Are you looking for ways to add interest to your walls? Buying large pieces of artwork and hiring professional painters can be expensive. Instead, create your own beautiful simple wall paintings. These projects are so easy, anyone can do them.
50 DIY Simple Wall Painting Ideas
Directly below are 50 ideas for creating beautiful simple wall paintings. Scroll down further to find some amazing stencils to make the process even easier.
1. Add a Feature Circle
Circles can be intimidating to draw. So, you have probably never dreamed about putting a large one on your wall. However, the shape can make for a great accent. You can use them behind headboards or over your couch. You can also put them in corners.
Do not be intimated by drawing a huge circle on your wall. This video tutorial will teach you an easy trick for creating the perfect circle and making beautiful simple wall paintings.
2. Create a Rainbow
Everyone loves spotting a rainbow after a storm. Now you can have a beautiful rainbow in your own home.
You can use the classic rainbow colours or take the advice of Micah Juliet and use the colours on a single paint swatch.
3. Use a Stencil
Stencils are an easy way to make beautiful simple wall paintings. You can either purchase a stencil in the store or make your own.
4. Scalloped Wall Border
Scalloped wall borders can be used in several areas of your home. But they look extra cute in nurseries and sun rooms. This tutorial to make beautiful simple wall paintings is so easy to follow. To make the scallops, simply trace around the edges of a plate.
5. Modern Botanical Mural
Do you have a small, neglected corner? Paint a modern botanical mural. The mural will add a touch of elegance and make the area more inviting.
6. Paint an Arch Feature Wall
Arched doorways are gorgeous additions to homes. If you love the look of an arched doorway, but do not have one, you can paint a stylish arch using the step-by-step guide for creating beautiful simple wall paintings.
7. A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies Simple Wall Painting Idea
This would be a super cute idea for a nursery or a child’s room. The butterflies are easy to make using a stencil and spray paint.
8. DIY Modern Wall Art Corner Mural
Take a plain corner and make it a modern piece of artwork by combining different shapes. This once boring area will now be a feast for the eye’s thanks to these beautiful simple wall paintings.
9. Classic Chevron Design
Chevron is a popular pattern that is used in all types of home decor. You can find the zig zag pattern everywhere from flooring, drapes, blankets, wallpaper, and more. Follow this free beautiful simple wall paintings tutorial to learn how to create the classic pattern.
10. Geometric Painting
Geometric walls may look intimidating, but they are very easy to make. This easy accent wall tutorial will walk you through each step. Once you see how easy it really is, you will be picking out your colours.
11. Paint Stripes
Stripes never go out of style, and they are fun to paint. When painting stripes, take into consideration the size of the room. Vertical stripes will make the room feel taller. While horizontal stripes will make it feel wider.
12. How to Paint Squares
Squares are a pattern often found in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. If you are wanting to create beautiful simple wall paintings in your home, check out this tutorial.
Instead of using classic black and white, use different tones of the same colour. You can make one matte and one glossy to create a unique effect.
13. Paint a Dandelion on Your Wall
Dandelions bring back memories from childhood. They are beautiful and intricate. You can find dandelions in a lot of home decor items.
If you love this wildflower and are looking for beautiful simple wall paintings for your home, check out this tutorial.
14. EASY Cherry Blossoms
Use this video tutorial to learn how to create easy cherry blossoms with acrylic paint. You can paint several of these flowers on your walls to create beautiful simple wall paintings.
15. Polka Dots
Make bright and colourful radial dot bursts using this easy polka dot painting technique. This type of wall painting would be good for a craft room or a teenager’s room.
It is a fun design that creates beautiful simple wall paintings.
16. Hexagons on an Accent Wall
When you think of beautiful simple wall paintings, you may not think of hexagons. But they are beautiful, and this video tutorial will show you just how easy it is.
17. A Painted Mountain Wall Mural
Is your little man an explorer? Does he enjoy being out in nature? Paint a mountain wall mural in his bedroom.
18. Inverted U
Make these beautiful simple wall paintings using one colour, one brush, and one pattern. Simply repeat the inverted U over and over until you get the effect you are looking for.
19. simple wall art painting for beginners
Follow this beautiful simple wall paintings tutorial to learn how to create a branch with a birdcage. This design would look beautiful coming out of a corner or peeking out of a window frame.
20. Colour patch wall
Brighten up your walls with a pop of colour. You could easily use this technique for making beautiful simple wall paintings in any room in your home.
