TOP 5 AFFORDABLE WAYS TO SPRUCE UP DRAB WALLS (WITHOUT USING PAINT)
Walls left bare are no fun at all. Check out our favorite picks and projects that are guaranteed to transform a room in an instant, no messy paint required.
1. HANG A TAPESTRY
Tapestries aren’t just for hippies anymore. Today’s tapestries can create a tasteful backdrop or act as a stand-in for a bed frame or headboard. Take inspiration from Ellen Pompeo’s (Meredith Grey of Grey’s Anatomy) bedroom, where this Egyptian wall hanging completes the room:
For a similar look, try one of these Op-Art or Indian Tapestries from Sunshine Joy on Amazon…
2. STICK ON A WALL DECAL
Wall Decals seem to be popping up everywhere, but the most interesting designs I’ve seen so far are from Blik Wall Decals, which makes a lot of sense considering they’re the first company to create these removable wall graphics. Below are two of our favorites.
3. CREATE A DIY WALLPAPER USING MEXICAN OILCLOTH
One of ReadyMade’s Top DIY 20 Projects of 2010, this how-to tells you everything you need to know to get the look. Get your oilcloth here.
4. INSTALL 3-D WALLPAPER TILES
These environmentally sustainable tiles from MIO feel reminiscent of the acrylic wall forms from the 60’s, like the coveted Maurer-Becker Wall-All or Craig Kaufmann’s famous plastic relief sculptures. Use these to transform a wall or as wall art, painted or used as-is.
5. HANG A WALL MURAL
When you have something this busy as a background, decorating becomes a breeze with simple colors and furnishings. Urban Outfitters has an excellent selection of wall murals, but this birch mural is on sale for a fantastic price.