3 Stylish and Simple Ways to Dress Up Your Walls
Stylish. Inexpensive. Eco-friendly. There's lots to love about these incredibly light molded tiles made from recycled paper. Each measures one square foot. The backing is nonstick, so use a wall adhesive, such as 3M Command Poster Strips (about $3 at office-supply stores), which work on most surfaces. Place adhesive on each corner and press each tile firmly onto the wall. Dust to keep clean. Remove by peeling from the corners.
To buy: $32 for a set of 12, mioculture.com. Two three-dimensional patterns are available in orange, white, natural, or lime.
Let your designs speak for themselves with personalized phrases that fit anywhere. Choose your words, then select the size, the color, and the font to match your style and surface space. Or take the easy road and select a premade saying. Each phrase comes on a single transfer sheet, so you don't have to worry about keeping the spacing even or the letters level. Clean using a damp towel. To remove, peel from the corners.
To buy: Prices vary according to the phrase's size and length. (The Taxi Driver-inspired saying above costs about $20, wonderfulgraffiti.com).
As a chair rail, these dandy dots help protect the wall from scuffs (or hide ones already there) in heavy-traffic areas. They can also be spread out for an allover, bubbly wall application. Modernseed's white dots come in assorted sizes, which can be cut, layered, painted, or used as is―you can even draw on them. And their versatility doesn't stop there: The cutouts come with a low-tack backing (slightly stickier than a Post-it note) that is ideal for frequent rearranging. Clean with a damp cloth; peel to remove.
To buy: $49 for 40 dots in assorted sizes, modernkid.com.