How to decorate a drywall (gypsum wall board) without fastening or screwing?


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Reader's question:

"The wall behind the sofa in the living room is drywall (made of gypsum boards). I want to add character and decorate the wall but without screwing or fastening any nails on the surface. The owner of the appartment will not allow such damages

Our answer:

You can certainly add character to the wall without fastening nails, screwing anything to put shelves, etc. Some ideas could be the following. 

  • Decorate the wall by placing wall stickers.

In the market you can find a huge variety of stickers in any theme and color. Stickers don't damage the wall and can be removed easily. Moreover, you can refress the decoration by replacing the stickers as often as you like. 

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  • Place a vertical strip of wallpaper.

Choose an impresive wallpaper and place a vertical strip from the floor to the ceiling. The wallpaper will not damage the wall surface when removed. 

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  • Hang artwork from the ceiling.

You can hang artwork from the ceiling by using stainless steel ropes. In the market you can find several systems (like curtain wires) for hanging artwork from the wall or the ceiling. 


hand artwork on drywall, hang on gypsum wall board


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