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Fresh Ideas For Dressing Up Your Walls

04/11/2010 16:13 | Updated 22 May 2015

Stickers, ceramics, mirrors, paintings, metal sculptures, chalk boards - when it comes to livening up your walls, a lick of paint is not your only option.

So if your blank walls are getting you down, but you're not quite sure how best to fill them, read on:
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Fresh ideas for dressing up your walls

More than just wallpaper (look again – it really is wallpaper), just one drop of any of these amazing trompe l'oeil hand printed works of art by Deborah Bowness would be enough to transform any space. But you won't want to stop at just one. Each drop is hand finished and so can be tailored to suit any existing colour scheme. Genius.

Wallpapers from a range by Deborah Bowness

Fresh ideas for dressing up your walls

Don't go asking your mum for her Charles & Di commemorative numbers just yet, but wall plates are definitely having a moment. And they don't get any cooler than these silkscreen printed porcelain plates from Fornasetti. If funds allow, arrange several in a cluster.

Porcelain wall plate by Fornasetti, £124, farfetch.com

Fresh ideas for dressing up your walls

Once thought fit only for children's rooms, wall stickers have got all grown up. A versatile and inexpensive way to liven-up a neutral wall and these days easily removable and re-stickable too. Definitely worth a try.

Cyclamen by Ilan Dei, £45, Supernice

Fresh ideas for dressing up your walls

Doing almost the same job as a panel of wallpaper, but with more texture and interest. A handy alternative for those of us who take forever to commit to art for their home.

Cora wall decoration, £50, Habitat

Fresh ideas for dressing up your walls

A fun trend now seen on everything from rugs and cushions to lunch boxes and notepads, 'inspirational' prints are a great way to add a splash of bold colour to your kitchen and to make you smile on a rainy day.

Prints from a range by Catherine Colebrook, from £15 (unframed)

Fresh ideas for dressing up your walls

On a more practical note, chalkboard stickers are perfect for the office or kitchen, to keep track of everyone's schedule. Easy to put up, easy to wipe clean and easy to take down. Easy.

Set of 4 slate grey chalkboard stickers, £19.95, dress your home

Fresh ideas for dressing up your walls

As much for looking at as looking in, a statement mirror is great for bouncing light around a room as well as making a bold style statement.

Large multi facet mirror, £296.10, Exclusive Mirrors

Fresh ideas for dressing up your walls

Channel Hilda Ogden and embrace the 3-D animal art trend. Lately, if it's not deer heads it's reindeer antlers and now it's also ducks in flight. Fun for a staircase or to add some quirky colour to a living room.

Flocked wall ducks, £45 for a set of three, Heal's

Fresh ideas for dressing up your walls

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