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7 Fantastic Wall Treatments

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life:

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Moving into a new home, renovating, and redecorating all have at least one thing in common – painting. Painting is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to personalize and completely change the “feel” of a space. However, today I want to inspire you to consider other fantastic wall treatments for your home!

1.  Painted Stripes

Although painting stripes on a wall or ceiling is time consuming (measuring and taping off), it is still a wonderful, frugal wall treatment. The possibilities are endless. You can paint wide stripes, narrow stripes, horizontal, vertical and even zig-zag stripes – if you’re the brave, adventurous sort.

2.  Vinyl Decals

Vinyl decals are a great choice for creating a focal point on a wall. I’ve seen vinyl decals applied on one wall in a child’s room.  They look a bit like a stencil, but are more spaced out.  The commitment factor to using vinyl decals is much less than painting a design on the wall, so for people who hesitate to commit, vinyl wall decals are the way to go.

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3. Stenciled Patterns

As you can see from the above photo, stenciled patterns can make a huge visual impact on a space.  Depending on the paint colors you choose, the impact can be subtle or bold. These are no ordinary stencils, but they are made with registration marks so that everything lines up perfectly.  I love that when you get tired of a stenciled patterned wall, you can just paint over it and do something else.

4. Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint is a great option for a child’s room or home school room.  It can be a decorative focal wall, but kids love being able to draw on the wall!

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5.  Wallpaper

Wallpaper is making a soft comeback, but it is definitely not your grandma’s bunny rabbit or duck border.  Fabulous patterns – both floral and graphic – are perfect for those who don’t change their mind {or their decor} very often. Wallpaper is definitely not a frugal option as it takes expertise to hang and not peel off the wall.

6.  Board and Batten

Having coastal roots, board and batten, although it can be time consuming,  is a relatively simple and inexpensive wall treatment. From simply applying lattice strips from a home improvement store as “battens” to installing both the board and batten, the level of difficulty is very broad. Many homeowners choose to board and batten only a portion of their wall and others install this treatment on entire walls.

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7.  Planks

Installing planks on the wall is a similar concept to board and batten.  Planks can be installed horizontally or vertically and you can use good old paneling that once painted, doesn’t look at all like the dark, knotty paneling of yesteryear.

I hope you are incredibly inspired to think outside the box of simply painting your walls with these seven wall treatment options!

What is your favorite wall treatment? Do you prefer simple painting or would you venture out into the world of stencils and wood planks?

Myra has a B.A. in Interior Design and is currently self-employed. When she’s not spending time with her little man, thrifting, creating, shopping or working on a project, Myra enjoys date nights with her husband and blogging at My Blessed Life.