21. DIY Birds Wall Painting
This flying birds tutorial does not use a standard stencil. Instead, you print off the birds and cut them out. This way you can use an assortment of designs and sizes, making a wide variety of beautiful simple wall paintings that create one large mural.
22. Make Your Own Wall Graphic
Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect piece of artwork to hang on your wall. Instead, make your own beautiful simple wall paintings with this fun technique.
23. Painting an Ombre Wall
Are you trying to find a fun way to paint a wall for your little princess? Paint a pink gradient wall. This is an easy technique you can finish in a couple of hours.
The technique is best done on a small wall. You do not want the paint to dry before you can get it all blended smoothly.
24. Faux Wallpaper Accent Wall
Do you love the hand painted wall paper designs that are now available in many home improvement stores?
If you have looked at the price, you probably decided that it was not worth it. Instead of spending a lot of money on premade wallpaper, create your own beautiful simple wall paintings.
25. Spray Paint Hearts
Are you looking for beautiful simple wall paintings for a preteen or teen’s bedroom? This is an awesome idea. And it is something they can help you with. It is such a creative idea that is very easy to complete.
26. Super Easy Projector to Paint a Wall Mural
Instead of buying peel-and-stick inspirational quotes for your wall, paint them using the help of a projector. A projector is a super simple and budget friendly way to create beautiful simple wall paintings. You can use the technique indoors or outdoors.
27. Masking Tape Designs
Get creative with masking tape. You can create countless designs easily. The only thing stopping you is your imagination. So, put up the tape, then step back and look at your design.
If you aren’t happy with it, take the tape down and do it again. Once you have the perfect design, simply paint over it and then remove the tape.
28. DIY Lime Wash Walls
Create a unique accent wall using a lime wash. Lime wash paint is usually made from natural ingredients that age over time, creating a beautiful matte finish and a subtle texture. Using different brushes will create different textures. So, before you begin, make some samples using a variety of brushes.
29. Diamond Accent Wall Mural
You do not have to be able to freehand designs or buy stencils to create beautiful simple wall paintings. Instead, make a diamond template using a simple piece of paper. Then use the template and a flat edge to create your design.
30. Combing Technique Wall Paint from Kotresh Koti
Create a gorgeous accent wall using a roller and a comb. It is an extremely easy technique that creates tons of texture and visual interest. There are a wide variety of combs to pick from that will create different textures.
31. Metallic Glam Wall
Create a luxurious escape in your home with a metallic, shimmer wall. This painting technique would be great for a bedroom or a bathroom. The metallic wall is super easy to create using a metallic plaster tint base and metallic paint.
32. Faux Bamboo Design
Here is another one of my favourite techniques for making beautiful simple wall paintings. Simply paint the base colour on your wall, put up the tape strips, roll another layer of paint on top, follow that with a textured roller, then remove the tape.
33. Triangle Accent Wall Mural
Are you an artsy person? If so, you will have a lot of fun creating the flowing diamond design. It is an easy technique for creating beautiful simple wall paintings. However, since there are so many small coloured triangles, it is time-consuming.
34. Japanese Inspired Tree
Add a Japanese element to your home decor by painting a flowering tree on your wall. You can even add some paper lanterns to make it look festive. Paint a single branch, several branches, or the whole tree.
35. Sponge Painting
Give your wall some dimension using the sponge painting technique. Sponge painting has been used for years to create beautiful simple wall paintings. Everyone who sees your finished project will think you hired a professional to do the job.
36. Rainbow with Butterflies
Take a simple rainbow design and get extra creative. In this video, you will see how the artist turned an ordinary rainbow into a kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies. I think this design would also work well with birds.
37. Make Sunflowers
Sunflowers are beautiful and welcoming. You can create beautiful simple wall painting by staggering a few flowers along your wall. You can either hand draw the flowers or use a projector. Then simply colour in the flowers.
38. 3D Tunnel Wall Painting
Add depth to your room by creating a 3D tunnel wall painting. This artist uses simple wall paints.
39. Colour Burst
Creating a sunburst of colours on your wall is easier than it looks. This tutorial will show you just how easy it is. And you can use any colour combination you choose. This technique would be a lot of fun to complete. And the finished result definitely catches the eye.
40. Use a Spatula
Instead of painting your walls with a brush, create beautiful simple wall paintings using a textured roller and a spatula. You can even use this technique to make wall hangings. You just have to be fast, because you cannot let the paint try before you use the spatula.
