8 DIY Artwork Ideas to Decorate Your Study Room

Calm and serene, it is the idea of study rooms around the globe. Isn’t it? But what’s wrong with some fun updates? After all! Studying can be fun. However, by fun updates, we didn't mean balloons or streamers. 

We’re talking minimal yet cute decor, and no, you don’t have to run down to Target to spend a bunch of cash, either. You’re going to make them yourself! Yes, DIY decor!

For your study room makeover, we have fantastic decor ideas that you can create yourself and transform your space! Check out our guide for 8 DIY artwork ideas to decorate your study room. Let’s begin!

Create the most beautiful and charming artwork yourself to adorn and decorate your study room, so you can concentrate on your work and also feel inspired by the aesthetic your creativity helped curate. 

Here are 8 DIY artwork ideas to decorate your study room 

1. Artwork/ Paintings

Unleash your inner Van Gogh and create the most exquisite paintings yourself on different-sized canvases. You could paint sceneries, abstract art, or splash watercolor to create your own masterpieces! Hang them on the walls and let those colors energize you whenever you feel a little low. If you can’t generate your ideas, you can take help online or check out these simple drawing ideas from acrylgiessen.com.

What you’ll need:

  • Paints (Acrylic, Watercolor)
  • Different-sized and shaped canvas

2. DIY Photo Frame

Display your favorite moments in frames you created yourself! Set them up in various room parts and hang them on the walls. Whether it’s pictures of your family, friends, or your furry friends, adorning a handmade DIY frame around their photos is just going to elevate the sentiment! You could also place them on your table to help you readjust your focus whenever you feel a little stressed out. 

What you’ll need:

  • Crafting Knife
  • Paints
  • Duct or crafting tape 
  • Pieces of cardboard for the frame structure
  • The picture you’ll frame

What you’ll do:

  • Cut the shape of your frame out of the cardboard.
  • Start painting, coloring, and decorating the pieces, and let them dry fully.
  • Tape the pieces together with duct or colorful crafting tape.
  • After you’re done, slide the photo in carefully. 
  • You can also place it flat under books to retain its shape if it looks crooked. And you’re done!

    3. Book Page Art

    Upcycle old books or magazines by cutting out fun pictures, text, or shapes and displaying them on a DIY frame you created yourself! Frame an iconic magazine cover of your favorite pop star, a news article from the day you were born, or some fun graphics from your old history textbook, these are perfect ways to amp up the look of your study room!

    What you’ll need:

    • Old books, newspapers, or magazines
    • Canvas or cardboard for your frame
    • Washi tape or craft tape, and glue
    • Stickers, pasties (optional)

    What you’ll do:

    • Cut out pages, pictures, text, or shapes that interest you.
    • Make your frame by following the steps for creating a DIY frame above.
    • Start setting them up in collage style or any special one on its own, and carefully glue them to the frame.
    • You can also tape them with fun washi tapes or colorful craft tapes.
    • Stick cute stickers if you want; if not, you’re done!

    4. Natural Art

    A natural art is a unique and lovely decor to include in your study room. Hang it on the wall or set it by your table lamp. It is going to look perfect, especially because you made it yourself!

    What you’ll need:

    • Leaves
    • Flowers or petals
    • Shells
    • Pebbles or small rocks
    • Cute twigs or vines
    • Canvas or a piece of wood
    • Glue or a hot glue gun
    • Paint or coloring pens to decorate (optional)

    What you’ll do:

    • Clean and flatten leaves, flowers or petals, twigs, or small branches by pressing them between books.
    • Arrange them on a canvas or a flat piece of wood.
    • Gently glue each article on the surface with a hot glue gun or regular glue, and wait to dry before gluing others. Use extra glue on the rocks.
    • Lay the frame flat to let it dry completely, then set it up where you want.

    5. Collage Wall

    A DIY collage wall is definitely going to be the hit of your study room, no matter who walks in! Hang your favorite moments, images, or your own DIY paper quills or origami and turn them into a piece of art themselves. Picasso who?

