Wallpaper is an old-fashioned design element that's making quite a comeback, and removable wallpapers make it possible for renters to enjoy the paper's subtle patterns and attractive colors. Even if you aren’t prepared to line your walls with the stuff, these fun tips will show you how to incorporate wallpaper into your home’s decor.
- Line your drawers. Instead of traditional drawer liners, which can be bland and unattractive, try lining kitchen or bathroom drawers with a fun pop of wallpaper. Attach the paper with double stick tape or mounting squares, and then cut it to the drawer’s proportions using an sharp paper cutting knife.
- Frame it. If you want to create a colorful gallery wall but aren’t sure what to put in each frame, add some beautiful wallpaper to give your walls a pop of your favorite color.
- Cover books. Whether the kids are heading off to school or you’re an avid book collector yourself, covering books with wallpaper is a fun makeover that’s much more stylish than store-bought book covers or brown paper bags. Bonus points if you use your freshly covered books in a stylish bookshelf.
- Cover shelves. Instead of lining your room with plain white shelves, cover the undersides with some attractive wallpaper for an unexpected bit of color.
Creative Uses of Wallpaper in Any Room [Better Homes and Gardens]
Unexpected Uses for Leftover Wallpaper [Real Simple]
Off the Wall: Creative Uses for Wallpaper [Apartment Therapy]
19 (Other) Ways to Use Wallpaper [iVillage]