Creative Decor Ideas please.
June 22, 2008 6:56 PM   Subscribe

How could I creatively hang this paper on my walls?

I am interested in hanging decorative paper on my walls, rather than pictures or prints. I was thinking perhaps framing a few sheets or so of the paper in the link, or some other textured paper, and hanging it in my bedroom. But how exactly would I do this? Mat and frame it? Frame it? Put it on a canvas? TIA for the home decor help.
posted by sweetkid to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I saw a while ago (maybe on Unclutterer, but now I can't seem to find it) where some people took large sheets of paper and made sliding curtains with them; the effect was pretty neat. Perhaps you can hang the paper on your wall using curtain rods?
posted by phunniemee at 7:18 PM on June 22, 2008

And of course I find it mere seconds after posting: they are "panels" instead of paper, my bad. I still think that the kind of sliding whatsit they've got going on might be really neat for your paper.
posted by phunniemee at 7:20 PM on June 22, 2008

My sister has done something similar by matting each of hers with a wide white mat and framing them.

Also, this project on DYI Network looks interesting.
posted by mewithoutyou at 7:23 PM on June 22, 2008

I would probably cut them into wide strips, maybe 9" or so, and create a vertical stripe in a brick pattern, with two or three alternating colors.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:32 PM on June 22, 2008

Oh, and I really like what Jennifer Ramos of Made by Girl has done in her home. What she's done in the first two photos could easily be duplicated with decorative paper.
posted by mewithoutyou at 7:34 PM on June 22, 2008

I think it would look great if you sandwiched the paper between two sheets of glass in a frame so that the wall colour still shows through the paper. Something a bit like this, maybe three complementary colours of paper hung in a row?
posted by meadowlands at 8:28 PM on June 22, 2008

Dooce used something amazing for paper on her walls.

dooce's website

Have a look at what she did in the link here. I'm going to get me some. She says they're very strong.
posted by taff at 12:08 AM on June 23, 2008

Thanks for all the suggestions so far. What about putting the paper on canvas stretchers somehow?
posted by sweetkid at 4:27 AM on June 23, 2008

I use these to store paper, but other people use them for display.
posted by ersatzkat at 5:15 AM on June 23, 2008

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