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Jonathan Fong on Sep 2, 2005 at 12:20PM

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1. Choose Your Color Scheme

When it comes to decorating your walls, Jonathan Fong says difficulty doesn't equal style. In his new book, Jonathan Fong's Walls That Wow, he gives fabulous and inexpensive ideas for creating dramatic new looks. Forget rag-rolling and stenciling ‑- Fong shared one project with us that you can complete in less than two hours and with absolutely no mess. All you need to do is buy Permacel, a kind of paper tape that comes in various colors and widths, and a laser level. Follow the steps below, and you'll instantly create a room everyone will be talking about.

Before applying the tape, it's a good idea to paint your wall with a base color. That way, the wall color will act as another stripe. Then you can select the tape colors that will complement the wall color. For the yellow wall in this demonstration, I chose red, orange and light blue because I loved the happy combination of colors.

Where to Find Tape
You won't find Permacel tape at your local home improvement warehouse. Try a craft and art supply store. I actually buy mine at a film production supply store because it's also used by camera operators.

Taken from Jonathan Fong's Walls That Wow by Jonathan Fong © 2005. Published by Watson-Guptill Publications, a division of VNU Business Media. Available October 2005 where books are sold.

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