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How can you update wall, door, and cabinet colors without paint or renovation? Use decorative contact paper. There are patterns and prints for almost any idea: hues, sheens, textures, florals, animals, animal stripes and spots, geometric, abstract, sports, cartoons, whimsical, traditional, vintage, and much more.
Decorative contact paper is a simple way to cover up smears or stains, and easy to remove markings should any occur. Use a border in one room to play off of the wall design from another. Instead of conventional square or rectangular strips, cut decorative contact paper into funky shapes and use along a hallway or on a closet. When you're done with these larger makeovers, use scrap pieces for finishing touches.
Never found the perfect wastebasket for the bathroom? Add a design that complements the shower curtain. Does everyone have their own storage bins for extra stuff? Personalize them with favored nuances. Soon enough, decorative contact paper will be your go-to solution for hair line leg or chair cracks, media center doors fading with age, and anything else in need of a little extra TLC.