DIY: Homemade Wallpaper

DIY + How To

Wallpaper can be a wonderful edition to a space. It can add color, pattern, depth and more to a corner of a space or a whole room, adding a level of sophistication and interest into a home that paint alone often cannot do. But, not everyone has the luxury of owning their own home; many folks are renters and must deal with rules like not installing permanent wallpaper onto walls. Here in lies a perfect DIY solution: homemade wallpaper!

Spotted on Apartment Therapy, this homemade wallpaper is much easier than it sounds, utilizing store-bought contact paper as a base for stamping your own design. Along with this being semi-permanent (in other words removeable when you move), we like that you would end up with a totally unique design for your home! Check out the original Apartment Therapy post for a full materials list and instructions.

Of course, if you do own your own home or have really understanding landlords and want to buy your own, well, 2Modern can help out

Images: Victoria Hudgins
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  1. Feinmann

    Oct 31, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I think homemade wallpaper would be a great addition to a nursery or kids room. If your kids are old enough, they can even help with the design, making them feel like it’s really “their” room.

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Oct 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      Ooh! That’s actually a really great idea. You’re right; I think especially kids would love getting to put their print on their walls that way.

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