Updated by Natalie Gallagher on Aug 21, 2013
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Natalie Gallagher

Non-Committal Ways to Use Wallpaper as an Interior Design Element

Apartment dweller? On a budget? or are you a "Commitment-Phob" when it comes to decorating your home? You can still take advantage of the gorgeous world of wall coverings without making a huge commitment. Here's how:

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  1. Bookcases

    Install wallpaper on the back of built-in or freestanding bookcases for a subtle punch of pattern

  2. Wall Art

    Combine wallpaper scraps and some inexpensive frames to create a stunning and budget-friendly gallery of color and pattern in your space

  3. Drawer Liner

    Here's a very subtle way to add color/pattern to your room...simply use wallpaper remnants to line your dresser and nightstand drawers

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    If inside the drawer is too subtle, how about cutting a piece to fit the top of your console or end table? Place it under a piece of cut-to-order glass

  5. Table Runner

    Pull a long roll of wallpaper remnant out when you are entertaining to add some party flair in the form of a unique table runner

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    Door Panels

    Door Panels

    Liven up your room by creating colorful door panels with wallpaper insets

  7. Stair Risers

    Make your home the talk of the neighborhood by using wallpaper scraps to create a one-of-a-kind stairway

  8. Removable Wallpaper on Walls

    We saved the best for last! If you want to adorn your walls in a commitment-free way, removable wallpaper is your best friend!