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If you're dying to use a certain wallpaper in your home but the cost is just too high to justify (or you've got a fabulous vintage specimen and not enough of it to cover a full wall), considering papering inside the paneling. If you don't have paneling, you can easily make your own with simple wood strips nailed to the wall. Or, if you're a renter and can't apply paper to walls, cheap frames enclosing your favorite wallpaper and simply hung on the wall like a painting will do the trick.
DIY: Wallpaper Goes Mobile
We often see wainscoting and walls with contrasting paint colors, but painting it the same color as the wall has a wonderful effect. It's far less busy and can help spaces with low ceilings feel a little higher, where the white meets the color.
Shiplap can be painted, too, although I would recommend hand-brushing. If you roll the paint on for speed, immediately follow that up with hand painting to smooth out the naps, which just look unnatural on the wood and hide the true character of the material.