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DIY Wallpapers & Installations

I love designer wallpaper as much as anyone, but between the commitment phobia and the huge price tag, it’s tough to pull the trigger on. That’s why I love these DIY wall ideas! Some are great for an accent wall and others could be great in a whole room!


  • Fish Scale Wall 1 of 15
    Fish Scale Wall
    Drooling over the sequin walls at Kate Spade stores? Try this awesome tutorial instead!
    Find the tutorial at Two Thirty Five-Designs
  • Step 1: Cut 2 of 15
    Step 1: Cut
    She used a circle cutter from a craft store to cut circles from poster board. (Be warned, she cut over 600 circles!)
  • Step 2: Some Trial and Error 3 of 15
    Step 2: Some Trial and Error
    She spray painted some of the cut-outs, but suggests you attach them first.
  • Step 3: Attach 4 of 15
    Step 3: Attach
    Using guidelines she stapled the circles to a fiberboard.
  • Step 4: Paint 5 of 15
    Step 4: Paint
    Once all of the circles were attached, she painted them!
  • Step 5: Trim 6 of 15
    Step 5: Trim
    Then she added trim to the sides of the board for finishing.
  • Finished Wall 7 of 15
    Finished Wall
    Isn't it gorgeous? I think well worth the effort especially considering the cost savings!
  • Another Fish Scale Wall 8 of 15
    Another Fish Scale Wall
    Here's another example of a DIY fish scale wall!
    Find this tutorial atKara Paslay Designs
  • Metallic Stripes 9 of 15
    Metallic Stripes
    Want more metallic wall inspiration? What about Dura-lar stripes?
    Find the post onmy blog! LGN
  • Gold Polka Dots 10 of 15
    Gold Polka Dots
    Or polka dots! I love Joy's room! She used metallic contact paper.
    Find the post onOh Joy
  • Contact Paper Chevrons 11 of 15
    Contact Paper Chevrons
    Here's another idea for contact paper: chevrons!
    Find the post onLGN
  • Tape Wallpaper 12 of 15
    Tape Wallpaper
    I'm no stranger to temporary wallpapers either. I used happy tape in my entry way!
    Find the post onLGN
  • Step 1: Measuring and Taping 13 of 15
    Step 1: Measuring and Taping
    After playing with different sizes, I marked out guides and taped.
  • Step 2: Trimming 14 of 15
    Step 2: Trimming
    I trimmed the ends with an X-Acto knife and that was it!
  • More Tape Wall Inspiration 15 of 15
    More Tape Wall Inspiration
    Another example of a happy tape wall from one of my readers!
    Find the post onLGN

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