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Is It Time to Take Down That Wallpaper?
If only it were as easy as grab and pull. Learn the right way to remove wallpaper so your next wall treatment will look great
"right way to remove wallpaper so your next wall treatment will look great... across the walls. Whatever the reason, the paper has to come down. And we’re here to hold... papered wall simply must go. Maybe you’re moving into a new home and can’t stand paisley... the drop to the wall or reverse roll, take to the wall then unroll down from top to... for the walls to dry out and then had to plaster, sand, and prep the walls for painting..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Gold
It's OK to be a gold digger — this timeless color adds a rich glow to walls, furnishings and home decor that anyone would covet
"'s OK to be a gold digger — this timeless color adds a rich glow to walls, furnishings... trick is to choose the right tone — gold varies from bright yellow to a soft burnished... speaks to our ancient DNA. We are just wired to like it.... meant to convey the best of the best. But in design it can be tricky. Done well,... hardware back to shiny brass. We have white painted doors and trim throughout. Classic.... 'How to work with God' and my mind goes rocketing off in ten directions! Samantha..."
11 Ways to Roll With Wallpaper All Over the Home
Ditch the misconceptions and latch on to some great ideas for decorating your walls with patterned, textural and colorful wallpaper
"latch on to some great ideas for decorating your walls with patterned, textural and... easier to clean than painted walls. Proper installation by a professional wallpaper... layer to adhere to. I don't like to use wallpaper on walls that have heavy texture... accent wall etc. Easy to do and get an instant finished wall. Definately here to... will need to use primer, to seal the wall before painting.... I didn't mean to imply..."
How to Artfully Introduce a Watercolor Motif
Interiors take inspiration from the artist’s palette, whether in brushstroke patterns on a pillow or painterly washes on a wall
"note to walls, bedding and accessories. You don’t have to be an art aficionado to... to channel the subtle variations, luminous shades and sweeps of color that flow from... The ways to pick up on the look are as varied as the art world’s offerings. The only... need is to know what you like.... tiles to add softness to this bathroom. The painting technique in the first bedroom... next to last photo from Rebecca Hayes. A lovely room with a field of blue flowers..."
Hand-Painted Wallpaper Brings High-End Artistry to Rooms
Exquisite papers painted in glorious detail turn blank walls into expressive canvases conjuring luxury
"blank walls into expressive canvases conjuring luxury... looking to wallpaper an entire room or an area within a room. Once the area to be covered... look for walls and suggest it whenever architecture and budget permit. There are a... Wong, to name a few. Patterns are typically botanical in nature, with vines, birds... I used to be white wall man. The 'chinoiserie' look is growing on me. It goes to show... willing to travel to the location, but I paint them on canvas. They're applied just..."
Creative Ways to Make Art from Paper
"your walls with beautiful paper — cut, printed, torn or folded... approach to designing, you have many inexpensive options to accessorize your place.... transform your walls for a low price. And some of the homemade options can equal a fun weekend... begin to see paper in a whole new light. More DIY decorating ideas... what to do with used dryer sheets. Sew them, paint them, print on them and create... create a wall hanging or room divider!..."
Beadboard Panels Offer a Shortcut to a Classic Style
Traditional touch: Change up plain bathroom walls with beaded hardwood planks and trim you can install yourself
"bathroom walls with beaded hardwood planks and trim you can install yourself... chore to install, but you can get a similar look with beaded hardboard planks, and... bathroom walls from wear and tear.... planks to the wall protect the wall?! We want to do this in our kitchen, and now I... meant to say what is the color that is on the top part of the walls, it looks to... advisable to glue the beadboard to the wall? Would just nailing it be sufficient? The..."
Bulletproof Decorating: How to Pick the Right Kind of Paint
Choose a paint with some heft and a little sheen for walls and ceilings with long-lasting good looks. Here are some getting-started tips
"sheen for walls and ceilings with long-lasting good looks. Here are some getting-started... can take to make your home stand up better to kids and pets. One key element is the... you need to know to make the right choice.... is how to keep their grime off the walls to begin with! Btw...almost moved to Austin... Speed-Wall. I try to reccomend Glidden as the cheapest paint to buy and tell customers... seems to be in the walls vs on the walls. We used BM Advanced satin for our trim..."
Considering Wallpaper? Here's How to Get Started
New project for a new year: Give your room a whole new look with the color, pattern and texture of a wall covering
"exposed to interior design via TV and the Web. Wallpaper can transform a room in ways... options to choose from today — including fabrics, grass cloth, cork, metallics and... addition to conventional paper and vinyl — the effects that can be achieved are limitless... sizing the walls first about how to put it up so that it really is easy to get off, I'd... texture to the room. I would love to use a bolder statement paper on one wall but my..."
Paper Chase: Wallpaper Through the Ages to Today
Get on a decorating roll with a wall covering that's been around for centuries but comes in more exciting designs than ever
"with a wall covering that's been around for centuries but comes in more exciting designs... us has to go." Historically, wallpaper has been the poor relation in the world of... difficult to work with. But today's wallpaper can play a vital role in decorating, i... mimit63. To answer your questions and to appropriately contribute to the discussion... adheres to the surface to which is applied and only sticks to the wallcovering when..."
13 Low-Commitment Ways to Play With Pattern
"doesn’t have to be confined to the holiday season. I’ve assembled a collection of temporary... you need to do is look around. But like a melting snowflake, pattern can be fleeting... of joy to a room — even if it’s only for a few short weeks. But that excitement doesn’t... smile to your face and maybe even inspire a few ideas of your own.... patience to make a chevron design on a wall with sticky notes needs to volunteer for..."
Pick the Right Paint Finish to Fit Your Style
The question of finish may be as crucial as color. See which of these 9 varieties suits your space — and budget
"of your walls? From velvety matte to high gloss enamel, Venetian plaster, decorative... Read on to get the rundown on nine of the most highly coveted wall finishes, so you... agree that wall color is a key decorating decision, right up there with choosing furniture... darkness to prevent this. At the same time, glossy wall have to be absolutely perfectly... planned to add faux beams or coffers to the ceiling to visually pull it down a little..."
Quiet, Please! How to Cut Noise Pollution at Home
Leaf blowers, trucks or noisy neighbors driving you berserk? These sound-reduction strategies can help you hush things up
"floors, walls and ceilings. To decrease sound you must obstruct or dampen the sound... managed to escape city ordinances. There are two main ways to create more quiet at... it gets to your ears, and 2. blocking it entirely.... provided to parents who are indifferent to their children to help them learn how to... I have to go that route. Any type of portable wall to surround units to move sound... talked to. The whole family needs to grown up and frankly it isn't going to happen..."
Guest Picks: 20 Beautiful Wallpapers to Elevate Your Room
"sources to show a wide range of wallpaper to suit different styles and budgets. Wallpaper... paper one wall, such as the headboard wall in a bedroom, or create wallpaper panels using... pretending not to hear me when I mention that "wallpaper" word. I think they're remembering... disappointed to not see Flavor Paper among this list. Brilliant designs (I'm partial to... add life to an otherwise empty wall.Next: More wallpaper that wows..."
How to Expand Your Art Collection on a Tight Budget
"sentimental to you in a frame and you are off to a good start. Allow me show you some examples... boring walls crying out for some artwork of their own. There are plenty of ways to... to stretch your art budget. As framing costs are sky high, check your local craft... together. Get to know standard sizes of off-the-rack frames so that you can use them and... your trip to Italy in grad school, wallpaper samples, fabric samples, decals, mirrors..."