Easy Shiplap Walls Install: Get the Look Without the Fuss

You don't need a hammer, nails or saw. Find out how to create a wood accent wall using peel-and-stick tile, plus check out more budget decorating projects to update your home.

Do you love the look of a wood wall, but don’t feel like you have the DIY cred to pull it off?  Take a look at this peel-and-stick paneling project. We used Stikwood paneling. It costs about $10 to $14 a square foot. Maybe a little pricey for a whole room, but for an accent wall in a bedroom, den or foyer, it’s totally doable. The panels can be cut with a utility knife, and they’re self-adhesive, so you don’t need any power tools.  What you do need is a game plan, especially if you’re going to do a chevron pattern like we did. Draw out your pattern first, you’ll have to do some math to make sure you get the angles correct. Ideally, if you have a lot of floor space, lay it all out on the floor before you commit to the walls. Watch/read the step-by-step instructions >>

Stikwood Paneled Accent Wall

Stikwood Paneled Accent Wall

Laurie March can show you how to create this clean and dramatic bedroom backdrop with gray Stikwood paneling in just one afternoon.

If you're looking to add more farmhouse style, try whitewashing some random objects to make a gallery wall. Use wood objects in different shapes, sizes and proportions. Make sure to look past the piece’s current finish or personality. Objects like the apple and the key in this grouping looked very different before they were sanded and painted. Check it out and see how it was done >>

Create a cohesive vignette by updating different objects with a mixture of white paint and water.

Photo by: © Rustic White Photography; LLC

© Rustic White Photography; LLC

When thinking about redoing your walls, don’t forget about the fifth wall. A dramatic ceiling can make a room look bigger and more professionally put together. This tin tile is not actually tin, but plastic tiles made to look like real tin. So they’re easier to cut and work with and they're cheaper, too. See how we installed this 5th wall >>

Tin Dining Room Ceiling

Tin Dining Room Ceiling

When decorating, don't overlook your ceiling. With some simple calculating and installing, this faux tin ceiling makes a dramatic impact. This project utilizes authentic looking faux tin tiles that are easier to cut and more cost effective.

Now look down. Does your floor need a little color or pizzazz? Why not paint a rug? Use a low-pile or jute rug with latex paint for best results. It's easy and fun, give it a try >> Heck, if you really want to do it on the cheap, you can even paint a canvas drop cloth and turn it into a rug >>

If you’re looking to add a little more green to your decor, make it real live green. Wrap Styrofoam balls in moss then hang them using sisal rope. Fun, playful and very organic >>

Add organic texture and graphic impact to your space with moss, rope and floral foam.

Photo by: © Rustic White Photography; LLC

© Rustic White Photography; LLC

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Here are more projects  you can pull off this weekend to add new style and color to your dwelling. Most often, just one small update can make a big impact. Give it a try. 


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