Home improvementHome ownershipReal Estate News November 6, 2013

Use Wallpaper to Spruce Up Your Home This Fall

Using wallpaper in unexpected spaces is a quick and easy way to bring color into your home. Follow suggestions below to see how this could be your next DIY project.

Wallpaper staircase – If you are looking for ways to add interest to a plain staircase, here's an easy way to customize it and make it a feature in the home. Cover the vertical board of each stair with wallpaper. Follow the instructions on the wallpaper paste package to ensure the paper is correctly adhered to the step.

Wallpaper tabletop – It's easy to dress up a table top, sideboard, coffee table or cabinet with pieces of wallpaper. Using wallpaper is an affordable way to add design that can be changed to suit the occasion. Simply cut the paper to size and lay it across the top of the table. If you plan to change it regularly, do not stick it down. Place a sheet of glass over the top in order to protect the paper and table.

Wallpaper a closet or cupboard – Adding colorful wallpaper to a closet, built-in wardrobe or even a bathroom cabinet can spice up even the most boring spaces. Just attach wallpaper cut to the correct size to the back of the cabinet. Use bold, contrasting paper to make the cabinet or cupboard stand out in the room.

Wallpaper bookcase – Create an instant feature by adding wallpaper to the back of a bookcase or wall cabinet. Choose a pattern and color that blends well with decor in the room but allows the bookcase to stand out and shine.

With all the hot new trends in wallpapering, now may be the time to plan a DIY project to convert a wall, a room or an entire interior this fall.

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