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Washi Tape Light Switch

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Wanna add some color in your house? Why not style your light switches! We have several of these boring white light switches in our apartment and making a washi tape light switch will add some excitement to our light interior!

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To do this you need your favorite washi tape and a flat-blade screwdriver. Now, the light switches in Norway might be a bit different than the ones you have where you live. First use your thumb and pointing finger to pull off the centre piece (button) of the switch.

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Use the flat-blade screwdriver and bend the frame open on both sides. Add the tape either to the frame, the button or both. Be thorough when you apply the tape if you want the pattern to be the same all over the switch.

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This is fun! On the one beneath I’ve taped only the button.

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washi tape light switch

Published in Decoration DIY


  1. Lea Lea

    Such a neat idea! I will try it myself!
    Actually I love reading you blog!

    Greetings from Germany,

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thank you Lea! I visited your site and I love your photography – beautiful photos!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Sure thing Allison 🙂

  2. Coco Coco

    What a good idea !!!!!!!!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Coco 🙂

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Irene – So glad you stopped by!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks for the compliment Pascaline 🙂

  3. Elo Elo

    Wow! Simple but so great! I’ve come across your blog quite recently and I think I ‘m going to drop by quite often. Thanks for sharing good ideas!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thank you Elo! I’m so glad you found me!

  4. Great idea! Such a simple change but makes a big difference.

    • Erlend Erlend

      It sure does Lisa, thank you 🙂

  5. I am definitely going to try this! My light switches are different at my house, but I can for sure figure something out. 🙂 xo

    • Erlend Erlend

      You do that MaDonna! And let me know how it turns out!

  6. nat nat

    cool 🙂

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks 🙂

  7. Quelle bonne idée! Merci!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Merci beaucoup!

  8. Michaela Michaela

    Hej Erland!
    Tack för din fina blogg! Jag har precis hittat hit och detta var den första idéen jag lånade av dig. Fler kommer det nog att bli!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Hei Michaela, så bra du fant meg! Det er alltid gøy å høre at noen bruker ideene herfra 🙂

  9. caroline caroline

    I absolutely love this idea! I’m thinking about re-modeling my room, and I will definitely use this idea!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Caroline, you do that! And do let me know how it turns out 😉

  10. A fun way to add a pop of color to any room! I am sharing this on pinterest.

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Roberta! You do that 🙂

  11. ShallRemainNameless ShallRemainNameless

    Can you show Americans how to do this? Is it possible to get a light switch like that in the US?

  12. stephanie stephanie

    Love this so hard! Love the xtra-large light switch. Where did you get those?

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Stephanie! This is the standard size for light switches in Norway 🙂

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