DIY Wallpaper Projects to Dress Up Your Home

Wallpaper isn't just for the walls. Whether you have an entire roll or a sample size, try these clever ways to dress up your home with boldly-patterned paper.

By: Liz Gray

Photo By: Max Kim-Bee

Photo By: HGTV HOME, Sarah Dorio ©2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Max Kim-Bee

Dress Up Your Dresser Drawers

Swap patterned wallpaper for traditional drawer liners — it's the perfect use for leftover paper.

Add Personality to a Bookcase

Thanks to an Americana-inspired palette and wallpaper with a bold, oversized pattern, what once was a lackluster bookcase is now an eye-catching focal point filled with a family's favorite objects.

Wallpaper-Backed China Cabinet

The romantic floral wallpaper on the back of this china cabinet adds vintage-style charm. See more from this home featured in HGTV Magazine.

Hang Wallpaper on the Ceiling

Don't forget the fifth wall when hanging wallpaper. Choose a bold pattern for the ceiling, then paint the walls in a coordinating hue.

Add Texture With Grasscloth

Bold wallpaper isn't the only option for ceilings and home decor projects; also consider grasscloth for organic texture and subtle pattern.

Step Up Stair Risers With Wallpaper

Add pattern and color to a staircase with wallpaper, acrylic sheeting and decorative hardware. Alternate coordinating patterns for a custom look.

Transform a Basic Dresser With Wallpaper

Transform a basic flat-front dresser — a sample-size roll is all you need for this project.

Transform an Old Vanity With Vinyl Wallpaper

Give a basic vanity new life with a layer of patterned paper.

Wallpaper Art Gallery

Frame small pieces of wallpaper to create an eye-catching focal point on a blank wall.

Wallpaper Photo Mats

Or, use the wallpaper as a mat for a collection of black-and-white photos or silhouettes, as featured in HGTV Magazine.

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