6 Ways to Give your Walls an Upgrade

Spruce up your blank walls with these creative budget ideas


Original article by Marina A. Fernandez. Read the original article (“Six Easy, Affordable Wall Accents”) in the April 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at

Add stickers.

A large, catchy sticker on a plain white wall will do the trick – just like what architect Rolando Sulit did in his teenage daughter’s room.

Take it in stripes.

Accent your walls by painting contrasting stripes onto its base color.

Frame it.

Ready for an instant artwork? Create an assemblage of different-sized and styled picture frames as seen in interior designer Wilmer Lopez’s condo kitchenette.

Time to object-ify.

Found a couple of unusual and random objects? Turn them into art and add these items to your wall – similar to what interior designer Frenjick Quesada did in his Baguio home.

Screen is in.

Take inspiration from interior designer Kristine Neri Magturo! She re-purposed an old wooden screen into a wall accent that hides an air-conditioner.

Free to Doodle.

How about turning one side of the wall into a blackboard? Feel free to add notes and drawings. Your children will have fun, too!


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