DIY Projects

7 stylish DIY wallpaper projects

7 stylish DIY wallpaper projects Author: Style At Home

DIY Projects

7 stylish DIY wallpaper projects

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Photography by Ryan Brook/TC Media; styling by Tara Ballantyne.

1 Cool closet
A closet backed with a bold printed wallpaper is a secret surprise just waiting to be revealed. Careful, though – contrasted with crisp white walls and trim, the look is so pretty you’ll never want to put anything in it!

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Photography by Erin Kunkel (reprinted with permission from Wallpaper Projects: More than 50 Craft and Design Ideas for Your Home, From Accents to Art by Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith (© 2009, Chronicle Books)

2 Dramatic door
The plain panel on a closet door becomes an art installation with a nature-inspired paper mounted in the recess. We love the verticality of the pattern, which makes the door and, by extension, the room seem taller.

Find out how to create this DIY here: Project: Interior door panel.

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Photography by Erin Kunkel

3 Smart steps

Think beyond the paint can and give stair risers a dose of extra flair with a favourite paper. This low-commitment wallpapered staircase project draws the eye up the stairway and makes a great impression on guests. stylishwallpapers-project4.jpg
Photography by Angus Fergusson

4 Fabulous frames

When your favourite wallpaper scraps are too lovely to be stashed away in a box, frame papers to create a gallery wall – just be sure to keep the frames and mats simple to allow the colours and prints to shine. stylishwallpapers-project5.jpg
Photography by Virginia Macdonald

5 Bold backing

A storage niche with open shelves gets an inspired update thanks to a sophisticated trellis-print wallpaper. Though the pattern is busy, the white and grey palette creates a neutral backdrop for displaying everything from books to bouquets. wallpaper-screen-2.jpg
Photography by Erin Kunkel

6 Sensational screen

Turn a practical room divider into a conversation piece by papering it in a whimsical large-scale pattern. The screen becomes a super-stylish way to demarcate different living zones in a small space. stylishwallpapers-project7.jpg
Photography by Virginia Macdonald 

7 Tempting table

When placed under glass, large wallpaper remnants make for a low-maintenance “tablecloth” that can be easily changed out to suit the occasion or colour palette. And because it won’t stain or wrinkle, this idea works well for families with young kids prone to spills.
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DIY Projects

7 stylish DIY wallpaper projects