I live in a rented townhouse, so have a very limited amount of creative juice I can pour into the color on the walls, etc. If I remember correctly, which I think that I do (?), putting paint on the walls is completely off limits. I don't know about you guys, but sometimes living in the world of white walls gets a bit depressing. Lately, I have had the urge to mix things up a bit, and look for some alternative options to regular wall art & paint.
Loving these Mandala Wall Decals in red-orange from Design Fruit. $70 for all three. Such an inexpensive & non-committal way to transform a room.
Frame art.....hmmmmm..definite food for thought.
~via Plush Palate~
Plate walls - mixing it up with colors, shapes and patterns makes it so much fun!
~via down and out chic~
Birds around the cherry blossom branch - wall decal from Decor Designs. This is so lovely, isn't it?
Fabric! Seriously endless possibilities and totally customizable. There is a great tutorial here, which involves only the fabric of your choice and some starch. Genius!
Tape wall - another amazingly genius idea. I'm not so sure I have the patience to keep all of these lines straight, but it is worth a try. All of these stripes are made with Permacel paper tape - tutorial located here.
~via Jonathan Fong~
When looking on Jonathan Fong's site, I also came across this insane aluminum panel wall. Can you believe this is just a roll of handyman coil? I need to go to the bookstore and check out the entire wall book! Tutorial here.
I know that this a little more along the lines of standard wall art, but I love this photo of a cut up and framed map. A great alternative to framing the map as one whole piece. Break it apart and cover the entire wall with it!
Wall of mirrors - another great idea - opens a room up and makes a small space feel so much bigger. I bought a couple of these at a little antique shop earlier this year and spraypainted the frames a glossy black - they look amazing!
~via Jill Seidner~
Have you guys used any creative methods for covering your walls and making your house a bit more cozy? I would love any suggestions!