41. Simple Stripe Wall Texture Design
Stripes are super easy to paint using painter’s tape as your guide. You can make stripes horizontal, vertical, or at an angle. Paint them on one wall or have the stripes continue across multiple walls.
42. Optical Illusion
3D painting may look hard, but you can easily create beautiful simple wall paintings using a template. In this video tutorial, you will learn the trick for creating 3D designs. It is a lot easier than it looks.
43. Faux Painting Using A Rag
Follow along with this video to see just how easy it is to faux paint with a rag. The technique is super simple, and the results are gorgeous. I also love this technique when it is used on furniture.
44. Pop Art Wall Mural
Paint a pop art wall mural in your home to create a fun pop of colour. These types of murals are great for game rooms, children’s bedrooms, and play areas. The large murals are simple to make by combining several beautiful simple wall paintings. Paint squares, circles, rectangles, and triangles. Then outline them in black.
45. Sunset Beach Mural
Do you love sitting on the beach watching the sunset? Watch this video to see how Jodie May creates a gorgeous sunset wall mural in her home. But why stop at a simple sunset when you can add boats, birds, and even a lighthouse?
46. Artistic DIY Wall Mural
Here is an accent wall mural that has a fun 80s vibe. You can use shapes like the artist, or really get creative and throw in some wavy lines and triangles too. Use muted colours for the lounge area or bright neon colours for a game room.
47. Butterfly Wall Paint Stencils
How cute are these butterfly wall stencils? You can use several stencils in different sizes to create a wide variety of single, beautiful wall paintings. Paint the butterflies a single colour or a rainbow of colours.
48. Tatooine Sunset
Are you a fan of Star Wars? Check out this Tatooine sunset. You too can make beautiful simple wall paintings using Star Wars as your inspiration. You can watch this video to get ideas. However, it would be a lot easier to draw your landscape and paint it.
49. Mountain Mural
Instead of buying expensive decals, bring the great outdoors inside with a painted mountain mural. You will first want to paint the wall your base colour. Then pencil in the outlines of the mountains. Then start painting your mountains.
50. Glazing Technique
Learn how to paint your walls with wood stain and a wadded-up cloth by following this tutorial. The technique is very simple, and anyone can do it. You do not need any artistic talent. The procedure is very messy, so you will need to tape off the areas you do not want stained and place a drop cloth on the floor.
24 Beautiful Simple Wall Paintings Stencils
If you do not feel comfortable free-handing designs on your walls, that is OK too. This is why they make stencils.
We have included 24 amazing stencils that will help you create beautiful simple wall paintings anywhere inside and outside your home.
1. Reusable Plastic Wall Stencil from StencilsNakleo
Bring nature indoors with this tree branch stencil. Painting a tree branch on your wall freehand can be a little intimidating.
Take the pressure away with this stencil. The stencil is made from durable, easy to clean Mylar plastic, that will last for years.
The stencil is available in 2 sizes: 17.7 inches (45 cm) x 24.6 inches (65 cm) and 24.6 inches (65 cm) x 37.4 inches (95 cm).
2. Floral Wall Art Wall Stencils For Painting from StencilsLabNY
This stunning floral stencil kit makes it simple to create beautiful simple wall paintings. You can use all the stencils together to make a large mural, or use them separately.
The modern floral set contains 7 stencils that vary in size.
3. Beautiful Simple Wall Paintings Stencil Geometic Pattern from StencilsLabNy
This floral reusable wall stencil makes it easy to create beautiful simple wall paintings without the stress. It would also make a great stencil for large pieces of furniture.
This allover stencil is available in three sizes: 11 inches (27.9 cm) x 20.5 inches (52 cm), 20.5 inches (52 cm) x 25.2 inches (64 cm), and 20.5 inches (52 cm) x 41.47 inches (105.3 cm).
4. Dahlia Mandala Stencil from StencilRev
Beautiful simple wall paintings do not have to be time consuming. You can change the whole look and feel of a room with this simple mandala stencil in no time at all.
You can paint one mandala, stagger the design, or layer them using different colours of paint.
The mandala stencil is available in 8 sizes. You can get a 6 inch (15.24 cm) x 6 inch (15.24 cm) stencil for small DIY craft projects all the way up to a large 35 inch (88.9 cm) x 35 inch (88.9 cm).
5. Paradise Mandala Stencil from StencilRev
Use this mandala stencil to create strikingly beautiful simple wall paintings. This design will be the statement piece in any room.
