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How to Create a Feature Wall Just Using Tape

The first thing people ask me when walking into my home is, “how in the world are you allowed to put up wallpaper in a rented apartment?” They are always shocked when I tell them it’s fake! Below I’ll show you different options on how to create a feature wall in your rented space (that your landlord will 100% approve of!)

To create the same type of look as what I did in my living room, you’ll need two things:

  1. Tape
  2. Scissors

I went with gold metallic tape but you can pretty much use any kind, as long as it’s not permanent and does not leave residue. The tape I chose was .5 inches wide but you can definitely use as wide as 1 inch if you want a more dramatic look or have a wider wall.

Learn how to create a feature wall/faux wallpaper for just $7! #budgetfriendlydecoratingideas #decoratingideas #decoratingideasforapartments #rentalhomedecoratingdiy #smalllivingroomideas #smallapartmentdecorating While figuring out the design, I had the Big Bang Theory on and was drinking a glass of vodka sprite. There are no set rules to creating a geometric feature wall other than to have fun doing it!

Here is the trick to creating straight lines with no wrinkles or creases: You need to secure the tape on one edge of the wall and to slowly unroll the tape until you get to the other side of the wall. Then use your scissors and cut the tape. It’s key to unroll the tape slowly!

If you’re trying to go for a simpler look, you can create vertical stripes down or horizontal stripes across your wall with the tape that you chose. Definitely use a ruler to make sure your tape stripes are equal distance apart from each other.


And there you have it! I hope this post has been helpful and please feel free to leave any questions or comments in the comment section below! All resources will be in the Shop section.

xo, Chelsey

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