Do you want to cover you walls in pattern or color? Wallpaper isn’t your only solution. Check out these 7 techniques and wallpaper alternatives.
How to cover your walls in pattern and style, without the mess, hassle, or expense of wallpaper.
I do love, love, love wallpaper, and browsing the vast selection of options available. But, for various reasons, it may not be a good option for you… or just for a particular room. Renters need removable damage-free decor options. Even if you own, some wallpapers can be REALLY expensive.
So… I’ve gathered 8 different wallpaper alternatives for you. Some are DIY techniques and others are products that you can buy. Now, go add a little bit of pattern and style to your walls.
Related: If you’re looking for more wallpaper inspiration, pin along with me on my wallpaper Pinterest board!
Wallpaper Alternatives – 7 Different Solutions
1. Book Pages
Artist Amy Duncan covered the wall of the tree house with the pages of vintage maritime and bird-watching books. “It took about a day to install. We just love it. It’s weathered incredibly well”. Source: Country Living
2. Handwriting or Drawing
Described as “My favorite project ever,” by its creator, this hand lettered script feature wall with just a bit of black paint. Source: A Beautiful Mess
See how this blogger used a paint pen to create a $5 “wallpaper” patterned wall. It’s pure genius! Source: Owens Olivia
3. Wall Decals
Wall decals are one of my favorite ways to update a room without making a permanent change. They are a perfect design solution for renters or for anyone wanting to try a new look before fully committing. Here are my favorite feature walls to inspire you when decorating. Source: The Crazy Craft Lady
Add texture and pattern to your walls with fabric. Apply using liquid starch for a temporary application. Source: Fun Cheap or Free
Would you believe that this wall is covered in fabric? So gorgeous! Source: Mustard Seed Interiors
Isn’t this wall lovely? Source: Remodelista
Rollers come in a variety of patterns and textures. With a little practice and paint, this is an extremely affordable solution for covering walls. Check out this video below or click here for full tutorials:
Shop rollers below:
Kristi couldn’t believe how quick and easy it was to stencil this feature wall in her master bedroom makeover. Source: Making it in the Mountains
7. Temporary Wallpaper
Do you love the look of wallpaper, but are afraid to commit? Fear not, because these temporary peel-and-stick wallpaper options are just the solution you need! Peel the sheets off the backing paper, smooth it over your walls, and peel it right off when you’re ready for a change. No mess, no fuss! Read this tutorial to see how I used temporary wallpaper.
Don’t Forget to Pin these Wallpaper Alternatives for Later: