If I really want the look of a border I can just stencil instead. It's more time consuming but very satisfying when it's all finished. You have complete control over the style, design and colors which really appeals to me. Some of my rooms are painted plain and have stenciled borders and other rooms have faux painted walls with no stenciling. Buying stencils templates could not be any easier. They are available on the Internet and in craft stores. Extensive varieties are there for you to pick from. I use blue painters tape to keep my stencil up there. I also use "dry" stencil paint that comes in small tubs. The beauty of stenciling is that you can shade with lighter and darker colors. Here is a stencil that I am currently working on in my guest room. In this particular case I just wanted something very neutral with not much color.
I'm not completely finished with this stencil project but I'm happy with the way it's coming out. Usually I prefer color but in this particular room I stuck with very neutral tones of white and gold.
Stenciling may be more time consuming to actually place all around a room, but when it's all done the final results are beautiful. The good news is that it won't curl at the edges or eventually come away from the wall. When you get tired of the design..............simply paint over it.01 02 03