The stencil is made from laser cut 10 Mil thick official Mylar. It is available in 8 sizes: 6 inch (15.24 cm) x 6 inch (15.24 cm), 8 inch (20.32 cm) x 8 inch (20.32 cm), 12 inch (30.48 cm) x 12 inch (30.48 cm), 15 inch (38.1 cm) x 15 inch (38.1 cm), 20 inch (50.8 cm) x 20 inch (50.8 cm), 25 inch (63.5 cm) x 25 inch (63.5 cm), 30 inch (76.2 cm) x 30 inch (76.2 cm), and 35 inch (88.9 cm) x 35 inch (88.9 cm).
6. Forest Wall Mural Stencil Kit from MyWallStencils
Create a professional looking wall mural for your baby’s room at a fraction of the cost with this amazing stencil kit. Woodland creatures are a popular motif that works well for both boys and girls.
The Forest Friends Stencil Kit contains 29 self-adhesive wall stencils. There is absolutely no artistic skill required. Simply stick the wall stencils to the wall, paint, remove, reuse, and in no time you will have created beautiful simple wall paintings.
7. FRANZ Abstract Wall Pattern Stencil from IdealStencils
Modern art is made easy thanks to this unique stencil. This design is easy enough to use, a beginner can use it. With this stencil, mistakes and paint bleed will not be seen.
The stencil comes in 3 sizes: 14.5 inches (37 cm) x 21 inches (53 cm), 21.2 inches (54 cm) x 30.3 inches (77 cm), and 29.5 inches (75 cm) x 42 inches (107 cm).
8. Diamond Lattice Stencil Simple Wall Painting Idea from IdealStencils
This diamond lattice stencil is ideal for painting walls, floors, fabrics, furniture, and more. This pattern is classic and perfect for creating simple beautiful wall paintings.
Use colours that are a shade or two different to create a subtle design, or use a colour that pops off the wall.
It is made from 190 micron Mylar plastic which is flexible, reusable, and washable. It is available in 4 sizes, or you can buy a multipack.
9. Modern Geometric Wall Stencil by StencilsLabNY
This is a fun pattern that is great for creating visual interest. Use it in a small entryway or make a stripe down a large wall. You can also use it to create a runner on a floor.
This allover stencil is available in three sizes 20.5 inches x 16.5 inches (52.07 cm x 41.9 cm), 20.5 inches x 27.75 inches (52.07 cm x 70.5 cm), and 20.5 inches x 38.9 inches (52.07 cm x 98.8 cm).
10. Giant Sunflower Wall Art Stencil from CuttingEdgeStencils
Sunflowers are warm and inviting. Many people use them to decorate their homes in the fall. But you can use them anytime.
The sunflower stencil is offered in 3 sizes: design 26 inches tall, flower approx. 9 inches across, design 38 inches tall, flower approx. 13.3 inches across, and design 50 inches tall, flower approx. 17.5 inches across.
11. Large Flower Stencil from StencilsLabNY
Use this floral reusable stencil to create beautiful simple wall paintings in your bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and office spaces. You can also use it to embellish furniture, fabrics, and floors.
The stencil measures 22 inches (55.88 cm) wide x 22 inches (55.88 cm) high. It is made from strong Mylar material.
12. Birds on wire Nursery Home Decor Stencil fom IdealStencils
This birds on a wire stencil can be used to paint a border or repeated pattern. It would be beautiful painted above a window, a doorway, in a sun room, a den, or on the side of a fence.
The birds stencil is available in 4 sizes, or you can purchase a multipack.
13. DIY Simple Wall Painting Flower Garden Stencil Kit from MyWallStencils
This flower garden wall mural stencil kit is ideal for any nursery or girl’s room. To complete the mural, just peel, stick, paint, and remove the stencils. You will get beautiful simple wall paintings with no artistic talent.
This garden mural stencil kit contains 34 wall stencils. You get a 6.5 ft. flowering tree, flying birds, perching birds, 2 butterflies, a dragonfly, a bee, a snail, a mouse, hollyhock, a frog, a peacock, a birdhouse, 2 daffodils, a lily, a tulip, daisies, a leaf, grass, a leafy branch, a sun, a pot, a watering can, a heart, a cloud, and a picket fence.
14. DIY Deer in the Forrest Stencil from LittleStencilShop
Do you live in a cabin or love decorating your home in rustic decor? This deer in the forest stencil would make a great addition.
You can create beautiful simple wall paintings throughout your house will this one stencil. Or you can buy several of the stencils in different sizes.
