If you are debating on how to create a new look to your room, consider stamping your walls instead of hanging wallpaper. Stamping allows you to customize the appearance of your room.
Update the look and feel to a room in your home without having to repaint the entire room. Instead, you can alter the style of your room in just an afternoon. Verify your walls are painted with flat-paint, as this allows metallic paint from a stencil to “shine.” If your walls are not painted with flat-paint, you may wish to apply flat-paint to them.
Purchase a metal stamp (like the one you would use for making craft projects), metallic paint and a small tray to hold the paint. Select a contrasting color from the color on your walls for your metallic paint – for example, if your walls are painted lilac you may wish to select a silver metallic paint color.
Push your furniture away from the wall you will be working on first. This ensures you can stamp the entire wall without missing any areas. You do not want to have part of your wall stamped and others not. Imagine the look on a guests face when he or she notices that behind your sofa is not stamped. This avoids that embarrassment.
Pour a small amount of the metallic paint in your paint tray and dab your stamp into the paint. Practice on a piece of paper before you tackle your wall. This allows you find a technique you like and prevents you from accidentally creating a mistake on your wall. Gently press the stamp against your wall and repeat in an uneven pattern – do not form straight lines. You want to personalize the look and feel to the room, and applying your metallic stamp in an uneven pattern allows you the option of doing this. Continue stamping your wall with your metallic paint, until you are completely satisfied with the results.
You may wish to tie a pencil to a string and knot the end, to create an evenly spaced, random pattern on your wall. Place the sting in the center of your stamp while it is on the wall and pull it tight. Mark the areas for the stamp around the one you have on the wall with your pencil. Repeat as you stamp each wall in your room.
Allow your stamp to bump up against windows, corners, and doors. For an added decorative touch in the room, you may wish to create a border or frame around windows and doors in the room with your stamp.
Stamping is a lot quicker than hanging wallpaper in a room. Next time you think you may want to hang wallpaper, consider stamping your room instead.