When planning for a budget friendly upgrade, art tends to be overlooked. It can be expensive and complicated, as well as hard to find and size. All things that make it impractical for a quick and easy upgrade.
All that being said, small scale DIY’s can be a great way to make a big impact without a lot of commitment. You also don't have to be a world-class artist to get creative.
In our bedroom, the ceilings are almost 14 feet high, which leaves our walls very large, white and blank. I wanted to create something for over our headboard that would fill in some of that blank space with color and texture.
I used a mixture of black and cognac yarn from the $1.00 bin of AC Moore to get the texture and bold colors I wanted while keeping a tight budget. I used a wooden dowels, as the frame and hung 3 foot strips of the yarn folded in half on the dowel in an old friendship bracelet knot, shown below.
Once I liked the density of the wall hang, I trimmed the bottom into a straight edge to make it look more purposeful and polished which finished the piece perfectly.
I love the impact this $4.00 project makes in our space. It was just the touch of color and texture that we needed to break up such a large scale wall.