Doses of Chic
Large-scale wall art can be pricey, but you may want to splurge on a smaller version if you come across a picture you love. A modestly sized piece can take a bathroom, entryway, or kitchen area from bland to chic instantly. This 10-in by 15-in lipstick canvas, for example, offers a girly twist without being too over-the-top.
Short on shelf space? Use those blank walls to hang your favorite photographic moments. Try using mismatched frames for an eclectic collage or purchase a hanging photo display to create your own personal gallery.
For the modern minimalist, a unique and decorative clock may be enough to deck the wall behind a sofa or television console. We love Umbra’s copper ribbon wall clock made of bent steel for a sleek and stylish living room addition.
Most space-savvy city dwellers know that mirrors are one of the many tricks to making a small apartment appear bigger. Why not use decorative mirrors to widen your living space while doubling as wall art? If you can afford it, a large horizontal mirror mounted on the wall always looks impressive. But an assortment of smaller mirrors with unique designs can create a cool mosaic effect.
Visualize an artsy NYC studio, and you’re likely to imagine a series of hanging tapestries. Whether you find a colorful piece of silk at a downtown thrift store or come across a beautiful scarf during an international escapade, wall-mounted tapestries are beautifully bohemian. For an alternative to fabric, try an oversized macramé piece to add some texture to your walls.