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Home decor ideas to cover up your damaged walls

By Antara Chatterjee In Home & Lifestyle Posted On June 15,2020 0 Comments

With the passage of time, even the finest walls may end up showing tiny cracks or fissures. No matter how beautifully you decorate your living room, some wear and tear is bound to happen. Exposure to moisture and sunlight can causes seepage or cracks on your walls, which make up a very unpleasant sight.

Here are a few unique decorating hacks to cover up your imperfect walls.

Wallpaper your room

Putting up living room wallpaper is a perfect solution for concealing wall cracks and damp stains. They are an easy and affordable alternative to extensive drywall or plaster work.Wallpapers serve the dual purpose of covering up the cracks, as well as giving a new twist to your room’s interior design. Use floral patterns or botanical prints to give the room a bright and cheerful vibe, or use geometric prints in a bold colour if you want to create a statement.

Use Texture

The secret to covering up the damaged state of your walls is to use a heavily patterned texture over the affected surface. You can go with a metallic golden-hued living room wallpaper as an accent wall design. Or you may pick a damask motif to character to the walls. The intricate patterns will do a good job in hiding your wall’s imperfections.

Photo Frames

If you are not ready to have an interiors makeover with wallpaper designs, photo frames can be an easy fix for your cracked walls. You can put up multiple photos of your family and friends up on the wall, giving the room a personalized touch. Or go for a bohemian artsy look with abstract art pieces and minimal prints hanging on your wall in sleek frames.

Dream catchers

If the damage is affecting just one part of a wall, dream catchers can be the perfect decor accessory for a cover-up job. They add a little whimsical element to your room, while also helping to conceal any minute imperfections on your wall.

Wall Stickers

Wallpapers come with a long-term commitment. The other option is to go with wall stickers. They are a great way to cover up cracks or damps. You can pick from a wide choice of interesting patterns. You can use the wall stickers to either work around the affected area, or just cover up a space entirely.

Medallions & Murals

This is another nice decorative substitute to using a living room wallpaper for hiding cracks limited to a small area or single wall. Medallions are perfect for creating a dramatic focal point in the room, as well as covering a crack or discoloration. For a more pervasive problem, use wallpaper with a mural design that can hide a bigger area.


A quick fix for covering up a damp patch or large crack on the wall is to place a shelf or cabinet against it. Adding a bookshelf or a drawer chest to the room not only serves as an additional element in your decor, but also helps to block the damaged wall surface from direct view.

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