THE WONDERS OF WASHI TAPE

After living in my apartment for about 3 weeks now, I finally hung some art on my wall (sound the trumpets!). But don’t get too excited. It was my go-to Eiffel Tower poster that automatically gets placed on the largest wall, and I only hung it because they are doing regular pest control treatments in our building and it had to be off of the floor. Glamourous, I know.

But if you live or have ever lived in apartment, you’ll understand how big of a pain it can be to decorate walls. The thick concrete requires you to have the strength of a mythical Norse God to simply hammer in one nail. So I rely on my go-to pieces as easy, effortless ways to spruce up the joint. There is only one problem – each new apartment I move into ends up looking just like the last. In hopes of remedying this, I’ve done some serious Pinterest hunting to find some fresh ideas. Enter: washi tape! It seems as though this magical tape can make anything look beautiful, so I’ll be off to the craft store this weekend to stock up. Not sure what colours I’ll be choosing just yet, but here are some of my favourite ideas that mayyy make their way into my apartment.

Washi Tape Wall Decals via Everything Emily
I feel it doesn’t get any easier than what you see above. ‘Nuff said.

Washi Tape Picture Frames via Design Sponge
I love this idea for a feature or themed image wall that you can change out with every season. Go from a Halloween to Christmas wall in minutes, with little to no fuss.

Washi Tape Door Delight via HGTV
Doors always seem to be forgotten when it comes to decorating your space, but they really are just an extension of your wall. Experimenting with your door is a great way to determine what colour combinations you like before committing to the time and effort of decorating a larger space. Bonus points for the Led Zeppelin poster!

Washi Wall via Ann Kelle
Feeling brave and adventurous? Why not washi an entire wall?! Wait, did I just say ‘washi an entire wall’? It seems easy enough, but I imagine that if I tried this as my first project, it may end up looking like it was completed at the hands of a drunk person. Perhaps starting on a smaller portion of wall in, let’s say, my bathroom would be a wise choice.

Washi Tape Furniture Revamp via Brit + Co
I threw this idea into the mix, even though it’s not a wall treatment. With most of my mix-and-match furniture on a “need to repaint” list, I can swap the paint brush for washi tape and coordinate my pieces with ease.

Which idea would you try? For more washi tape ideas for your small (or large) space, check out my Apartment Living board on Pinterest.

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