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Framed wallpaper
Rob D. Brodman

Framed wallpaper

Recycle wallpaper samples or remnants by turning them into a striking room accent. Patterns with strong, broad designs work best for the quadrant of frames pictured here. We love the bold motifs of Arts and Crafts–inspired lines in hues that evoke the natural fall palette.

Choose four simple frames of the same size and cut your remnant or sample to fit. Frame each piece as you would a photograph and mount on the wall, using a ruler to ensure even spacing between each. You can also frame four different patterns in complementary colors; experiment to find thebest arrangement. Birchwood Frieze in Thatch from Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers ($3 for 12- by 15-in. sample, or $42 per yard; www.bradbury.com or 707/746-1900).

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