DIY: Decorating with Tape

There’s visual appeal in this sticky staple: Adhesive tape can make for a surprisingly chic decorative tool. Even better? It’s easy and accessible. Here are some great ideas that have recently stuck with us at Remodelista.

Above: Instead of an actual carpet, mimic an area rug by outlining a space with tape. To recreate a similar look to this bedroom corner seen in Elle Interior Sweden, opt for a roll of Scotch Electrical Tape in white. (Note the DIY fringing!)

Above: Since Washi tape—a multipurpose decorative tape from Japan—has gained popularity this year, we’re following suit. This pink roll from Cute Tape is available in several other colors.

Above:  As seen on the blog Hanna’s Room, a bit of colored tape and some paint can transform a room.

For more inspiration, check out Remodelista’s posts Palette & Paints: Washi Tape as Decor, DIY: Rugs Outlined with White Tape and Accessories: Washi Tape Roundup.


K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Emily S.
Emily S.4 years ago


Judith Corrigan
Judith Corrigan4 years ago

Not too keen on the rug idea but will check out Washi tape.

Mem H.
Mem T.4 years ago

love washi tape! so many different uses for it! making old stuff new again!

Rita White
Rita White4 years ago


Vera Y.
Vera Yuno4 years ago

Nicole G. said it all

Nicole G.
Nicole Gorman4 years ago

Cute on a certain level, but personally think it borders on tacky.

Annemarie W.
Annemarie L.4 years ago


Annemarie W.
Annemarie L.4 years ago


Gloria H.
Gloria H.4 years ago

Looks too much like a painting project, and I would twitch to pull the tape off. Hand made paper looks nice as a window covering though, specially if it has patterns, or as huge paper snowflakes/geometric designs.