Tips and Guides

5 Things You Can Transform With Contact Paper

Besides the usual shelves and drawers, of course!


How can you spruce up a space without any major renovations? You can give a nook a new look with a pair of scissors in one hand and a roll of contact paper on the other! Just like washi tape, this stick-and-peel must-have is easy to use and allows you to experiment with a bunch of looks without taking so much time. If you've been thinking about working with adhesive pattern paper, check out these ideas:

1. Create a faux-marble finish for table surfaces. 

If you love marble furniture, but aren't too keen on spending a good amount of money on just one unit, you can get the same effect by lining the surfaces of your existing pieces with printed contact paper instead. You can even cover your side tables in the same pattern as your center table for a classy, unified look! 

2. Give new life to an old dresser with a gradient effect. 

Looking for an easy way to add a pop of color to the kids' room? Try using varying shades of yellow contact paper to revamp an old chest of drawers (as seen in photo). If you want a more grown-up version of this look, you can try having it done in metallics instead—you can use copper, rose gold, and sparkling gold!

3. Design your own feature wall

Add a sense of the extraordinary on a dull and empty panel with contact paper-cut-outs! You can even use it to draw attention to a pretty vignette to emphasize your favorite elements in your display. 

4. Use it to label your dinner spread. 

Hosting a birthday celebration or your weekly get-together with the girls? Give your humble banquet an interesting twist by unraveling a roll of contact paper and scribbling the dish names for your guests. If you're holding a wine tasting party, you can use it to label pairings, too! 

5. Frost a door. 

If you have a room at home that needs a boost of extra privacy, feel free to try your hand at frosting see-through passageways with contact paper. The best part? You can trace and cut patterns you like! Here's a step-by-step guide you can follow. 


ACE Hardware

  • G/F SM Hypermarket Makati, South Superhway cor. Finlandia St., Bgy. San Isidro, Makati City
  • 889-4841 

National Book Store 

PHOTOS: Kay Smith via Pinterest and Apartment Therapy (Main) | Syl and Sam | Tablespoon | Seventh House on the Left 

More on

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Contact Paper at Home

5 Ways to Give Your Home an Upgrade

5 Fun Kitchen Upgrades You'd Love To Try


Latest Stories

How To Vacuum Your Home Properly

Here’s how to avoid all the usual vacuuming mistakes. Plus, learn about a revolutionary new material that will help you bust all that dirt at home.

A Cozy and Modern Family Home in Quezon City

Works of art, beautiful fabrics, and a mix of old and new pieces bring this townhouse to life

5 Things To Never Clean With Baking Soda

This finely milled powder has its downsides, too

There's An Affordable Way To Keep Your Home Smelling Good 24/7

Say no to artificial fragrances with this three-step hack

A KonMari Reality Show Is Coming To Netflix

Will de-cluttering diva Marie Kondo's new show spark joy?

You Only Need P5,000 To Work On These Home Improvement Projects

The best part? These can increase the value of your space, too.

What's Inside The Vatican Walls?

Aside from having one of the largest collections of art in the world, the Vatican holds many other treasures

Meet The Architect Behind This Industrial-Pinoy Home

Inspired by the Bahay Kubo, this architect worked with industrial details and affordable building materials to create an inviting space

Is It Possible to Paint Over Tiles?

No one likes the sight of lackluster tiles. Know what to do with these tips from an interior designer.

A Sneak Peek at the New Clark City

A Singaporean consulting firm has been tapped for the development project

You Can Use Wallpaper On The Ceiling, Too

Talk about having a one-of-a-kind accent in your space

Rockwell's Glasshouse Is The Chicest Restaurant Out There

Fashion retailer Harlan + Holden's response to the global trend of lifestyle dining is this airy and beautiful restaurant
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!