Wall Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring wall ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
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.
The 5 Best Peel and Stick Wallpapers (2023 Review)
Ideal for DIY projects and temporary home decorating, peel and stick wallpaper lets you transform your bedroom or home office without committing to a permanent design. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best peel and stick wallpapers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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
Do you want to change the look and feel of your room with paint, but are faced with the challenge of wallpaper? You don’t always need to remove wallpaper first. 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.
Creating a Secure Enclosure for the Cottage on the Cape
Learn how ZIP System’s integrated panel and tape system for roof and wall assemblies kept the This Old House Idea House on Cape Cod construction moving swiftly and efficiently—and how it will continue to help the home achieve higher efficiency and protection for years to come.
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.
How to Install Shiplap Walls
Here’s how to create the effect of shiplap by installing plywood panels to walls inside your home.
Samantha Santana's Peel & Stick Wallpapers | DAILY FIND
Not willing to commit to traditional wall coverings? These bold patterns are temporary, removable options printed on high-quality woven material
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
10 Easy-Off Wallpaper Patterns for Your Home
Easily removable, peel-and-stick wallpaper is a great (and renter-friendly!) way to spruce up a room, whether it covers every wall, just one, or a tabletop or shelf
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.
How to Texture Paint: Give Walls an Artfully Rough Look
Want a rough texture paint look on your wall? Slather on colors drawn from nature, then smooth out the edges—no brush, no roller, just special effects.
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
Don't Be Afraid to Wallpaper Your Powder Room
Give this small room big personality with a standout print
Decorate Large Spaces With Budget Wall Art
Fill empty walls by using these art tips that won't break the bank