Don`t throw away all your old things. There are so many ways that you can do to give an old piece a new, attractive look. Simply by painting, decoupaging, adding laces and ribbons here and there..you can easily transform an old, unwanted things to such a personal, valuable and beautiful remembered piece.
I`ve done various projects on this. I`ll upload the photos later.
2) WALLPAPER and BORDERS
You can do it yourself. However, preparing and pasting the wallpaper takes a lot of your time and patience but it will save you a lot of money. Then, you just buy a few pieces of wood railing (from any hardware shop), spray paint them and paste them using a liquid nail direct to your chair rail border on the wall.
I`ve done this before (as featured in the picture above). I took one week to finished pasting the wallpaper in my living room.