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4 Gorgeous Ways To Spruce Up Walls Without Painting Them

Even though paint is the first thing you think of when re-decorating any space at home, it’s rarely as hassle-free as you think: painting is smelly, messy, and really time-consuming, even if you know what you’re doing.

The difficulty also increases depending on the surface you’re painting, so if you’re dealing with any ceilings or wooden pallets, you’re in for a longer and more difficult time than you expected.

But the good news is that paint is not the only way to add some more color or style to your HDB flat in Singapore. In fact, here are a few ways you can do it without reaching for a single paintbrush:

            1. Add wall tapestry

Tapestries are a great way to incorporate designs and patterns into your home, and if you have a room that’s usually cold most of the time, having a piece like this will definitely work great in terms of adding a warmer atmosphere.

What’s even better is that you don’t have to spend a lot for this – all you need is a drop canvas cloth and a permanent marker to start making your own designs.

            2. Tape decor

If your space is boring, you can add a little more excitement by using tape to make a repeated pattern while also covering up holes caused by picture frame hangers.

For best results, use Washi tape, which is a really durable type of tape made from Japanese rice paper. Washi tape is also easy to remove despite its durability, so you don’t have to worry about scraping any adhesive off of your walls.

3. Fabric

There are many ways to dress up walls using fabric, whether it’s gluing them to walls like wallpaper (hint: use starch on the back of the fabric) or directly stapling them without the need for adding new curtain rods.

And if you want to save even more while decorating, you can ditch the separate fabric for flat bed sheets, which not only come with their own prints and designs, but are also much cheaper than buying new cloth by the meter.

            4. Photo wall

Do you happen to have a knack for photography? Does your camera’s SD card have so many photos of your family members and friends having fun that you’re dying to use for a collage? Well, here’s your chance!

Simply print them all out and arrange them on your wall in a way that resembles old bricks, the trick to which is making sure they are printed at the same size and arranged neatly, and be sure to use Washi tape to make them easier to stick.

Alternatively, you can even achieve this effect if you have a postcard collection – show off the sights!

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