38 Creative Wall Art Ideas to Decorate Your Space
We've found ourselves in nesting mode as we spend more time at home, which means it's the perfect time for some wall art inspiration. There are literally thousands of different ways to add beautiful art to the walls in every room of your home.
But we narrowed it down a little to our top 38 favorite ideas, including this Hard & Soft Print from Minted. Whether you're into metallics or neon, color block or obmre, 2D or 3D there's an idea here to fit your home and your budget.
2. DIY Art Hack: Turn items you already own, into works of art — in minutes. All you need is some creativity and large enough frames. (via Paper & stitch)
3. Pom Pom Wall Art: Really flesh out a space with a colorful yarn display. You can find everything you need online, or in a thrift store. You got this. (via Brit + Co)
4. Printable Stendig Calendar: Sometimes the beauty of a piece lies in its utility. This giant calendar will keep you track, and looks striking in its simplicity. (via A Joyful Riot)
5. DIY Leaf Splatter Print: Create a set of them for a bold injection of color, or display them selectively to add balance. (via Lovely Indeed)
6. Wood Burned Travel Map: For a little reminder about where you've been, and where you still want to go. (via Brit + Co)
7. DIY Reversible Wall Hanging: What's better than one boho piece? Two of them! Who knew reversible was the way to go. (via Paper & Stitch)
8. DIY Abstract Wall Art: Make a statement with the right frame, and a quick project. (via DIY in PDX)
9. Easy Paper Flower Art: You know how you've been dying to use more shadow boxes in your decor? Start with this project, and see where it takes you. (via Martiza Lisa)
10. DIY Leaf Art: Consider yourself lucky enough to leave in a climate with palm fronds, and even luckier that you can create this stunning graphic piece using something you found outside. (via Monstercircus)
11. Dyed Wall Hangings: Did you know you can dye wood? Well now you do. (via Handmade Charlotte)
12. DIY Iridescent Mirror: Mirrors are the ultimate room expanders, so why not enhance a mirror? (via A Bubbly Life)
13. DIY Faux Neon Sign Art: This diptych hits all the trends with one piece: neon? check. Palm leaf? check. (via A Kailo Chic Life)
14. DIY Paint Swatch Art: Ever wanted to try out a new color without all the hassle? Now you can with ease. (via A Beautiful Mess)
14. Wall Weaving Hack: Since you're dying to make one, you might as well use this hack. (via Brit + Co)
15. DIY Diamond Ripple Wall Art: This piece packs a graphic punch, and looks great with any decor style. (via Classy Clutter)
16. DIY Pegboard Wall Art: Get in on the pegboard trend with a circular beauty, and take a walk on the wild side with some memphis squiggles. (via Sugar & Cloth)
17. DIY Yarn Wall Hanging: Bring a permanent rainbow into your living room, with a well place piece of macrame. (via A Beautiful Mess)
18. DIY Paper Shapes Wall Art: Your scrapbooking leftovers are all you need to make a pair of modern prints. (via Sugar & Cloth)
19. DIY Rope Wall Art: Another Anthro hack? Yes please. (via Brit + Co)
20. DIY Fabric Pocket Planter: Shelf space is at a premium, but your plant babies can stay snuggly on the wall. (via Club Crafted)
21. DIY Picture Gallery Frame: No space for a gallery wall? No problem, use this frame trick to display your favorite and best. (via Brit + Co)
22. DIY Ceramic Wall Planters: Mary your love of clay, paint, and air plants. You deserve it. (via Brit + Co)
23. Frame Accent Wall: For a more abstract take on art, what about doing an entire wall? (via A Beautiful Mess)
24. DIY Collage Wall Art: People will be calling you the modern day Matisse once they see the combos you can put together. (via Sarah Hearts)
25. DIY Wire Wall Art: Looking for a more minimalist option? Try out some wire script, it looks pretty sharp. (via The Merrythought)
27. Rosette Backdrop: You can use these bright paper rosettes as a photo booth back drop or as an art installation. It's an easy way to add lots of color to your room very quickly. (via Brit + Co.)
28. Tulle Wall Art: What looks like watercolor stripes from a distance are actually strips of tulle fabric. Use spray adhesive to attach the strips easily and without a lot of mess. (via Brit + Co.)
29. Glowing Hearts Wall Art: Use battery powered string lights to make this glowing work of art. Since you won't have to plug it in, you won't have to camouflage the cord. (via Brit + Co.)
30. Nail String Art: You can make anything from abstract designs to words to shapes with this easy DIY. That's a wrap! (via Brit + Co.)
31. DIY Vintage Marquee: Making this marquee is definitely easier than it looks. The trick is to start with pre-made cardboard letters. (via Brit + Co.)
32. Shoebox Wall Art: Don't recycle those shoeboxes just yet! They can be transformed into colorful floating shelves with just a few coats of paint. (Plus, click through for two more ideas.) (via Brit + Co.)
33. Spray Paint Wall Art: With a blank canvas, a roll of painter's tape (or lace washi tape), and a couple of cans of spray paint the artistic possibilities are endless. (via Brit + Co)
34. DIY Wire Wall Art: Head to the hardware store for the supplies for this creative sign. There are tons of colors and materials to choose from. What will you spell out? (via Brit + Co)
35. Washi Tape Frames: The frame is half the battle when hanging wall art. So why not turn the frame into a work of art itself using washi tape. (via Brit. + Co.)
36. Duct Tape Canvas Art: This could easily be the fastest and most inexpensive piece of wall art you can make. (via Brit + Co.)
37. Tape Christmas Tree: No room for a real tree during the holidays? Make a trio of washi tape trees on your walls instead. The best part? No messy pine needles to clean up! (via Brit + Co.)
38. Living Wall Art: One of our favorite upgrades on a basic DIY is adding a few air plants to our string art plaques. Just be sure you leave enough space to nestle in the plants. (via Brit + Co.)
What's your favorite DIY wall art idea? Share with us @BritandCo!
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Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com