Believe wallpaper is just for covering walls? These creative ideas will inspire you to rethink traditional treatments.
Design an entire gallery of art with framed wallpaper. Coat a variety of thrift-store frames with high-gloss spray paint, then allow them to dry overnight. Insert wallpaper pieces into frames. (Note: We glued the paper on top of the glass or frame backing.) Lay the framed pieces on the floor, and play with the placement. Transfer to the wall when you’ve achieved a pleasing arrangement.
Think pink—pink giraffe, that is—for a little girl’s room. Tape a long section of damask-print wallpaper to the wall with painter’s tape, then draw the animal’s outline on the paper, either freehand or using a tracer that enlarges the image. Cut out with scissors or a precision-cutting utility knife. For easier removal, apply to the wall with repositionable spray adhesive. This cute idea translates to other shapes and works equally well for a boy’s room.