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Wall Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring wall ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.


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The 5 Best Poster Frames (2023 Review)

Posters are popular wall decorations in bedrooms, living rooms, basements, and other spaces. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best poster frames on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Modern Ways to Use Wood Paneling

Forget Grandma’s rumpus room with the floor-to-ceiling faux wood, circa 1970. While today’s version of wood paneling takes a cue from the decade that made it famous, there’s much more to it than just wood grain and knots. This guide to modern wood paneling will shine some light on this once-taboo DIY topic.

Guide to Creating a Living Plant Wall

Learn the basics of this burgeoning botanical trend and install a vertical garden for décor and more, indoors or out.

The 5 Best Wallpapers (2023 Review)

If you’re looking to change up the look of the rooms in your home, there’s no easier way than adding wallpaper. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best wallpapers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Best Peel and Stick Wallpapers (2024 Guide)

Removable wallpaper is a temporary way to decorate your space affordably. Read our guide to the best peel and stick wallpapers.

Amazing Shiplap Wall Ideas

Give your home a little more rustic character with these creative ways to add shiplap to your home.

Common Drywall Texture Types and Finishes

Looking to go beyond plain-old smooth drywall? With a bit of effort, you can achieve a distinctive, textured look for your walls and ceilings that’s eye-catching, mood-setting, and personalized to your decorating tastes.

How to Build a Wall-Sized Frame for a Fabric Print

Do you love the look of wall murals, but are too hesitant to commit to the permanence of paint or wallpaper? This project will give you the look of a mural, without the commitment.

How To Paint Over Wallpaper

Want to change the look of your room with paint, but your walls are papered? Read this guide to learn when and how to paint over wallpaper.

Pony Walls: What Are They and How to Build Them

A pony wall is nothing more than a short wall, and the term is often used interchangeably with "knee wall" or "cripple wall." Read this guide to learn what pony walls are and how to build one yourself.

DIY Ombre Wall Inspiration

Add style and a pop of color to any room with a beautiful accent wall featuring an easy DIY ombre effect.

Upgrade Your Walls With Peel & Stick Paper

Switching up your interior has never been easier.

How to Install Shiplap Walls

Here’s how to create the effect of shiplap by installing plywood panels to walls inside your home.

How to Choose an Accent Wall

A pro painter's take on the design staple

Create the Perfect Gallery Wall for Winter

Here’s a classy conifer-themed holiday decor idea

Paint a Supersized Stencil Pattern

A large Scandi-inspired stencil pattern and a soft two-tone paint palette offer a fresh take on the wallpaper look

What’s Your Paint Personality?

Sunny yellows, soothing blues, revved-up reds...every color has an innate character. That may be why the hues we’re most at home with reflect traits of our own

How to Cut a Pass-Through in a Load Bearing Wall

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a couple frame an opening between their kitchen and living room in a load-bearing wall.

Stick-on Style

If you’ve got a space that needs a quick makeover, there’s a growing array of innovative stick-on wall decor and window treatments that offer major visual impact in minimal time—no commitment needed

How to Paint Gingham Pattern Checks on a Wall

Plain walls take on the fresh look of a gingham print with three shades of blue on a field of white

No-Fail Color Combos to Make Any Space a Work of Art

Perplexed by palettes? Fan decks got you flummoxed? Choosing color schemes to refresh your rooms needn’t be daunting. Consider the no-fail, four-color combos we’ve gathered here—from muted pastels to bold brights, they’re sure to turn any space into a work of art

All About Glass Mosaic Tile

With more shapes, shades, and finishes available than ever before, this glamorous, light-catching cousin to ceramic can transform any space

Heads Up! Faux Taxidermy

Answer the call of the wild with these cheeky trophy mounts

Don't Be Afraid to Wallpaper Your Powder Room

Give this small room big personality with a standout print

5 Cool Painter's Tape Techniques

Use this versatile tape to enhance your craft projects

Match Your Favorite Flowers to Paint Colors

A new app helps you turn nature's colors into paint

Decorate Large Spaces With Budget Wall Art

Fill empty walls by using these art tips that won't break the bank

Stencil On a Wallpaper Look

Get an allover pattern for less than the cost of a single roll of wall covering. It's easier than you'd think

How to Create a Faux Fabric Effect With Paint

With a little practice and a dry brush, you can create the look of textured wall coverings

All About Wallpaper

Liven up your walls with patterns, colors, and textures that you'll never get from a paintbrush or roller. The experts at TOH tell you how

No-Fail Paint Colors for Small Spaces

Transform hemmed-in rooms with 10 hues handpicked by our color pros. Their range may surprise you

How to Sponge Paint a Wall

Colored glaze layered on in a random pattern with a sea sponge can do wonders for a flat wall.

How to Rag-Roll Paint for an Old-World Look

To add texture and depth to the color on your walls, reach for a plastic bag