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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

7 Inspirational Ways to Add Character to Your Walls

7 Inspirational and clever ways to inexpensively add character to your walls! 

I'm certainly no stranger to painting, planking, wallpapering or paneling the walls in my home.  It's the easiest and most effective way to add character to a room without spending a lot of money.  It also tends to be the first thing I do when I get bored with a room and considering that I've tried many different wall treatments, I thought it would be fun to do a round up of my 7 favorites.

7 Inspirational ways to add character to your walls

Wallpaper is a great way to go beyond your comfort zone by adding fun designs and bold colors to your walls.  

 Add character to your walls with wallpaper

7 Inspirational ways to add character to your walls

Adding character with wallpaper

Trellis wallpaper

If wallpaper isn't your thing, stencils are a great alternative for adding eye-catching detail to your walls.  The great thing about stencils is that you have endless paint color options that can be customized to match your room.

Adding character with stenciled walls

 Brick stencil wallpaper

Did you think that was real brick?  Yeah, me too!

Stenciled wallpaper

Fabric is another great alternative to wallpaper.  Regardless if you cover an entire wall or the back of a bookcase, it makes a major statement to any room.

 Fabric lined walls in an office nook

Board and Batten
There are many different styles and options of board and batten.  No matter what design you choose it instantly gives your room a custom look for less. 

 Board and batten walls
Planked Walls/Shiplap
Ahh, shiplap.  Thanks to Chip and Joanna Gains (Love them!) this is probably the most popular option for sprucing up your walls.   It's also a very inexpensive option and can be installed fairly quickly.   
 Entryway plank wall

 Shiplap entry
Vinyl Decals
This is a great temporary option, especially if you are renting.  Vinyl comes in an abundance of fun colors and shapes and is super easy to apply and remove.
 Polka dot vinyl stickers

 Vinyl triangle
There's nothing more classic than stripes, so why not add them to your walls for a timeless look. 

 Painted striped walls

Decorating your walls with sharpies is a great option for those that aren't handy with a saw or paint brush.  With a little imagination, your walls can be turned into beautiful pieces of artwork. 

sharpie accent wall

 sharpie wall treatment
Classy Clutter

Faux Brick
Not all of us are fortunate enough to live with beautifully exposed brick walls, but that doesn't mean you can't achieve the look.   Whether you use brick veneer or faux brick paneling the outcome can be stunning. 

 Faux brick accent wall

 Faux brick accent wall
Bower Power

These beautiful walls definitely have my mind spinning with ideas for adding character to my walls!

Tell me, which is your favorite?


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  1. These are all fabulous ideas! I'm a sucker for a good plank wall though ;)

  2. Those are all gorgeous! I love that wallpaper View Along the Way used in her closet. I've been watching for it to go on sale for a year! :) And, I love your plank wall! It makes such a big impact!

  3. i am really liking the faux brick a lot xx