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Everyone’s home needs to be decorated if they want to enjoy time spent there. We spend most of our time awake in the living room (aside from the office), so we need to find ways to decorate it. Art is one of those things that are perfect for the occasion.
When you go to art stores where paintings and other types of art are available, you realize that the prices there are often astronomic. In times of a global economic crisis, spending money on such things is not recommended. You still need to decorate the place, though.
In this article, we’re offering a different solution. We’re offering DIY ideas to help you create art yourself and decorate the living room.
After you’re done with some of these ideas and put yourself into it, you’ll notice that there’s not much difference between doing this on your own and spending top dollars on pro artists. Follow to see our ideas.
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Paint Something Yourself
A canvas and paints in the stores are relatively affordable. Get them, go inside the garage where you can make a mess without feeling guilty, and start painting. You don’t have to be skilled in it; you can create a post-modernist abstract piece that will have a message on its own.
If you don’t feel like going wild on that canvas, you can always read a thing or two about the painting rules on the internet. See what’s essential for the style you’re aiming at, and feel free to create some art.
When you’re done, hang it on the wall inside a nice frame, and see how no one notices that you made it, and not some famous painter that lived in the 17th century.
Try Some Cross Stitch Art
Cross stitching is an amazing art. Back in the day, it was widely popular across the globe, but now it is only a hobby for some people. Art made with this method was practiced by nearly everyone some 100 years ago, but not factories manufacture what people used to.
If you like the idea, you can create an art piece and hang it on the wall instead of a classic painting. Get one of the many cross stitch kits available on the market, and do your best. You may not be perfect at once, but with a bit of practice, you’ll learn how to do it flawlessly.
Create Figurines of Different Materials Yourself
Clay, glass, or other types of figurines are easily made. If you have some spare time, motivation to do it, and are ready to learn how it is done by watching a few videos on the internet, then you’re surely ready to make some art by yourself.
Get the needed material, tools, and machines, and go inside the garage to make some art. Don’t expect to be perfect right away. You’ll mess up a few first attempts, but then you’ll become better as time passes. Once you create something extraordinary, you can place it on the rafts in the living room.
Make Some Furniture on Your Own
It’s so easy to make shelves where you can place books or some of the art you created in the garage. You don’t need to call a professional contractor to charge you tremendous amounts just to install a shelf on a wall.
Even more complex furniture that should act as decoration is simple to assemble. Get the raw materials from the store and spend some time screwing and gluing. Not only is it simple, but it is also a lot of fun for everyone who wants to do DIY projects.
Try Raising Plants
This may not fall into the art section, but plants will improve the living space tremendously. You’ll create an entirely different room if you add more plants inside. Interior design trends suggest moving toward greens and plants, so this is an excellent idea.
You must know that you can’t just place them inside the room and forget about them. Flowers, trees, and other plants require constant care. You need to dedicate a few minutes daily to water them and ensure everything’s great. If you do this, they’ll grow tremendously and look fabulous.
When you’re thinking about enriching your home with arts, you’re wondering where to find the money for those expensive pieces. The answer is – to create them yourself. We offered five interesting ideas above that you can do yourself if you put just a little effort into them.
These efforts are seamless if you do a little research previously and have enough patience until you learn how to do them. Nothing’s impossible if you put yourself into it. Try painting, stitching, clay sculpting, or something similar. If you don’t feel skilled for these, taking care of plants may be a perfect choice.
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