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10 Genius DIY Wallpaper Alternatives to Give Your Room Some Pow!

Roundup: 10 Genius Wallpaper Alternatives

Wallpaper is a fun way to dress up a wall... but it's not always the right solution for every situation. It's expensive and time-consuming to apply. But there are tons of great alternatives out there - everything from decals to stencils to creative painting techniques. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite unique wallpaper alternatives.   

 

Roundup: 10 Genius Wallpaper Alternatives
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1. You might consider covering your walls with book pages, music, or other vintage paper goods. Read more here. [Photo: IKEA's Livet Hemma Blog]

 

Roundup: 10 Genius Wallpaper Alternatives
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2. Use chalk to create a temporary eye-catching pattern on an outdoor wall. Check out the tutorial here. [Photo: Sarah Hearts

 

Roundup: 10 Genius Wallpaper Alternatives
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3. Create a fading pattern using this unique stenciling technique... check it out here. [Photo: A Nest For All Seasons

 

Roundup: 10 Genius Wallpaper Alternatives
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4. Washi tape can be a great way to give a wall some personality too! Here's the how-to. [Photo: Everything Emily]

 

Roundup: 10 Genius Wallpaper Alternatives
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5. Or you might consider creating a photographic print overlay. Found here. [Photo: Design-Milk]

 

Roundup: 10 Genius Wallpaper Alternatives
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6. Read the writing on the wall - literally. Choose a favorite phrase or book excerpt and cover your wall with it. Check it out here. [Photo: A Beautiful Mess]

 

Roundup: 10 Genius Wallpaper Alternatives
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7. Use metallic film tape to create this glam gold triangle accent wall. Read about the simple process here. [Photo: Design Fixation]

 

Roundup: 10 Genius Wallpaper Alternatives
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8. If you like the look of stencils but don't have the patience, give this stencil roller technique a try! Check it out here. [Photo: Remodelista]

 

Roundup: 10 Genius Wallpaper Alternatives
Photo: A Beautiful Mess

9. Here we have a stenciled pattern that is done with pens instead of brushes. Here's the tutorial. [Photo: A Beautiful Mess]

 

Roundup: 10 Genius Wallpaper Alternatives
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10. Decal stickers are another great option... read about the simple process right here. [Photo: The Sweetest Digs]

 

10 Genius DIY Wallpaper Alternatives
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