Tempted By Tape

I spotted this post on AT yesterday and I immediately thought that it presented some awesome ideas for renters that aren’t necessarily allowed to paint or poke tons of holes in their walls.

Idea #1: Use happy tape {or something similar} as a frame to hang artwork, gorgeous fabric, wallpaper, etc.  It comes in such fun and happy colors and patterns that you won’t even miss the traditional frame.

Idea #2: Cut happy tape into the shape of leaves, flowers and birds and use the tape to arrange your cords into a branch or vine-like pattern – suddenly unsightly cords aren’t quite so unsightly anymore!

Here are a few other fun and easy home-decor uses for tape that I’ve found:

Idea #3: Add color and pizazz to white picture mats.

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Idea #4: Make boring white vases fun and interesting – you could even switch up the tape for different occasions.

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Idea #5: Instead of wallpaper or paint, create a graphic pattern on your walls with tape.

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Idea #6: Dress up a plain headboard.

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Idea #7: Yup, it’s the same project as Idea #5 but it’s so darn great I had to show you another pic.  :)

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P.S.  Feeling inspired by what you saw?  You can check out more DIY projects here and here, and find even more pics of gorgeous interiors here.

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  1. Fantastic ! Such great ideas, thanks so much for sharing. I’ve gotten this question before from readers about what to do as a renter to spruce up a space – love these ideas !!! Great inspiration !
    .-= Kate at Centsational Girl´s last blog post ..Frugal Decorating Tip #2: Bring Nature Indoors =-.

  2. Katrina says:

    Those are some clever ideas!! I’ve just saw some very cool duct tape the other day at Micheals in all kinds of prints
    .-= Katrina´s last blog post ..Posh Red { Our Front Door Updated } =-.

  3. Just finished painting borders in our master bedroom and I did think about it yesterday – “What about tape? Could we have done tape instead of painting the borders on our walls?” I hope the answer is no, because we worked so hard on painting the borders :-)
    .-= Elisa @ whatthevita´s last blog post ..Green tape takes over our bedroom… =-.