How to: Create an easy and inexpensive statement wall

Putting together a statement wall sounds super scary, amiright? Something about the word "statement" sounds so permanent, flashy and expensive. Well, I'm here to set the record straight since statement walls can really be thing thing that turns a drab room into something memorable and expressive. Check out some of my favorite statement walls from past home tours, along with the simple tricks and tips you need to create your own. 

WALLPAPER, IN SMAL DOSES
Pick a small area, wall, or mantle like Jessica did, and ear mark it for wall paper. I love uniform patterns and colors like Jessica's cheetah--it's almost a neutral, but so much more interesting. 

Anthropologie's selection is impossibly gorgeous. Definitely check out Pinterest for design inspiration before committing to anything!

HAVE FUN WITH PAINT
Paint is one of the fastest, cheapest and easiest ways to transform a room. You see a lot of patterned striped rooms, so I love how Kelli totally switches things up with this pink racing stripe running through her living room. Notice how she placed the eye-lines of each piece of art in perfect harmony with the stripe. 

Step-by-step striping instructions here

MAKE A SINGULAR STATEMENT
Sometimes less is more, and I think Kunal and Sarah's moon art is definitely evidence of that. Proportion is the name of the game here. Choose a piece of art that sits at eye level when centered in the middle of the wall, with approximately the same amount of negative space on all sides. 

Kunal and Sarah's moon print comes from Agent Gallery

KEEP THINGS FLEXIBLE
Commitment phobic? Don't panic, a gallery wall may still be in your future. Create a super fun and inexpensive collage like Maya's using cards, photos and little odds and ends held up with Washi Tape. The tape is so cute and colorful, it becomes part of the overall look. For bigger pieces, try using Command tape or hooks

BRING IT TO LIFE WITH PLANTS
I have no idea people usually only think of hanging plants outside. Not only do Kaitlyn's beauties make such a statement, but she also claims this whole setup was super easy to put together. Personally I find a plant or two in any room helps to tie the whole look together, and also makes me feel calmer and happier. 

The best Chicago-proof houseplants here. Step-by-step instructions for Kaitlyn's hanging planters here


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