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10 ways to transform your walls without paint
There is only so much that can be done with a can of paint and empty walls. See how clever D-I-Y bloggers used contact paper, washi tape, paint pens and other materials to turn boring walls into fun focal points.
It's always a party when a wall is covered in cascading confetti. Megan Duesterhaus from the blog "The Homes I Have Made" completed this decorating project in just one hour with metallic gold contact paper cut into two-inch circles. Find the instructions for the decal project at "The Homes I Have Made."
Forget everything your mother ever told you and start drawing on those walls. The blogger behind "The Girl on the Go" freestyled this unique pattern on her hallway walls with a gold paint pen. Check out the project at "The Girl on the Go."
For a low cost alternative to popular photo wallpaper, head to your local copy shop to turn your black-and-white photo collages into large engineering prints. Then use a clear glue stick to adhere them to the wall and enjoy being surrounded by your favorite moments.
Showcase that artsy side like bloggers Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman did on their site "A Beautiful Mess." The sisters showed how to use horse stencils and a white Sharpie for a permanent chalkboard-style treatment.
Amp up a plain white wall with a delicate traingle stencil made with a reliable ruler and a metallic gold paint pen. Find the instructions at "Vintage Revivals."
The writing is literally on the wall with this idea from "A Beautiful Mess." Write out a repeating message, such as your favorite quote or a message of love, with a paint marker to create a uniquely personal design statement. Get the instructions at "A Beautiful Mess."
Washi tape dots
Turn washi tape into colorful polka dots, as seen on the blog "Fellow, Fellow." Stick strips of the tape on non-stick baking paper, then trace and cut out a pattern to create easy, removable wall stickers. Find out how to make your own washi tape wall at "Fellow, Fellow."
A cutting board, an X-acto knife, some metallic gold contact paper, and an hour is all that was needed for Joanna Lynne Smith of "Blue Cactus Styling" to create a chic and trendy wall display.
Honeycomb hexagon wall
Decorative molding gets a modern twist when arranged to form a honeycomb pattern in this wall project from "Vintage Revivals." Paint the inside of some of the hexagons to add pops of color and highlight the geometric design.