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These tiles are super light weight, easy to cut to size and can be glued on using silicone or construction adhesive.
Option 2: Decorative contact paper
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Holy woof! This stuff is SO EASY to work with. Just cut to size, peel off the backing and stick on. DONE.
Option 3: Pebbles or Rocks
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OK, so this one isn’t really any easier than tile, since you install it in exactly the same way, but it looks really pretty!
Option 4: Fabric
Find fabric on Amazon <– affiliate linkFabric is so easy to work with! Fold over and iron the edges, then coat the riser in a generous layer of mod podge. Apply fabric, smooth out the wrinkles and apply mod podge to the front. Allow to dry. Option 5: Wainscoting or wood paneling Head to your local hardware store and scope out the panelling aisle. Long gone are the days of tacky faux wood. There are a ton of designer options now and all are easy to trim to size and tack on with finishing nails or glue with construction adhesive.