You can get a small pattern that measures 5 inches (12.7 cm) x 6 inches (15.24 cm) all the way up to a huge 51 inch (129.54 cm) x 90 inch (228.6 cm) stencil.
15. Cloud Wall Stencils for Baby Nursery Room from MyWallStencils
These cloud wall stencils are perfect for creating beautiful simple wall paintings in a nursery or kids room. To apply, just peel, stick, paint, and remove.
Included are 5 shapes and sizes of cloud wall stencils. They are 21 inch (53.34 cm) x 9 inch (22.86 cm), 21 inch (53.34 cm) x 7.5 inch (19.05 cm), 17.5 inch (44.45 cm) x 8 inch (20.32 cm), 11.5 inch (29.21 cm) x 7 inch (17.78 cm), and 11 inch (27.94 cm) x 5.5 inch (13.97).
16. Bird Cage Stencil from IdealStencils
This bird cage stencil can be used on any wall space; indoors or outdoors. The cage and birds come on separate stencils, so you can paint the birds wherever you want to.
The stencil comes in various sizes. The birds come in proportion to the cage.
17. Palm Frond Stencil from CuttingEdgeStencils
Create your own tropical paradise using this professional palm leaf stencil. Be creative and overlap the stencil design, use different colours, or make an all-over palm leaf wall pattern. The possibilities are endless.
The large, reusable stencil measures 21.1 inches (53.59 cm) high x 27.3 inches (69.34 cm) wide.
18. Dot Pattern Stencil from LittleStencilShop
Are you looking for beautiful simple wall paintings for a nursery or child’s bedroom? This polka dot stencil is a fun choice.
No matter what size wall you are trying to decorate, you can get great results with this stencil. It is available in 10 sizes, so you can take on small as well as large projects.
19. Dandelion Wall Stencil from CuttingEdgeStencils
Make beautiful simple wall paintings inside and outside with this dandelion wall stencil. The stencil is perfect for creating a peaceful feeling in a bedroom or reading room. The dandelions would also look gorgeous painted on the side of a barn or fence.
The single overlay stencil is offered in 3 sizes: design 22 inches (55.88 cm) tall, flower 5 inches (12.7 cm) across, design 37 inches (93.98 cm) tall, flower 8.5 inches (21.59 cm) across, design 44.5 inches (113.03 cm) tall, flower 10.5 (26.67 cm) across. Also included in a free seeds stencil.
20. Tree Simple Wall Painting Stencil from ElegantStencils
Make a unique tree painting with this kit. The tree stencils are so much fun to play with. You can make the tree as tall as you want and add as many branches as you see fit.
Included in the set are a repeatable trunk, trunk top, long side branch, small side branch, leafy branch, and a leaf sprig.
21. Resonance Wall Art Stencil from CuttingEdgeStencils
Add large pops of colour to your walls with these large wall stencils. This cool modern stencil is inspired by sound waves. It captures the nature of radiating vibrations.
This design is perfect for contemporary, beautiful simple wall paintings. Use bright colours to make the patterns stand out. Or use muted colours to create a subtle background pattern.
22. Honeycomb Stencil from StencilReV
Easily line up and repeat your pattern to create countless beautiful simple wall paintings will this honeycomb wall stencil.
The stencil is made by a small, family-owned business using a laser cutter. It is made from reusable 12 mil food-safe Mylar plastic.
23. Scandinavian Geometric Pattern Wall Stencil from StencilRev
Get a beautiful, professional, detailed Scandinavian geometric pattern with this unique stencil. The large wall stencils are a fun and affordable alternative to wallpaper. The pattern can easily be used in any room in your home.
The stencil is designed with special registration marks to help you keep the pattern aligned. You will be able to create as many of these beautiful simple wall paintings as you want, and they will be lined up perfectly.
24. Boho Arch and Shapes Mega Stencil Kit from CuttingEdgeStencils
Use this mega stencil kit to add an abstract boho rainbow arch and shapes. These line art shapes are extremely popular in home decor.
The rainbow line arch stencil design is cut as a half-arch shape. You can use it by itself or flip it and stencil the mirror image.
Beautiful simple wall paintings can change the whole look and feel of your room in as little as an hour.
Are you ready to get rid of your plain, drab walls? If so, it is time to pull out your paints and get creative. You can also check out these Stunning Accent Wall Ideas. Do not worry, you do not have to be an artist to get great results.
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Anyone can create beautiful simple wall paintings using the above techniques or wall stencils.