Tape is a thing now. You know that sticky stuff that used to be exclusively clear and you’d use it to wrap a gift with? Forget about that kind of tape! Washi tape has exploded over the years and now it’s not only perfectly acceptable for use in home decor but totally cool! Here’s what you need to know: washi tape originated in Japan, is made of paper, feels akin to masking tape, is surprisingly strong, is easily removable, and comes in a zillion different colors and patterns! There is A LOT one can do with washi tape, with a little ingenuity. Here I’ve gathered some of my favorite ways creative individuals across the web have used washi tape in home decor projects:
1. Washi tape to hang pictures, prints, and posters. Hello renters! Don’t worry about losing your deposit over holes in the walls! Washi tape to the rescue! This trend looks especially cute and casual in a kid’s space. Use colorful tape for extra POP.
2. Washi tape as art. Art can be expensive, tape is not. Create your own, custom piece of art with washi tape! You can match the colors and patterns used in your home decor perfectly. Put it right on a canvas or frame it for a more upscale look. Add it to a plain craft store letter. You can even get the kids involved, creating their own art piece!
3. Washi tape as wall decor. Wall decals are in right now – why not make your own with washi tape? From simple stripes to a geometric design, washi tape is an easy-to-change decor idea! Whether you rent or just love to switch up your decor often, washi tape is a GREAT way to decorate those walls!
4. Washi tape as wallpaper. Doing a whole wall in washi tape might seem a little ambitious, but have you ever put up actual wallpaper? It’s a total B****! You can recreate the look of wallpaper (without harming your walls!) with washi tape. This would be a fun way to spice up a plain dorm room wall!
5. Washi tape on objects. Vases, frames, candles, lamps, chairs, mirrors, dressers, the rim of a shelf, tables, light switch plates… you can put this stuff on just about anything to add a little flair!
6. Washi tape headboard. Wow, are people creative! I wish I’d thought of this brilliant idea. Headboards can be costly but now you can use washi tape for a fun, whimsical headboard-like look, giving your bed structure.
7. Doors. Closet doors, bedroom doors, moldings, and doorways can become a standout design piece by a quick washi tape application!
If you’re like me, after viewing this post you’re ready to get your tape on! There are so many fun uses for washi tape when it comes to home decor, the possibilities are endless! You can pick up some washi tape at your local craft store or, of course, purchase endless colors and patterns online. Here are a few I like:
What’s your favorite way to use tape in home decor? What’s the most creative use of washi tape you’ve encountered?