Whether you own a castle or rent a room, one of the most important things to anybody is to make their space their own. After all, what could be more comforting than coming home after a hard day’s work to your own personal sanctuary?

There are a million ways to refresh and customise where you live but one of the quickest and easiest is Art. Fortunately, you don’t need the eye of a gallery curator to make your home look great with some well-chosen art. There is a huge amount of mass-produced art that can look really good if it sits well in the surroundings but one of the most satisfying ( and cost-effective ) ways to enhance your home is with some handcrafted artworks.


Hand made artworks can include pictures, paintings, sculptures, or a multitude of other wonderful crafts. They could be functional or purely decorative and they are likely to be a real conversation starter when guests visit. And another brilliant thing about hand-made art is that, as well as making your home look special, creating your own art is good for you! Getting the creative juices flowing is a sure way to beat stress, unwind and reduce anxiety.

With that in mind, let’s go over 4 great handmade art ideas that you can use to decorate your home.

Handmade Portraits 

Pictures and paintings are a staple in the home decor world. They can add some personality to your home, cover the blank walls and show off your preferred style. If you want your rooms to truly shine, consider adding some handmade custom pieces to the wall, instead of art you find at the store.

You can make this art yourself, or companies like letterfest can use your ideas, information, or photographs to create stunning one-of-a-kind pieces. This could be a family portrait, a picture of your dog or anything else you could imagine. These handmade portraits or pictures can also make an incredible gift for others.

Decorative items

Make a statement with decorative items and accessories around the home. From cushions to coasters, even the numbers on your garden gate can be personalised to add to the individuality of your home. In fact, sometimes it’s the smaller items that have the biggest impact; imagine hanging your coat on a named, hand-painted coat hook or picking out a book from between some fabulous engraved stone book-ends.

A Gallery Wall

A great choice to really make a room pop is to have a gallery wall. This is all about having a single wall with many different pieces of art or decor on it, similar to a wall in an art gallery. You can hand-select different paintings, drawings or photos to be combined into one wall-spanning piece of art. You can follow a theme such as color or subject, have an abstract wall and even potentially create the art within the gallery yourself.

While gallery walls are often decorated with photos, painting, or other art, there are a variety of other options available. You can use cork art, porcelain plates, garlands, mirrors and many other items to create a gallery wall, as well.


handmade personalised plant pot
As well as being a fantastic way to liven up your living space, studies show that having plants in the home boost mood, improve concentration and reduce stress levels. A personalised pot is an ideal way to present house plants. Terracotta clay is porous, allowing plant roots to “breathe” and is the perfect material to engrave with names, patterns, special dates or even an engraving of a personal birth flower.

Hopefully this has inspired you to create or pick up some beautiful handmade art to decorate your home. Whether you opt for handmade paintings, decorative items, a gallery wall or plants and pots, they can all help you take your home decor to the next level.