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. 1  Bookcases


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

  2. 2  Wall Art

    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. 3  Drawer Liner

    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

  4. 4  Tabletops


    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. 5  Table Runner

    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

  6. 6  Door Panels

    Door Panels

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

  7. 7  Stair Risers

    Stair Risers

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

  8. 8  Removable Wallpaper on Walls

    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!