There are some really cool options for wallpaper out there these days, it’s back in style big time. The only problem is that it can get pretty pricey. A normal roll (50 square feet), depending on the quality, style, etc. can cost $200 an up. That’s per roll people! That’s way outta my budget, I’m thinking diy wallpaper is more up my alley.
I just painted a diy Moroccan motif on the closet walls and it cost me under $4. So I wanted share some of the inspiration I came across online while I was trying to figure out how exactly to do it.
#1 Stencilled DIY Wallpaper
This looks like something out of a magazine, doesn’t it? Well it’s actually a real pretty retro golden painted wallpaper. It was originally supposed to be black and gold, but Holly realized it looked so much better in white and gold that she repainted over all the black she had already done.
This Gorgeous patterned painted trellis wall was created by Kate, The Centsational Girl herself. She made up a template (the inspiration for the pattern came from a rug) and hand painted the entire wall. The whole project cost around $2 and took only 4 fours to complete, not too bad for completely custom diy wallpaper.
Now, I don’t think I would have the patience to pull this one off, but I do love it. Emily’s inspiration for this painted wallpaper pattern came from a pair of Ballard Design curtains. She created her own template (which you can download at the end of her post) and hand painted the entire room.
Who wouldn’t want to come home to this entryway everyday. Heck I would probably walk in and out all day long just to look at it. Sarah wallpapered two other rooms in her condo when she first moved in but this time she wanted to try something different (and less expensive) so she created her own diy painted wallpaper.
#2 Hand Painted DIY Wallpaper
I love this entryway, it’s one of my favorite spaces. This happy entryway was hand painted (each one of those circles) by the gal at Meeha Meeha. It took her three weekends to complete, but I think it was well worth it. She has everything she needs in one perfectly cute place.
Who thinks to paint the inside of a hallway closet? I think it’s such a great idea how Cristina transformed a plain and boring closet space into something so pretty. She created this painted diy wallpaper by laying out the pattern with painter’s tape. She even beefed up the wire shelf to look more substantial.
I love how it looks next to the kitchen beyond.
#3 Wall Applique DIY Wallpaper
Here’s another wonderful creation by Meeha Meeha. No, she didn’t paint this on her wall, she actually used stickers to create the faux wallpaper stripe. She changes her decor every couple of years so committing to real wallpaper is not an option.
Stephanie wanted to liven up her walls, but she couldn’t paint since she was renting. She came up with a terrific idea, she used contact paper instead of paint. You’ve got it, this beautiful chevron wall is completely faux! I have to say, I would never have been able to tell. I’m loving the deer head on that wall too (I hope it’s faux).
#4 Fabric As Wallpaper
Another great option for all you renters out there is fabric DIY wallpaper. It goes on like regular wallpaper but is a lot cheaper and comes off the wall without damaging it.
Here’s a great tutorial an tips for putting up fabric like wallpaper; Starching Fabric to Walls. They make it look pretty easy.