11 Unexpected Ways to Decorate Your Walls

Once upon a time, you were faced with decorating your walls. Maybe you decided to frame photos and prints because, well, there’s no denying that looks great. But for a more unique approach, we bring you 11 alternatives that are just as wow-worthy. Check ’em out, and let the inspiration begin!

1. Just Frames

Frames with nothing in them aren’t silly — they’re a simple, eye-catching way to upgrade your space.

2. Magazine Pages

Source: Stars For Streetlights

Remember when you were a teenager and would rip out pages from your favorite magazine and tape them to the wall? This electrical tape idea is like that — but way better.

3. Music Records

Source: Domino Magazine

Album covers — or records themselves — are such a fun and unique way to display your personality.

4. Scarves

Photo by Ryann Colleen Photography via Style Me Pretty

Yep! Scarves that are bright and beautiful will look just as great on your wall as part of any outfit.

5. Mirrors

Rattan Mirror 

Mirrors make a great substitute for art, especially when you live in a small space. If you’re not sure now to incorporate them, start with these mirror styling tricks!

6. Cross-Stitching

Source: Henry Happened

Who says cross-stitching is just for grandmas? We love this adorable DIY tutorial that would look perfect atop your vanity.

7. Science Charts

It’s true — vintage science charts of plants and flowers, like these, are a beautiful alternative.

8. Postcards


If you love collecting postcards whenever you travel but aren’t sure how to display them, consider grouping them together for a conversation-starting postcard gallery wall.

9. Calendar Pictures

No need to toss out your calendars from last year. Many are full of photos and designs that are definitely frame-worthy.

10. Your Favorite Phrases

Motivational quotes

Sure, you could always buy a quote art print . . . or you could grab a gold pen and try it yourself!

11. Maps

Ancient nautical charts 

Another way to show off your love of travel is by framing maps. We’re particularly fond of vintage ones.

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