You Are Now Allowed to Draw On the Wall

You Are Now Allowed to Draw On the Wall

Lindsey Roberts
Dec 23, 2009
In 2009, we saw designers dip their brushes in brighter and bolder colors and turn to our walls, as trends that had been growing for a couple of years yielded a bumper crop. From graffiti to wall stickers to exuberant wallpaper, our walls were the canvas of choice. Here are 30 creative wall-decorating options. The reign of beige has come and gone, as Mark Chamberlain wrote in his post, "A Decade of Color," and we are now in an era of "full-on style." (I.e., keep your eye on Kelly Wearstler.) What better place to show off your daring style than your walls? CHALKBOARD PAINT AND STICKERS1 How To: Paint Over a Chalkboard Wall (If you regret your chalkboard paint and think it's on it's way out. If you love it, read on.) • 2 RoCoco Chalkboard Wall Sticker3 How To: Kitchen Chalkboard Wall4 Another Color Twist on Chalkboard Paint5 Survey: Have You Used Colored Chalkboard Paint? (Includes three sources for chalkboard paint.) FABRIC6 Look! Fabric on Walls7 How To: Make Removable Fabric Wallpaper GRAFFITI8 Christina's Graffiti Living Room9 Caryn's Enchanting Fairytale Loft MURALS10 How To: Paint Your Own Mural11 Roundup: Handpainted "Wallpaper" in the Bathroom12 Wallpaper Murals: Traditional and Contemporary WALL ART13 Wall Art With Thumbtacks and Paper Doilies14 Tip: Inexpensive Wallpaper Alternative15 Polaroids as Wall Décor 16 The 500 Paint Chip Sample Wall WALLPAPER17 Trending: Innovative Wallpaper Designs18 Look! Chinatown Toile Wallpaper at Dwell Shoot19 Roundup: Temporary Wallpaper20 ZNAK Tears Off Customizable Wallpaper21 The Wallpaper Collective (High-end wallpaper for consumers.) • 22 Just Enough of a Good Thing: Framed Wallpaper23 Good Questions: Nice Wallpaper for Under $25 Per Roll24 Hot or Not?: Painting Over Textured Wallpaper WALL STICKERS25 Gecko Decorative Stickers26 Graphic Stickers by Hu227 Curated Wall Decals from Bodega at Arkitip28 Vinyl Wall Decal Clock from Artstick29 DIY Vinyl Wall Art Decals OTHER30 NY Good Questions: Recommendations for Inexpensive Wall Décor
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