I considered putting up wallpaper in the hallway since it would cover a lot of the more unpleasant areas on the walls, but wallpaper is expensive! My next option is to paint over everything with some nice white paint, and hope that it brightens up the area. Problem is? I hate painting...I never thought I minded it that much, but when we bought this house I painted every room, and I realized that I hated "fixing up" a house. Why we thought of a fixer upper to begin with
I will never know ;-)
My new plan? Try and get some bright white paint and hope that makes it look better until we can afford to redo all the walls upstairs - we hung all new drywall downstairs when we first moved in. Any tips on brightening up a not so nice area in the house? My other idea was to hang huge amounts of artwork on the walls...lord knows we have enough between the works of art that Emma creates hourly and the amount of pictures I have in boxes...ideas welcome!