Wallpaper is a great way to add patterns, colors, and textures to your walls at home. Unfortunately, wallpaper can be very expensive so of course you want to use it all up to get your money's worth.
Here are a couple ideas that you can use to take that leftover wallpaper and use it for other things than just the walls. These DIY ideas will bring color, patterns and textures into your home for unique pieces that will all match through out your house.
1. Accessory Cabinet
Use a printed wallpaper for the inside of your accessory cabinet. Match the color of the pattern to a paint color that you would like to paint the rest of the cabinet so it looks crisp and clean. You can find cabinets like this at flea markets and garage sales. Add hooks for your necklaces and have all of you accessories all in one place.
This idea takes the left over wallpaper to spice up your staircase. Nobody really thinks about the stairs as being a place for design but, adding wallpaper to it will give it an extra something that makes it stand out.
3. Switch Plate Covers
If you only have small pieces leftover, make little statement pieces by covering your switch plates and electrical plugs. On a solid color wall, this will add little pops of something that make a big impact on the room.
Dress up the bottoms of your drawers in your kitchen for a hidden surprise that will look nice under your silverware and plates. For this look, cut a piece that fits your drawer and place it in. Switch them out for different looks.
Traditionally, wallpaper has been used on just the walls with a solid color ceiling. Why not reverse that and add the patterns to your ceiling? This makes a design pop that is out of the ordinary .
Finding an old ugly dresser from a flea market can be turned into a beautiful piece for your bedroom. Paint up the dresser and add the wallpaper to the top and the front panel of each drawer to achieve this cute look.
7. Photo Frame
Have an ugly frame that you might throw out? Cover it with wallpaper to make it into an expensive looking piece. To do this, get modge podge and paint a layer down. Apply the wallpaper and make sure it covers each side. Add another layer of modge podge over top to seal it in and make it shiny.
8. Board Art
Creating this look seems expensive and adds a nice collage of art to your walls. To make this, get large pieces of Styrofoam and cut them in different lengths and shapes. Cover them with the wallpaper and hang on the wall like the picture.