"NO BOYS ALLOWED!"
Posting this sign, scribbled in thick crayon, may have been the last time you decorated a door. And how many years ago was that? While walls and windows get a lot of attention -- in the form of paint, paper, and drapes -- an unexpected opportunity is, ahem, knocking. Adorn the door! "It's a chance to do something little and have something big come out of it," Martha Stewart Living's Kevin Sharkey says.
Indeed, in one bold but affordable gesture, you can enhance a room and play down a door's hollow-core blandness. With the addition of wallpaper or applique, a door can become a work of art. A door is also the perfect spot to try a daring color in a low-commitment way. (Plus, because it's such a small-scale change, it's renter-friendly).
The five projects here require just a few readily available materials and some surprisingly simple techniques. All these looks work on just about any door. The options, really, are wide open.