I recently moved to New York City for a magazine internship, and will only be staying for a few months. I really wanted to decorate my plain walls though, so i tried to think of something really cheap that I didn't have to take back to Ohio in December. This is what i came up with:http://www.midwestrock.org/zay/blog/paintstripsbig.jpg
- Paint Samples (free at any place that sells paint)
- Tape (scotch and painters)
- Blank walls!
- Ruler/Yardstick (to measure exactly where to put the strips)
- Level (to make them straight!)
Take your paint samples, and arrange them in strips. This should be easy because all the samples are numbered.
Flip them over and use scotch tape to attach the samples together.
It took me less than an hour to make all 50 strips!
Then, using painters tape, arrange them on your wall however you'd like! My walls are blank, so i tried to spread them out. I also tried to make the space above the fireplace more of a "centerpiece" by spacing the strips differently than I did on the other walls.
In about 2 hours I went from having completely boring, blank walls to having 700 colors! Plus, it's a great solution for people who aren't allowed to paint their walls or who just can't choose which color they want to use.
I imagine that you can make a lot of different designs using the same approach. My friend Tasha, who inspired this project, made a horizontal border around her entire room using the same method. It really brightens up a room!
Also, this is my first time starting a topic so feedback would be great!