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Buy or DIY: Woods Wallpaper

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This Woods wallpaper by Cole and Sons, available from Anthropologie, is stunning. It’s been around for a while, but it’s still a bold choice that would truly make a room. But at $198/double roll, plus installation and the special paste required, that’s quite an investment.

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This birch tree stencil, however, from Cutting Edge Stencils requires an entirely different kind of investment – time. And a little bit of cash of course, the stencil is $65, paint as much as $60 a gallon if you want the good stuff. The process is time consuming, but simple according to Michelle at Four Men and a Lady and Jen at I Heart Organizing.

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Which would you choose? Buy the wallpaper or try your hand at the stencil? Either way, it’s a charming and dramatic way to add personality to your home.

• Nicole Balch writes daily about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so on her blog, Making it Lovely. Catch up with all of Nicole’s other Family Style posts right here on Babble.

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