Many people are getting away from the wallpaper scene. There is no blame in that because back when wallpaper was used it took two pairs of hands (sometimes more) to get the wallpaper up. That can be a real pain in the rear. However, a person does not need to stray completely away from wall paper, especially if they see a print or design that they like. Use that wallpaper for an art piece or even to create a mural. Here are 10 creative and intriguing projects that can be done with wallpaper and it takes less than an afternoon to get these projects finished.
Arrange like art
Have you found some prints of wallpaper that would just look absolutely gorgeous in your house? But you cannot seem to get in the mood to hang it? No worries because you don’t need to hang the whole piece of the wallpaper, only portions of it will do just fine. What you do for this is mount that wallpaper onto a fiberboard frame and hang it on the wall like you would a picture frame. Now you have a piece of art and that wallpaper without all the hassles of hanging the wallpaper in the normal sense.
Paper the furniture?
This sounds crazy but you can create a unique piece of furniture with a piece of wallpaper and some glass. For this project you are going to need some wallpaper and a piece of glass to be cut down to size. The glass can be cut down to size at almost any home improvement store. To begin, cut the wallpaper to fit your coffee table or side tables and adhere it to the table of your choice. Then have the glass cut to fit the table. Put the glass on top of the adhered wallpaper and you just created yourself a whole new table. Easy and the effects are beautiful.
Fake a headboard
Who wants to spend a lot of time creating a headboard? My guess would be not many people. So fake having a headboard with a rectangular piece of wallpaper. Make sure that the wallpaper is a couple of inches wider than the mattress. Create a layered look or just have a piece of patterned wallpaper. Then there is your headboard without a lot of fuss.
Light up a faux fireplace
Create a calming glowing illusion inside of that faux fireplace by lining it with a soft colored pattern wallpaper. It will keep up the illusion that there is really a fireplace there.
Divide and Decorate
Create a room divider or even a “privacy” screen with an old screen door and placing lots of different prints on the screen. If you can’t find an old screen then create your own by getting a couple of panels of plywood and some hinges. Simply make your own by attaching the hinges to the plywood and creating a tri-fold door.
Add a backdrop
Create a unique shelf by adding a backdrop of alternating wallpapers to the inside. The wallpaper should be adhered to the wall that is behind the shelf. This works best with open-faced shelving units.
Create an elegant “tiled” floor by cutting squares out of some solid colored wallpaper. Mix it up and make patterns. If that does not work for you then create a look of a tiled staircase by putting the wallpaper on the risers. It gives your staircase a unique look.
Design Your Own Mural
Cut out birds, trees, flowers, or even grass and create your own mural. This can be considered a focal point and will keep the guests talking about it. Simply adhere the cut objects onto a striped painted wall or a leafy painted wall. To get the leafy painted wall: take a feather duster and lightly coat it with paint. Then “dust” the wall. The dusting of the wall will give the illusion of leaves being blown by the wind.
Give plain light fixtures a “gold” medallion feel. Simply find some gold wallpaper or anything that will give the light fixtures some interest. This also works for the switch plates and outlet plates.
Jazz up an oldie
Give those boring dressers something to be proud of. The first thing you need to do is remove the hardware. Lightly sand the surface. Cut strips from a piece of wallpaper that fit the drawers. You can have a layered effect or just a solid effect. Adhere the strips to the drawers, replace the hardware and put back into the dresser. Now your dresser has a new look.
As mentioned earlier, these projects can be done within an afternoon and they do not need an extra set of hands to accomplish them. The possibilities are endless when creating little projects from wallpaper. These projects can be as simple as the ones listed above or as complicated as you want them to be. Your imagination is the only limit that you have. So, take a new approach to the out-of-date wall decor.