Do-it-yourself home decor
Cover walls with fabric. “Papering your walls with fabric using liquid starch and a squeegee is great, because of all the wonderful choices you have with fabric versus wallpaper,” says Portland, Maine, designer Linda Meyers, who co-authored the DIY design tome Tossed and Found with her husband, John Meyers. She suggests scouring flea markets and yard sales for inexpensive bolts of fabric in funky patterns and using Linit brand liquid starch. Perfect for rentals, the fabric is easy to remove from walls with water and a sponge.