Easy Home Upgrade: Turn Your Leftover Wrapping Paper Into Luxe Decor

The holiday season is traditionally known as a time for present-wrapping and gift-giving. Less well known, but equally important? Tis the perfect occasion for interior decorating. Allow us to explain.
Charlotte Brown, a photographer who lives in a tiny 300-square-foot apartment on the Upper West Side, recently taught us all about big living in small spaces (you know we're always on the lookout for tips — check out these five NYCers who also know how to make petite perfect). In the newest production from SPACEStv, she shows us her charming bedroom, living room, and kitchen area — that’s right, three separate sections in one miniature apartment — filled with carefully selected art books, photo frames, furniture, and even pieces of coral! The best part about Charlotte's pad? The faux backsplash — not only does it look wonderful, but it’s also so easy to recreate. All you need is some wrapping paper and Mod Podge glue, and voilà!
SPACEStv has shown us some pretty impressive “Tiny, Eclectic, Amazing Spaces” before, but Charlott’s French Country chic pad has really blown us away. Peep Charlotte’s choice for her own wrapping paper backsplash as well as the rest of her sweet spot for endless inspiration.
Photo: Courtesy of SPACEStv

More from Home

While Hermione's life outside of Hogwarts didn't get nearly enough screentime in the Harry Potter movies, it's getting the credit it deserves on the ...
If you, like many people, would do just about anything to own a former Leonardo DiCaprio residence, you have a second chance. It's entirely possible that...
What comes to mind when you think of Japan? Is it the fashion of Harajuku or the electric chaos of Akihabara? Maybe the quiet of a mountain retreat in the ...
Rest assured: Stains are not always your fault. Sure, you experience a clumsy moment from time to time, but you also can’t control the actions of others, ...
It's safe to say that a home — especially in New York City — will be one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make in a lifetime. But let's be real here: ...
Lady Gaga is known for her unique, eccentric, and sometimes downright insane sense of style. So it makes total sense that she would purchase a mansion ...
Take a peek at any design-forward apartment, and we dare you not to spot at least one Ikea item. Like classic wardrobe staples, there are certain pieces ...
(Paid Content) August is a turning point. It might still be peak summer, but all the summer Fridays in the world are not enough to keep our fall fantasies ...
Lighting candles is a great way to relax. The luxurious scent, the small burst of warmth, and the dim light all come together to help you unwind. But can...
A change of season means a change of style. It's the perfect time to update your wardrobe with the newest fall trends and freshen up your home with some ...
If you've rented an apartment, chances are you've had a kitchen like redditor ElizaB's, which she described as "yellow and sticky and ALWAYS dirty." Not ...
Time to celebrate, little spoons: There's a chair that will literally cradle you. A student in Moscow delivered the design for our dream lounge chair. ...
Though Ikea offers stylish home furnishings for insanely affordable prices, a visit to the store can be a true test for any relationship. The hordes of ...
In 1998, not too long after the release of Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio put his well-earned Jack Dawson money toward a beach home in Malibu. According to ...