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4 Easy Wall Decor Ideas

4 trendy ways to give your walls a new look without dragging out the paint cans and tarps.

By Cynthia Dermody from Reader's Digest | September 2006

Add a dash of personality to your walls with hot new design tricks like easy-stick borders, customized graphics, and playful wallpaper.

1. Bands A cool, modern take on wall borders. Dip the bands in water and sponge the wall horizontally, vertically or diagonally for a contemporary look. Easy to take off with no damage (wallbands.com; $56 per one 15′x13” band).

    4 Easy Wall Decor Ideas

2. Letters The new monogram collection from wonderfulgraffiti.com includes 16 styles of press-on letters for names, words or phrases for walls, doors or furniture ($15-$300).

3. Murals Actors Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson have them. Choose images of a Tuscan villa or seaside, or order a custom piece, like a photo or child’s artwork, in sizes 4′x6′ and up. Hang it like wallpaper (muralsyourway.com; $7.95 per square foot stock, $8.95 custom).

4. Wallpaper-by-Numbers Hang it normally, then color the designs, including pineapples and daisies, with paint, pencil or pen. Use suggested colors, pick your own, or leave it unpainted (2jane.com; $95 per 11-yard, 20.5” roll).