A lot of people shy away from trying their hands on interior design, as some think it can be costly. What you should know, though, is that there are tons of ways to revamp your space without spending a lot. One of the trends that has caught our attention at Salem HQ is the cartoon-y 2D interior craze that is slowly charming the pants out of everyone. With the use of just some drawn lines and shapes, you can transform a room into a space full of charm, whimsy, and character.
What we love the most about these spaces is their playfulness. Drawings on the walls usually remind us of youth, as most children victimize their homes’ pristine walls with innocent vandalisms, invoking some nostalgia and bouts of reminiscing. But with these rooms, the drawings may be a little juvenile, but they’re not restricted for just nurseries and children’s room.
If you’re looking for some inspiration on how you can put drawings on your home’s walls nicely, here are fifteen of our top picks.
An actual nursery, the illustrated walls create an elegant whimsy that is perfect for a growing kid. Too adorable, really.
We can’t find the source for this one, but we are totally into the cardboard headboard and side drawers. Not a big fan of the bed clothes, though.
This room is actually from the Arte Luise Hotel in Germany. Each room is different and features a different artist’s work in it. We love this room for its simplicity and the ingenuity. It’s also perfectly simple to try at home as all you need to do is line everything in black pen to turn everything into 2 dimensional objects and give a hand drawn look to the space.
The salon style walls are made more playful and blithe by this wallpaper. It also makes it easier to just paste photos on the walls as they’ll be automatically framed!
Ski Lodge Engelberg’s restaurant is decorated with hand drawn walls that are designed to make you feel right at home. Those pots and pans hanging by this table can really transport you back to your gramma’s kitchen, no?
Charlotte Mann is one of the biggest names when it comes to hand drawn wallpapers. She has done a great deal of work for various clients, both residential and commercial. This one was used in Peter Jensen’s London Fashion Week show in 2006.
Done as a part of a craft room renovation, this is another excellent example of salon type wall.
When you think of it, the room is pretty bare with just the couch and the lamp, but with the charming hand drawn walls, it feels like the room is completely furnished. We also love that the pillows align with the wall decor.
Done with just a little bit of creativity, a great amount of time, $10 worth of Sharpies, and a massive upper body strength, a Kentucky homeowner has turned his rec room into a space filled with art.
This may not exactly be hand drawn, but the idea pretty much is. These decals of vintage frames can really spice up a room and give character to it.
Not only does the framing adds a nice quirkiness to this console, but it also breaks the monotony of this primarily white living room.
How ingenious is this wall cross stitch art?
Highly minimalist, this black and white bedroom masters subtlety with its neat black lines that turns the room into a 2D space. This can really be a great way to add some flavor to a Nordic inspired bedroom.
Found inside the Ace Hotel, the wall mural is known as the 99 Frames by artist Timothy Goodman.
Who said you can’t have a view of the Eiffel Tower just because you live in Manila? This fabulous wall decal will beg to differ!
There are tons of ways to go about in getting these illustrated elements into your home. You can give it a go yourself if you have that artistic touch, or you can get a wallpaper or wall decal in such style. The possibilities are endless with this interior design trend, so don’t miss out on how simple lines can turn your home from drab to unique with just a few strokes or stickers.