It is similarly pleasing to watch your living space and wardrobe transform to meet seasonal trends, but décor trends can be expensive to keep up with, especially when your taste and creativity know no bounds. Where a fashion collection can be updated with the addition of a new garment or a haute bag, a lot more planning, effort and spending go into refining a living space. Think of that marble coffee table or the striking custom print fridge you have been eyeing for some time, but can’t seem to commit to because a) it’s expensive, and b) “trends come and go”- even décor trends.

Thankfully, there is an easy and affordable way to turn your living space into the artistic dream it is meant to be. For years, interior design specialists and enthusiasts have been using contact paper, also known as self-adhesive vinyl, to achieve ingenious looks and textures that are as pleasing to the senses as they are versatile (and to let you in on a little secret, contact paper is a blogger and photographer’s staple for ensuring their aesthetic stays alive).

Whether your makeover project is as small as a home work desk, or a more elaborate kitchen makeover, your only concern will be deciding which print or texture to replace your current with. Some home improvement gurus even opt for DIY projects to achieve the most picture-perfect looks.

Here is some inspiration to get you started.

Grillo Designs turned this plain black and white kitchen into retro pastel magnificence.

Classy Clutter achieved this eccentrically, chic side table makeover using marble contact paper.

A fridge might be the last item in your home that you would consider decorating, but with the wide variety of vinyl adhesive options available online and at home improvement stores, you may just become inspired to turn your plain fridge into a bold focal point for your kitchen.

Smaller surfaces are great for DIY contact paper projects and will allow you to customise your space. My current favourite trend is the marble and rose gold combination.


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