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Japan’s Colorful Washi Tape Is the Budget-Friendly Alternative to Repainting Your Space


When it comes to switching up your home decor, there’s no easier way to do it than with a few rolls of washi tape. In case you haven’t heard of the craft craze, washi tape is a decorative Japanese paper that, like tape, has an adhesive back. But unlike the tape you’re thinking of, it’s not super sticky, so it won’t harm your walls or other surfaces. Consider it more like masking tape or painter’s tape: It’ll stay, but it won’t stick once you’re done with it.

Unlike painter’s tape, though, washi tape can be a fun way to brighten up your home. You can use it to make fun, DIY charging stations for your phone, decorate the pages of your bullet journal, or even transform a room. It can become faux wallpaper, photo frames, or a substitute for a new paint job with ease. And we’ve got plenty of ideas for how to use it in different rooms of your house. Want to try it out? Check out how we transformed the rooms below using washi tape alone — no other work necessary.

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