LARGER THAN LIFE WALL ART

Believe it or not, this may be the year we say goodbye to the gallery wall, and hello to oversized statement-making wall art. The trick to large-scale pieces that won't bring you over budget is mixing in some simple DIY magic. Whether you order an engineering print of a favorite vacation photo or turn your grandmother's vintage fabric into a wall hanging—all of these ideas take what you love and place them front-and-center in your home.

 
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POP ART

Using the lyrics to a famous song, this piece was created by stenciling on the words to an extra large canvas - 6' x 6' to be exact! What song could you use? This piece is done by - name here.

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FOLDED-LEAF PALM ART

This clever DIY combines two popular wall art trends: botanicals and weaving. To fit in the frame, each frond is folded at a 45 degree angle so that they interlace. Follow the full how-to on Monster Circus.

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GIFT WRAP AS WALL ART

To anyone who's ever felt guilty tearing open a present because the wrapping paper was just too pretty to ruin—this how-to's for you! Follow the tutorial at Francois et Moi, and browse the beautiful papers at Rifle Paper Co. and Norman's Printery. Seriously, how stellar would this galaxy print paper look in a bedroom?

 
 

GEOMETRIC WALL STICKERS

Bold and bright wall stickers, like these from Moon Wall Stickers, make it easy to customize a room. The company sends you a pack of adhesive shapes, and you arrange them at random or in any pattern you like. The set above is enough to transform a wall, and it will only set you back $70. Other options are available on Etsy, like the removable ones from UrbanWalls, which are a renter's dream come true.

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OVERSIZED PHOTO PORTRAITS

Large-scale, expressive portraits add personality to an otherwise sparsely decorated space. To get the look, use a photo editing program to make your images black and white and remove the background. Find helpful hints for preparing your photos on Chris Loves Julia. When your photos are ready, order engineering prints of the images from Kinkos or another local print shop. To imitate the frameless photos above from Woonguide, ask the shop to mount the prints to foam core.