This is do-it-yourself decor at its best: wallpapers that provide a framework to let children get creative and adults customize their interior design. More like peel-away borders than traditional wallpaper per say, this idea lets home owners blend the best of stylish professional design with unique, personal and artistic decorative touches.
In fact, it’s so easy, a kid could do it (and does in the photos at the bottom of this page). Considering wallpaper’s reputation as being annoying and difficult to work with, that’s quite a feat.
Tired of watching the paint peel (metaphorically or otherwise)? This concept for DIY custom walls is a bit like wallpapering in reverse.
It may sound complex, but the concept is simple: add the peel-away paper elements to a selected wall surface, decorate with paint on the in-between spaces and pull back the sticky tape-like material to reveal the final design.
Made in modular sheets by a team of designers at ZNAK, the preset patterns are easy to line up accurately with wall and floor borders as well as with one another, ensuring a consistent application across the board (or walls as it were). Removing it is the final step of the process, and much easier than peeling off old wallpaper or paint of course.
Sure, you might be able to achieve something similar with regular old tape, but it probably won’t look very uniform or neat unless you’re a designer yourself.
As cool as the more geometric and planned two-color examples are, how to install and use these printed pattern sets is a matter of individual choice. Do it yourself and it can be whatever you envision – or, if you are not the artist type, let kids take over the process and you may end up with something fairly abstract though equally (if not more) compelling, as illustrated by the child-drawn piece above.