I'm just NOW getting my walls decorated. I have never considered myself the interior designer type. I do watch a lot of HGTV, but all of those houses start looking the same if you ask me. Anyway, I'm getting off topic...
I kind of have the whole "family" or "Live, Laugh, Love" theme going in my living room, I don't want to over-do it, but more than a clock that says "Live, Love, Laugh" on it should adorn my walls, I think. Before the paint, I had these on the walls:
Bob was kind enough to trim down some left-over, thin plywood we had so that I had them all the same size. I painted them that bluish-green and used alphabet sponges to make the words. Then I trimmed them out a bit and hung them around the room using a cheap picture hanging kit (the wire, eyelets, and thumb tacks). They looked great on tan walls, but I didn't want them on the gray walls.
At the Dollar Tree, I found some cute wall stickers that had my theme on them. However, they were gray and would have blended in with the walls. So, I looked at the back of the above plaques and chose the three in the best shape and painted them white.
I didn't realize it when I bought them, but those stickers were tedious to put on the plaques. Each, Individual. Letter. Was. Separate... Needless to say it took patience, but I got them on there.
The whole project cost me around $2, but if you don't already have the plaques, you could make them using just about anything and still keep it cheap.