Faux Wallpapers That Look Like the Real Thing

A top designer offers tips for using imitation wood, marble, tile and other great imitator wallpapers in your home.

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September 04, 2018

Photo By: Wallpops

Photo By: Amazing Wall

Photo By: Wallpops

Photo By: Behang Fabriek

Photo By: Behang Fabriek

Photo By: Chasing Paper

Photo By: D Marie Interiors

Photo By: D Marie Interiors

Photo By: Jessica Klewicki Glynn

Photo By: Limelace

Photo By: D. Marie Interiors

Glorious Wallpaper

Forget fussy prints and wall-to-wall patterns. This isn’t your grandmother’s wallpaper. Atlanta designer Abbi Williams of Red Door Design Studios shows us how the new wallpapers are rich in realistic textures that fool even the best eye.

Instant Headboard

You won’t need any tools to make this reclaimed barn wood headboard. With Amazing Wall's headboard decal it's as simple as peel and stick. If you have a growing family, don’t spend your funds on children’s furniture your little ones will soon outgrow. Instead, invest in furniture that will last through their teenage years. Meanwhile, have fun with inexpensive, colorful peel and stick options to add texture and color to their space.

Faux Wood

If you are currently renting a home or apartment, you are in luck. This amazing look is peel-and-stick faux wood. Unlike traditional wallpaper, it's completely removable and perfect if you are looking to transform your space on a budget. Try adding it to a wall or a bookcase for show-stopping detail. Wallpaper: Planks from Wallpops.

Focal Point Wall

You don’t need to hire a brick mason to add a stunning brick wall to your space. In less than an hour, you can change any wall into a stunning focal point. Wallpaper: Loft Red Brick from Brewster Home Fashions.

Easy Kitchen Update

If you want to be on trend with the hottest kitchen backsplashes but not date your home, simply fool the eye with a mosaic tile wallpaper. Peel and stick wallpapers are easy to install and replaceable years from now when you are ready to move on to a new look. Wallpaper: Morac from Limelace.

Modern Farmhouse Tile

If you can't tell that this modern farmhouse tiling isn't real, then no one else can either! You can get this intricate look without having to mix grout, lay spacers or cut tile. Just enjoy saving hundreds of dollars by using wallpaper instead. Wallpaper: Farmhouse Tile from Chasing Paper.

Antique Tin

This rustic tin tile wallpaper is less than 1/3 of the cost of antique tin tile. The metallic finish on this wallpaper is perfect for any ceiling or backsplash, adding instant charm and character to your space. Wallpaper: Rustic Tin from Marie Interior.

Stair Risers

Easy to install wallpaper makes transforming stair risers from boring to custom and chic a breeze. There’s no wood, cutting or painting needed—just peel and stick. Wallpaper: Wood Plank from Wallpops.

Budget Modern Headboard

For a fresh modern edge on a shoestring budget, forget buying a headboard. Add the look of this natural stone tile wallpaper to any bedroom for a rich faux look that fools even the best-trained designer eye. Wallpaper: Strata Study by Apparatus.

Herringbone Tile

Washable and water- and heat-resistant, this herringbone wallpaper is a budget-friendly way to get a durable and designer tile backsplash. Wallpaper: Herringbone by Limlace.

Perfect Patina

No painting required to get that perfect farmhouse patina. This wide plank shiplap is super easy to install over walls that aren't smooth. No tools, sawdust or contractors needed to get that modern farmhouse look. Wallpaper: WallPops Shiplap Reclaimed Wood from D. Marie Interiors.

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