Budget-Friendly Back Splash for Your Kitchen


Let’s face it, most people DON’T have unlimited funds when it comes to decorating. We are often faced with “wants” that are not in the budget, or a look that we would love to update but no extra cash to complete it. Maybe you are moving and want to glam up your kitchen first or maybe a full renovation is not in the budget. A simple solution that is easy on the budget is wallpaper! …..YES…..wallpaper!

Often when we are staging properties for sale we use this technique but it translates to  decorating and can be a big impact on a small budget, usually less then $100.00.

All you need to do is find a wallpaper that looks like a tile, or a stone, or a painted “tin” tile and hang it in a long strip horizontally on your back splash, no strips or matching required, just unroll and hang, it’s that easy!

If you choose the right design, people won’t even notice it isn’t real tile; it gives you the look without the contractor or the mess. You could even do it yourself in just a few hours!


Written by Ellen Forbes

Ellen Forbes

Ellen Forbes is a Certified Canadian Staging Professional and a member of the real estate staging association.

Ellen’s 20+ years of experience with decorating, design, painting, furniture placement, styling and renovation, she has seen lots of trends come and go. She knows what works to make a house a home.

Ellen’s keen sense of style and colour combined with the passion for what she does translates in to a winning combination for clients homes AND budgets! She has helped hundreds of homeowners “change where they live” and would love to be on your must call list for your design needs; staying or selling!

El Egance Understated is a home staging, decorating and painting company who helps homeowners “change where they live”. Servicing the following areas; Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton….and surrounding areas.

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