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Five thrifty ideas for a statement wall

Sometimes all you need is a singular idea to spark a new home décor project. We’ve taken it a step further and suggest five ideas on how to create a unique statement wall without spending a fortune.

Wall art ideas

5. Mirror statement wall

Wall art ideas

4. Map statement wall

Wall art ideas

3. Framed photo statement wall

Wall art ideas

2. Clock statement wall

Wall art ideas

1. Canvas statement wall

Sometimes all you need is a singular idea to spark a new home décor project. We’ve taken it a step further and suggest five ideas on how to create a unique statement wall without spending a fortune.

1. Canvas statement wall

We love the idea of splitting up a singular image into different sections, like the above-the-bed trio, and creating a whole statement wall from that one picture. Having an picture mounted onto canvas is an easy way to preserve a favourite photo or homemade artwork.

Tip: Layering digital effects onto a landscape photo (i.e. turning green trees into pink ones) is a fun way to create your own unique piece of art.

Canvas Pop Canvases, from $30, Canvaspop.com.

2. Clock statement wall

Tick tock, tick tock, time is running for you to try this imaginative take on a statement wall. These days there are a ton of cool affordable clocks to choose from; pick up four or five and arrange them in a row or a grouping.

Tip: If you have family or friends living far away, set a clock to their time zone. Every time you check the time, you’ll think about all those people in the world who love you.

3. Framed photo statement wall

Most household printers these days can create professional quality photo prints. Take advantage of this technology and curate your own memory wall for a fraction of the price.

Tip: For a more unified look, make sure all your frames are the same colour. Black frames are classic but a wall of yellow frames would look incredibly fresh.

4. Map statement wall

We all know that antique markets are great for generating decorating ideas, but the next time you’re digging through piles of odds and ends, keep your eyes open for a cache of vintage maps.

Tip: When put edge to edge, vintage maps create a stunning — and worldly — statement wall that won’t cost the price of a plane ticket.

5. Mirror statement wall

If a singular mirror can make a small space look bigger, what can a whole wall of mirrors do? Choose a décor theme, like modern or rococo, and start collecting until you have a minimum of three mirrors — any less wouldn’t really make the statement you’re looking for.

Tip: Craigslist is a great place to start looking for second-hand mirrors, while Ikea will always have a few fun affordable styles to fill in the gaps.

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