Stop Your Style Snooze: Ways to Wake Up Ho Hum Walls

Stop Your Style Snooze: Ways to Wake Up Ho Hum Walls

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Janel Laban
Mar 10, 2015
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During the month of March, we're gathering some of our best problem solvers together into master "Home Remedies" posts to help you make your home healthier, solving one problem at a time. Today, we're looking at all sorts of ways to take tired walls and give them a style wake up call - from simple spruce ups to full-on power pattern blasts to end your room's winter hibernation...

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Are your walls getting you down? Tired of looking at the same paint color, but have no desire to repaint? Why not consider sprucing up the look of your space by adding pattern with stencils?

→Renewing the Look of a Painted Room with Stencils

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Whether you've gone with a bold or neutral paint palette for your space, there comes a time when you may want to change it up a bit. Adding a wallpaper accent wall is the perfect solution for refreshing a space without all the work of changing the whole room. Here are 10 ideas for how a wallpaper accent wall can renew your painted space.

→Renewing the Look of a Painted Room with One Wallpapered Wall

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Want some color and pattern on a wall but can't — or don't want to — paint them? We've got three interesting DIY ideas that could have you creating an accent wall bursting with pattern and interest, all while potentially leaving your wall's paint job (mostly) intact.

→3 DIY Ideas For Patterned Walls That Don't Require Painting Them

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Even if you would love to change the color of your walls, repainting isn't always possible. Perhaps you're renting and you aren't allowed or maybe you're saving up for a new paint job down the road but want to spiff things up in the meantime. Whatever the reason, here are a few ways to make an old paint job look better for the time being.

→Temporary Solutions to Give New Life To An Old Paint Job

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Painting an entire room teal or mustard or charcoal can seem like a lot: a lot of color, a lot of work, a lot of paint, and a lot of repainting if you hate it. But just one wall? One wall is totally manageable. Bold accent walls are perfect for those of us who love color- just not too much color. Here are some of our favorite examples from Apartment Therapy's House Tours.

→Splash-Of-Color Roundup: 14 Accent Walls (And 1 Accent Ceiling!)

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Bold paint colors in your home are not for the timid, but if you love to surround yourself with color, then here are some combos you may want to try. Don't limit yourself to the walls — try bringing some bold color to your furniture, floors, ceiling, or trim for some interesting color play in your space. And if you're thinking about joining the color adventures but hesitating, start with a smaller room like a powder room, den, laundry room, etc., and feel it out.

→Be Bold: Unusual Color Combinations that Work

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