Lattice is typically made of wood or metal with a crisscross pattern and serves as an ornate way to decorate a garden, gazebo or the exterior of a home. Attach lattice to the walls in your home to enhance a garden theme or for an unusual look. Using lattice indoors also adds texture to the room and creates a dynamic focal point. Use the lattice on a single wall if you want it to be the focal point, or put it on each wall in the room to use it as an architectural detail.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring tape
- Wood lattice
- Paint (optional)
- Screwdriver or drill
- Decorative embellishments (optional)
Measure the area of the wall you want to cover with lattice. This may be an entire wall, such as an accent wall behind a bed, or the lower 3 to 4 feet of all the walls in the room. Measure the height and width, then double-check your measurements for accuracy.
Use a saw to cut your lattice down to size. Most home and garden stores will cut the wood to size if you ask, making it a simple project for you. Wood lattice will fit in with your interior decor and prove easier to work with than metal or wrought-iron lattice.
Paint the lattice if you don't want a natural look. White lattice will show up and still look natural or garden-like against colorful walls. Natural wood or another color will stand out better against white walls.
Screw the lattice in place. Use one screw in every corner or as close to the corner as possible, screwing into a stud. Add a screw in the center of the lattice if the piece is long.
Embellish the lattice with decorative accents, such as by weaving silk ivy and flowers through the crossed wood pieces. Other ideas include oversized insect decorations or twinkling strings of lights.
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