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25 Best Wood Wall Decor Ideas

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2017

How many times have you glanced at that blank wall in your living room and thought, something is missing? With empty wall space, you can get creative, and wood wall decor is the perfect way to let your imagination wander! From reclaimed wood shelves for your kitchen, to a DIY jewelry holder for your nightstand, we’ve gathered 24 ideas to spruce up your space.

Our wood wall decor ideas save you both time and money over traditional art pieces, and are incredibly easy to customize. For more customizable decor, check out our wood wall art ideas.

1. Calligraphy Quote


Have a favorite quote you repeat on the daily? Create a wood sign like Angela Marie Made and customize calligraphy to your liking. This wood wall decor can be hung in the entryway of the home, or in the dining room for guests to admire.

2. To the Moon and Back Wall Art


To the Moon and Back wood wall art is the perfect addition to the baby room. Use our site to upload an image of you and your baby onto a wood template, and hang adjacent to the crib. This peaceful photo will be a great reminder when you have to pull an all nighter.

3. Whitewashed Sign


Craft a whitewashed sign like Beckham + Belle for a rustic stained wood effect. Pick a clever phrase that will brighten your mood every day. Personalize your sign with stencils that highlight your wood wall art.

4. Pieced Wood Arrow


Does the kids’ room need a design upgrade? Incorporate a DIY pieced wood arrow as an accent to your wall of family photos. Use fun colors to match or complement the interior walls.

5. Round Photo Collage


This round photo collage wood wall art creates a story that you and your family can share of the year’s adventures. Include the annual camping trip or the kid’s first day of school, adding a personal touch to an art piece. Place in the living room or give as a gift to a loved one.

6. Moroccan Wood Art


Add a pop of color to your home with DIY Moroccan wood art! Using an old door or other unused furniture, paint over with unique designs to create a worldly ambiance. Check out paint tips from Casa Watkins Living.

7. Handcrafted Jewelry Holder


Use basic items from the hardware store for a vintage style jewelry holder. We like Creativity Jar’s step by step guide that includes a finished product. Choose your color and be sure to paint a light coat in order to see the wood detailing underneath.

8. Pallet Wood Letter


This DIY pallet wood letter is a homey addition to a bedside stand or hallway table for all to admire. Build pallet wood letters for each family member’s initials using a variety of different wood types. Try this simple tutorial by Dream Design DIY.

9. Rustic Wood Wall Sign


Add a countryside twist to any kitchen with a DIY wood wall sign. In a few easy steps, turn an old board into funky art. Try Funky Junk Interiors step-by-step guide to a hanging vintage sign that your guests will envy.

10. Wood Letter Art


Is dad’s birthday vastly approaching? DIY wood letter art is the perfect gift! Using stencils, create a sincere message that will last a lifetime. Make your own wood letter art for that special someone using tips from Gimme Some Oven.

11. Reclaimed Wood Shelves


Need more storage in the kitchen but have no square footage to work with? Try building reclaimed wood shelves. They take no extra ground space, and are a practical addition for any room. We love the rugged looks of Keeping it Cozy’s wood shelves.

12. Geometric Wood Wall Art


We all have those empty spaces on the wall that need decor. And a lot of times, nothing fits the precise size of the surface area, and you’re left staring at a blank wall. Love and Renovations has a solution—create geometric wood wall decor that fits the exact dimensions of the space, and voila! No more awkward wall space.

13. Photo Clipboards


If you want a creative way to display photos, consider crafting DIY photo clipboards. It’s a fun and easy way to give your family photos the attention they deserve. Find out how Love Grows Wild customized her photo clipboards using basic fruit photos!

14. Constellation Art Display


For all the astrology lovers out there, this constellation wood wall art is an ideal addition to any room. The kids will love Creating with KLC’s finished product—complete with paint and a customized constellation. Make a day out of it, have the kids pick out their favorite constellation and let the adults drill in the coordinates.

15. Home State Scrap Wood Art


Whether you’ve lived in the same state your whole life, or moved around a bit, your home state will always have a place in your heart. Check out Make it Love It’s tips to create home state scrap wood art to fit your home, wherever it may be.

16. Wood Slice Art


This wood slice art is a simple and rustic way to spice up the dining room for guests to enjoy. Select colors that accompany the room’s decor, such as shades of blue and green like blogger, Mountain Modern Life. Bonus tip: wrap up and give as a gift to your mother-in-law for extra brownie points.

17. Pottery Display Shelves


Want to show off the kids’ pottery creations without the surface area? Consider pottery display shelves. The perfect accent to the kitchen or dining room, these wooden wall art pieces are simple to make and totally brag worthy.

18. Pallet Coffee Cup Holder


Show guests who the “best mom in the world” is by creating a DIY coffee cup holder for the kitchen wall. Find an old wood pallet and refurbish it like this one, following One Little Bird’s guide. Getting your morning coffee fix has never been easier.

19. Wood Triangle Art


Add some glamour to an otherwise bland vanity by creating wood triangle art. Paint the triangles in accordance with the room’s color scheme and add a hint of glitter on one triangle for the diva-tastic look.

20. Cedar Wall Planter


For all the green thumbs with outside gardens, consider installing a cedar wall planter. This is the ultimate upgrade to a traditional garden, where you have instant access to plants and herbs, without the hassle of going outside. Extra perk? The planter doubles as wooden wall decor.

21. DIY Wall Wine Holder


Searching for the perfect holiday gift? This DIY wall wine holder only takes a few minutes to make, and looks incredibly sharp in the home. Gift it to your wine friends or impress your boss with your craftsmanship.

22. Ombre Quote Wall Art


Upgrade her dormitory with ombre quote wall art. Using a beloved quote or phrase, incorporate on a colored wooden surface that she can hang above her bed. She’ll thank you later.

23. Wood Star Wall Decor


Step up your wall art game and consider incorporating a DIY cut out wood star to the bedroom. This wood star art is a combination of western meets girly, and goes with just about anything. Check out a step-by-step guide by the Happier Homemaker here.

24. Wooden World Map Art


Are you a traveler or dream of seeing the world? The Happier Homemaker makes that dream a reality with a DIY wooden world map. Hang in the living room for vacation inspiration.

25. Favorite Quote


Cherish your family’s favorite quote with a wood pallet sign. Whether it be the mantra you tell the kids before a big game, or you and your partner’s favorite movie line, add a fun accent to the living room with Thinking Closet’s wood pallet sign tutorial.

Show grandma you’re thinking of her with the gift of a cedar wall planter or make an art piece the kids will cherish for years with our wood wall decor ideas. Decorating your home is always an exciting task, and creating a DIY art project can be fun for the whole family! For more on wood wall art, refer to our category page here.