Functional Wall Decor Ideas
Our whole goal with Deck The Walls is to give you lots of ideas for how to fill up your walls to make your home beautiful in *your* style. But there are some areas of the home that need to also have a little bit of function tied in the stylistic form of whatever is on the wall. So today, we have over 30 ideas of functional wall decor, to help you get the most of our your wall space! [/tps_header]
This is one of my favorite easy ideas — a narrow wall shelf hides cords and electronics (or whatever else you need hidden) and a hinged art canvas serves as a door and a diguise (from Mamma Mekko)
This shows a menu board, but this would be perfect for keeping family lists or calendars organized, or for writing reminders, too! (Design Milk)
Most of us don’t require an entire room for a home office space — use just a corner with this small-space desk paired with a colorful corkboard and organizer for a cheery workspace (via BHG — and we put together free plans to make your own wall desk here!) This would make a perfect teen homework station too (more homework station ideas here)
This fold up table (for purchase here) becomes a large wall frame when folded up
and you can build a DIY version with this tutorial — perfect for a kid’s homework space or a craft area!
Also for the office area, make an easy colorful pen holder from a scrap of wood (tutorial here).
And I couldn’t find the original source for this image, but how dreamy is that colorful wall full of colored pencils!!
In the kitchen, you can display your knives on a fancied-up rustic wall rack (eHow)
or use an old gate to hang pans and spices on (Bachman’s Summer House via Hammers and High Heels)
In a family game room or playroom, turn the game boards into wall decor (Infarrantly Creative). It’s both fun decor and saves you from having to try to save the boxes that are inevitably crushed throughout the life of of a favorite game! (The game pieces are stored in bags on the back of the framed board) game boards
Laundry room decor can be tricky, but an easy-to-build wall drying rack is the perfect combination of function and style. (Tutorial from Centsational Girl)
Add a little bit of storage to any space with this easy idea from BHG — just cut wood bowls in half and secure them to a board!
And of course — we have wall organizers and shelves!
Chalkboard + wire basket makes for a perfectly industrial organizer (tutorial here).
This upcycled cardboard wall caddy organizer is great for a kid’s space or a college dorm (from Brit.co)
This pegboard organizer from Addicted 2 DIY looks great in a kid’s room, and it has the added benefit of a magnetic chalkboard for notes and reminders.
This inexpensive decorative ladder is great for towels, extra blankets, magazines, etc. Tutorial here.
I couldn’t find the original source on this, but the colorful combination of the IKEA spice racks for books and decor and the paint chips is great!
Organize coats and scarfs in a chic upcycled way with this reclaimed wood and faucet handle coat rack by A Piece of Rainbow.
And you’ll never lose your sunglasses again (hopefully!) with these easy wall organizer (Lisa Denoia).
If you don’t count the cost of the purchases 😉 this organized wall of shopping bags is free! (and of course, you don’t have to shop at Tiffany to get shopping bags!) (by lezoemusings)