- Imitating the majestic Victorian look of a tin ceiling is easily achieved without the hassle and cost of using authentic metals. Select an intricate design with deep embossing from the many paintable wallpaper options modeled after this traditional style. Use a long roller to cover with several coats of a metallic paint; imperfections in layering and mixing metallics may yield an aged look. Trim the edges with similarly ornate crown molding in a complementary metal.
- Give any room of your house a cost-effective makeover with beadboard paintable wallpaper -- no power tools necessary. Cover the fronts of your cabinets or the ends of your kitchen island with pure white beadboard for a clean, classic look. Bring a country cottage aesthetic to a bedroom with a full wall of light-colored beadboard and decorate with light linens. Transform a bathroom by covering the lower half of your pre-existing walls in beadboard of a contrasting color; separate with a chair rail and trim the lower edge with molding.
- Instead of taking on an expensive tiling project, quickly brighten up your kitchen with a faux tiled backsplash. Find a paintable wallpaper in an eye-catching tiled pattern, trim it to the necessary size and adhere to the area between your stove or counters and cabinets. Paint it a bold color to liven up a dull kitchen, or a neutral to fit in with a conservative style; in either case, the embossed pattern on the paper will bring new life to your wall. Cover it with glass for protection from cooking messes.
- Bring the warmth of a Mediterranean home into your own house with stucco wallpaper. Though best suited for kitchens, this look can easily be incorporated into any room. Cover all walls with stucco-patterned paintable wallpaper, and paint them a deep golden or red shade. Decorate with complementary rich tones -- blue and green are also ideal choices -- and set off with assorted antiques on the walls and windowsills. For a Tuscan-inspired room, integrate many plants and leave window dressings sparse.