Instant Headboard: Chrysalis & Architect Wall Flats by Inhabit

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Chrysalis & Architect Wall Flats by Inhabit

I love versatile, artsy products, particularly those that can be mounted on a wall. Aside from the fact that bare walls are boring, wall art can be used to hide imperfections in your walls and create drama where there was none. If you’re lacking for a headboard and need to make one fairly inexpensively, wall art is a good place to start. Wall flats are Inhabit’s three-dimensional “wallpaper” panels that can be painted and positioned any way you see fit.

They recently introduced the Chrysalis and Architect series, and I love the abstract patterns. In particular, I love the way they look once the patterns are repeated, as shown in the photos. What’s great about these wall flats is that they are sold in sets of ten 18″ x 18″ panels. You can easily turn those panels into a headboard, or split them up and create multiple pieces of wall art for a room. $86 isn’t a bad price if you use them in these ways. If you want to cover a whole wall, Inhabit offers a convenient tile calculator to help you figure out how many you’ll need. And again, you can paint them, so if you don’t love the standard off-white color, you can literally make them look however you want them to look.

According to the installation instructions, they can be attached to the wall with foam or carpet tape. This is for temporary installations, but it gives you the flexibility to move them, or remove them altogether, when you see fit. For more permanent installations, you can also use contact cement or finishing nails. Add to all of that the fact that Inhabit’s wall flats were voted the Eco-friendly Product of the Year by Interior Design Magazine, and you’ve got some great green decor.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of 100% bamboo pulp
  • Biodegradable
  • No chemical fillers or additives

Price: $86 for a set of 10 (aff)

How I’ve Used it Myself:

My husband and I used the Seesaw wall flats to create a headboard in our master bedroom.

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  • MyBrownBaby February 6, 2009, 7:24 am

    Wow! What a fantastic idea–and you’re right: You can’t beat the price. As always, thanks for showing us something wonderful and green!

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  • Erika Pitera February 7, 2009, 11:11 am

    What an intriguing way to transform a room! I love when walls have texture, and these designs are really great in that respect!

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  • Christie-A Work In Progress February 7, 2009, 9:56 pm

    Okay that is just too fricken cool! LOVE IT!!

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  • DesignTies February 7, 2009, 10:43 pm

    I think these wall panels are fantastic and I wish I had a room to use them in. I’ll have to remember them in case I get that special client who would go nuts over this look! Thanks!!
    Victoria (one half of DesignTies)

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  • Violete McGee May 4, 2009, 2:26 pm

    Take a look at the photography they have on site. It helped me understand the product better. 360 View

  • Jenni Hadlow December 16, 2009, 5:51 am

    Very nice. This reminds me of the 1970′s. I’m afraid I can remember that far back ! Nice article

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