    What you’ll need:

    • Photos, DIY paper quills, artworks, drawings, quotes, illustrations
    • Canvas, strings, posters, wire board (the background to use to hang it on)
    • Stickers, colors, paints, washi tape (for decor)
    • Painter’s or masking tape

    What you’ll do:

    • Plan your layout with all your photos, artwork and choose the focal point of your artwork.
    • If you’re using a separate canvas, like a poster or wire board, hang or glue your artwork carefully and let it dry completely.
    • If you’re hanging on the wall, hang or glue larger pieces first, then go in with the smaller pieces.
    • Fill in the gaps with stickers or other decor pieces.
    • Add personal touches like small plants, trinkets, or even string lights!

    6. DIY Hand or Paw Prints

    There’s hardly a better way to remind you of your loved ones than a cute print of their hands or paws! This handprint or paw-print art is not only going to charm up your studying space but also help you keep it together in those high-stress moments. Also, it’s so much fun to make! 

    What you’ll need:

    • Skin-safe paint
    • Canvas or poster board
    • Labels, quotes, text, or other illustrations
    • Washi tape for decor (optional)

    What you’ll need: 

    • Clean the hands or paws you’re going to take the print off.
    • Dip them in paint and firmly stamp the hands or paws onto the solid canvas or poster board, and hold it there for a while.
    • Lift hands or paws swiftly without letting the paint smear or extra paint dripping on the canvas.
    • Let it completely dry, then decorate how you want, and voila!

    7. Fabric Wall Art or Hanging

    A fabric wall art or hanging is an excellent way to jazz up your study room! Be it your childhood clothes or just a snazzy piece of fabric, DIY fabric art for decor can truly tie together all your other DIY pieces in the room!

    What you’ll need:

    • Fabric of your choice
    • Decor elements (beads, buttons, pearls, crystals, patches)
    • Hot glue gun or fabric glue, if you can sew, that’s great!
    • A wooden dowel or canvas

    What you’ll do:

    • Prepare the fabric you choose and cut it to the desired length for your wall hanging. You can also use one of your childhood clothing items!
    • Fold the top edge of the fabric over the dowel, stick, or canvas. If you’re using your childhood clothes, then you want to just glue them as is.
    • Use the hot glue gun or fabric glue to secure the folded edges.
    • Press the fabric down firmly with an iron or hair straightener (don’t make it too hot!)
    • Cut the bottom edge according to the shape you want. 
    • Add decorative pieces like beads, buttons, pearls, crystals, or patches.
    • Attach hanging strings to each end of the dowel and hang on the wall!
    • As for your childhood clothes, you can glue or pin it on a sturdy frame.

    8. Paint A Wall

    A DIY-painted wall will boost your confidence and mood in your study room! Paint with fun pops of colors and styles, so one glimpse at it brings your focus back instantly!

    What you’ll need:

    • Paints of your choice, acrylic is long-lasting and best to use on walls. You could also use other finishes of paint like metallic or spray paint.
    • Painting tools; brushes, scrapers, palette and roller knives, painter’s tray, painter’s tape, gloves, and a ladder.

    What you’ll do: 

    • Clean the wall you’re going to paint on. 
    • Put on your gloves and painting overalls, and go crazy! Unleash your creativity out on the wall. 


    What Is The Best Type Of Paint To Use On Fabric?

    Ans: Acrylic paints hold up well on fabric, but an acrylic fabric paint that is specifically made for fabric, is going to be your best type of paint for the job!

    What Paints Are Safe For Skin?

    Ans: Watercolor paint, latex-based paint, metallic paint, henna, body paint, and alcohol-based paint are safe to use on the skin. But remember, if you’re using any of these for creating hand or paw prints, wash and clean the hands or paws thoroughly after using paint on them.


    Look at all these fun ideas, we bet you already locked in on one or several to try out in your study room. Anything DIY is a fantastic way to exercise your creativity and imagination, and using DIY artwork in your study room will only let them fly!

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