A bedroom with painted stripes on the wall.

Wide Stripes

Wide stripes are a popular trick for adding character to a plain wall. This one takes a subtle approach, with stripes of a single color in matte and gloss finishes.


An entryway with upholstered walls and an entrance table.

Show Your Love

Think beyond paint and paper: If there's a fabric you love, consider having the walls upholstered in it, for a softer effect. This pear print was also used for window treatments in the adjacent kitchen.


A living room with cypress paneled walls.

En Vogue

Paneling is back in vogue. It lends warmth and texture to a room -- particularly when the surface is as intriguing as the pecky cypress of this sitting room.


A stairwell with wood accents on the walls.

Decorative Wood

In this alternative take on paneling, wood strips have been applied to the wall in a decorative pattern, then painted to match. The pattern plays off the railing and the tansu-style cabinets built into the stairs.


A dining room with painted wood panels.

Hand Painted

The paneling of this dining room was hand-painted to mimic traditional scenic wallpaper, giving the room its elegant ambiance.


A wall with a basket organizing system.

Craft Supply

For a unique look, these walls were coated with brown kraft paper from the office supply, applied with wheat paste.


A bedroom with a checkerboard pattern.

Neutral Look

For subtle interest in this neutral bedroom, squares of grasscloth in two different shades were applied to the wall in a checkerboard pattern.


A mosaic-tiled bathroom wall.

Mosaic Niche

A paneled niche makes it seem as if this mosaic-tiled wall is floating in front of a wooden one. A shadow line in the recess furthers the effect.


A blue-tiled powder room.

Shades of Blue

Tile is unnecessary in a powder room, where the walls are not likely to get wet, which makes these brilliant blue walls that much more surprising and entrancing -- especially as glimpsed through the arched doorway.


A tile backsplash behind a stove.

Stone Tablets

Any stone available as counter slabs can also be had in tile form -- and is often drastically cheaper per square foot. Here the honed granite from the kitchen's perimeter counters repeats as a backsplash.


Tile acts as wallpaper in a kitchen.

Wallpaper Tile

When using tile in an oversize wallpaper pattern like this one -- or any striking tile, for that matter -- why not go ahead and tile the whole wall?


A tiled wall on a patio.

Outdoor Tile

A tile backsplash makes as much sense in an outdoor kitchen as indoors. This one uses large ceramic tiles in earthy colors.


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