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Lattice is usually associated with the outdoors. While the diamond shaped spacing supports growing plants outside, it brings an architectural element inside.

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In this home, the lattice is framed and painted the same color as the wall, for a more subtle effect. Covering the entire wall will give the room a more wallpaper look, especially if you paint the spaces between the lattice a different color.

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Lattice comes in more options than the criss- cross pattern. It also comes in a variety of materials, however, wood is easy to cut, nail, seal and usually less expensive.

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Save Time: Painting the slats can be time consuming, consider renting a paint sprayer and practice before getting to work. Circular motion works best.

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Primer is available in spray form and keeps the paint from soaking into the wood and being wasted. Put newspaper down; protect your skin and eyes. To stand and paint, angle the lattice horizontally.

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Place the trim before adding the painted lattice with nails and panel adhesive.

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Leftover lattice: Glue into a recessed wall or bookshelf to tie the rooms together.

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Ideas…

Mirror, Mirror on the wall: If your home has an existing wall mirror dating the room, add lattice on it to soften the look.

Lattice is affordable and versatile: Tray ceilings are a luxury feature that visually breaks up the room. Adding lattice to the ceiling is the inexpensive version that accomplishes the same goal of adding style to a boring ceiling.

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These pictures prove lattice isn’t just for the outdoors. Look for rooms in your home it will enhance.

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Home featured in season 8 by Gary Smith and Jerry Harris on Texas Flip N Move.

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