If you’re wanting a new look without the pain of paint buckets, rollers, and stray drips, we’ve collected a few fantastic ideas for you here. From wallpaper to fabric, you can make a big change and still avoid the paint store.
This isn’t your grandmother’s wallpaper. In fact, wallpaper is making a huge comeback with modern prints and bold choices. And don’t panic about scraping and steaming, either. Manufacturers understand your pain, and new adhesive techniques make the hard work a thing of the past.
From pages of books to maps to photos, decoupaging your walls is becoming one of the next big things in wall decor. This technique gives the room a focal point as well as interesting texture. Check out these great examples on Houzz.
Similar to decoupage, DIYers are using interesting paper shapes, like metallic gold triangles or vellum circles to create artistic masterpieces in rooms all over. This idea gives you the freedom to express yourself and decide just how much or how little your room needs.
While a good piece of fabric or tapestry may be more expensive than paint, the look is striking. Whether you go for a bold graphic print, solid colors, or a mural-like tapestry, you can attach the fabric to your wall using a variety of different methods. The fabric may work as an all-over design, but can also function as a piece of art in itself.