Creative Ways to Decorate Your Walls with Wood and Metal Wall Decor
You may be tired of seeing the same old, boring white walls in your home, but you might be afraid to add color to your living space because you think it will come off as childish or tacky looking. However, there are plenty of ways to decorate with wood and metal wall decor that will add fun and creativity to your home décor without making it look too over the top or childish. If you have kids at home, try these seven creative ways to decorate your walls with wood and metal wall decor and make their rooms more exciting and fun!
1) Learn how to cut and mount a log wall
In order to mount a log wall plaque you’ll need a handsaw, crowbar or claw hammer, safety goggles, a pencil, a tape measurer and framing nails. Measure your wall as you would if you were hanging up any picture. Once you have your measurements it is time to start cutting. Most logs are usually five feet long so it is advised that when cutting one for use on your wall that you cut them at about four feet long so they fit perfectly on an eight foot wall. Cut two of these pieces off just leaving enough room for two inches on either side. Then move over about eight feet from where you started cutting and cut another piece two inches longer than what was already cut before making sure to leave enough room for either side of it as well.
2) Learn how to mount shiplap or wainscoting in your home
Although wall plaques are an amazing way to fill empty wall space, they can sometimes make a room look a little busy. If you’re looking for an alternative that offers great visual appeal but doesn’t take away from your home decor, consider mounting metal or wood plaques on your walls. These often come in sets of three or four so they can be hung close together on one wall or spaced out throughout a room. You could also use one or two of these as centerpieces and mix them up in different areas of your home—like dining rooms, entryways, bathrooms, kitchens and more!
3) Learn how to use boards from old pallets as pieces of wall decor
It might sound strange, but old wooden pallets are a perfect way to add some rustic charm to your wall decor. You can make simple pieces of art by cutting different lengths of boards from old pallets, then layering them on top of each other in a pattern that's pleasing to you. Or you can make a set of plaques for your wall by arranging pallet wood in a shape that fits with what you're trying to decorate. And it goes without saying—if you don't want your wall decorations made out of wood, there are plenty of ways people have turned old pallets into metal or glass decorations. No matter how you use them, wooden pieces made from old pallets are definitely something special.
4) Learn how to create an open shelving wall design
Open shelving wall designs are extremely versatile. They can be an excellent space saver, while being equally useful in smaller or larger rooms alike. Moreover, it allows you to show off your favorite items or collections by giving you a glimpse of what’s inside. For example, displaying books on open shelves makes for excellent DIY shelving ideas for book lovers who want to add some style and comfort into their homes. Wall plaques on open shelves work nicely with room decorating schemes that include warmer hues like red, yellow or orange — those pieces of wall art will feel right at home! Alternatively, such shelving layouts look equally perfect when paired up with white walls in modern-style settings.
5) Learn how to build wooden letters for DIY wall decor
The first option that you may want to consider is wooden letters. This is a great way to make your walls look more creative and original. As long as you know how to use power tools, it will be easier for you to assemble them yourself. The material is affordable so you do not have to worry about spending too much on it. If you want extra details, painting your wood letters can add more beauty in your living space. You just need few paintbrushes, paint cans and some decorative designs in order for your wall letters become more artistic as well as functional at home.
6) Learn how to make a large wood plank board photo frame
A simple wooden plaques for wall can be made out of a large piece of wood, or you can get creative with a piece of reclaimed lumber. Simply choose your favorite photo, print it on cardstock (make sure it is bigger than your frame), and adhere it to a piece of 1-by-4 inch lumber. You’ll probably want two pieces — one for each side — because large frames are bulky and need support. The finished product will look great in any room in your home or office!
7) Learn how to add rope lights on your walls for interesting interior lighting effects
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to add interest to any room is by adding decorative lighting. This project is a good way for you and your family members of all ages, including children, to participate in creating a unique art installation. It also works for renters who aren’t able to paint their walls or put holes in them as well as helping you save money. To make it even more interesting, you can easily make different wall hangings from items lying around your house. It may take some trial and error when installing rope lights on your walls but don’t give up on it since you’ll eventually get a hang of how they should be properly place.