Decorating your Walls

Decorating Your Walls Affordably

Have you ever looked at a room and thought to yourself that it would look so much better if you could just change the way the walls looked? After a while, color schemes change and new furniture is purchased, so it eventually always leads to the need to change something about the walls. However, it can be very costly to invest in painters and hiring someone to install wallpaper is another expensive option. Thankfully, there are some cheaper ways that you can decorate your walls and easily transform your room for a more affordable price.

Sometimes it can be as simple as switching to a different color of paint. This is probably one of the easiest options you could consider. Go to the home improvement store, purchase a new shade of paint and then experiment with your walls. If you want, you can bring swatches home to find a shade that works well with your room. You can also show the representatives at the store a picture of the room so they can show you colors of paint that would complement your décor. You might find that you’re surprised just how much an updated paint color can change the overall style of a room itself.

Alternatively, you might want to consider another layer of paint. Find a nice complementary or contrasting color and experiment with making patterns on your current paint job that’s on the wall now. You can completely change the way the wall looks by doing this. A few fun options are to use sponges that have been blotted after paint has been applied, various types of fabric, and geometric shapes. You can also use stencils to get the effect that you’re interested in for this option as well.

For those who are more interested in wallpaper but don’t want to deal with the permanence, invest in some of the wallpaper that you can easily peel off of your wall in the future. Basically, it just sticks on to your wall and you can put it anywhere. If you’re looking for something unique but you can’t put something permanent on your walls or change it up with paint, this is the best option there is.

Amy Wright
Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.