Six Creative Ways to Use Wallpaper

Posted on April 13 2018

Six Creative Ways to Use Wallpaper

Wallpaper DIYs for the Afropolitan Home

by Chinonye Donna Egbulem

We've received so many inquiries about how to use our afro-inspired peel and stick removable wallpaper. There are many different ways to use these eco-friendly prints to spruce up your home in such a way that reflects you and your spirit. In addition to using this wallpaper to create a beautiful bold accent wall, take a look at these 6 project ideas for inspiration and let your creative juices flow with your home decor!

1) DIY Wall Art

Do you have some empty space on your wall and an empty pocketbook as well? Not to worry, wallpaper to the rescue. Take some leftover wallpaper strips and arrange them on your wall as art. Cheap, easy and fun! 

2) Marimekko Stair and Lampshade Upcycle

Marimekko is a Finnish company that has been in business since 1951. They are known for products that feature bold colors and designs. Claire, the owner of Pillar Box Blue, revamped her stairway and hallway light with wallpaper designed by this company. As Claire says in the tutorial, "You either loved or hated it," there is no middle ground with this design style.

If you have stairs that have seen better days in your home, revamping them with wallpaper strips is an economical and quirky solution! You will love the colorful transformation every time you use your stairway.

Marimekko Stair and Lampshade Upcycle from Pillar Box Blue

3) Five Minute DIY: Decoupaged Wooden Tray

Add some color and pizzazz to an ordinary wooden tray with some leftover wallpaper scraps. Measure the bottom of the tray and cut a rectangle of the paper to size. Then apply decoupage medium to the bed of the tray. Attach the wallpaper cutout to the bottom of the tray and dry. Get ready to receive compliments from your guests! This project is a no fail craft that anyone can make in under five minutes.

DIY Decoupage Tray from Lindsey Crafter


4) DIY Lampshade with a Hidden Design

Line a lampshade with geometric printed wallpaper for an instant designer look at budget prices. The inner lining looks elegant during the daylight hours and adds interest at night. The printed design show through the shade when the lamp is turned on.

DIY Lampshade with a Hidden Design from Domestic Imperfection


5) Wallpaper Decoupage Flower Pots

Make your flower pots into pieces of art with leftover floral wallpaper and decoupage medium that is formulated for use outdoors. Your deck or patio will look beautiful decorated with these beauties! You will smile every time you look at your plants. So pretty!

Wallpaper Decoupage Flower Pots from Favecrafts

6) Wallpaper Photo Backdrop


For all my Social Media Influencers and Regular Degular Shmegular folks, make a photo backdrop for your next photoshoot or videoshoot using wallpaper. Express yourself using your favorite prints!


If you're still looking for more ways to use wallpaper, or if you would like to add to the list of creative ideas, please shoot us an email. We'd love to hear from you! 


Source- The Spruce 

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