DIY: Impromptu Art

At Remodelista, we love the possibilities a blank wall presents. From adding more book shelving, to creating a collage of family photos, the options are endless. And if you’ve run dry of items to hang, you can always create your own impromptu piece of art. Here are a few do-it-yourself wall decor ideas that inspire us.

Above: Discover your inner Banksy: UK artist Damien Hirst spray-painted an image of a shark on a lobby wall of the Soho House Berlin, putting a chic twist on graffiti.

Above: An entirely new twist on children’s art–and toys. In this Swedish house, via photographer Mark Eriksoon, a child’s skipping rope is used to suspend paintings along a wall.

Above: We always love functional decor. Here, menus displayed on clipboards hung on the wall at Malcolm Davis’s Stable Cafe in San Francisco serve a purpose, but also look great.

Above: Clip on art: At the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, art hanging from metal binder clips on S hooks decorate white slatted wood paneled walls.

For more DIY art inspiration, check out Remodelista’s posts DIY: Paint Chip Mural, DIY: Instant Frame and Mat from Roseland Greene and DIY: Instant Painted Crate Wall Shelving.



Angel Campbell
Angel Campbell4 years ago

Cool :)

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Lean Towards Y.
Past Member 4 years ago

So simple and so elegant.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

Thanks for the information.

Kristina C.
Kristina C.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing - I like all of the choices.

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K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Judith Corrigan
Judith Corrigan5 years ago

I love things that are unusual and unique.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Deborah L.
Deborah L.5 years ago

Keen ideas!

Sheri P.
Sheri P.5 years ago

I love those ideas...thanks!