Wallpaper Wonders!

 

In the 70’sand 80’s wallpaper was all the rage, ALL over the house.  I think for those of us who have had to remove all that 70’sand 80’s wallpaper we have spent years recovering, sort of a wallpaper PTSD. So we just stuck with paint and never looked back but recently wallpaper has come back in a big way. Today wallpaper is a little different from grandma’s wallpaper and so is the way we are using it. Patterns are bolder, it is more durable and now wallpaper is easier to put up and take down. Although wallpapering your whole house is still an option today wallpaper is often used more sparingly. Now we think of wallpaper more like piece of artwork or an accessory that can customize a space and make it pop. This new trend in wallpaper also means those on a budget can use wallpaper with more purpose and it doesn’t have to break the bank, Check out some great new ways to use wallpaper on a budget big or small. Try it on a single wall as an accent.

Kelly Wearstler Wallpaper for Chloe Sevigny's Home

Kelly Wearstler Wallpaper for Chloe Sevigny’s Home

Design by Jenkins Baer Assoc.

Design by Jenkins Baer Assoc.

Large prints in small spaces like hallways and bathrooms can make a big impact.

Photo via Muralswallpaper

Photo via Muralswallpaper

Adding wallpaper on the ceiling helps bring the eye up and doesn’t compete with  artwork or furniture placed on the walls.

Design by Greg Natale

Design by Greg Natale

Try it inside a closet for a jewel box surprise when you open the door.

Some of the wallpaper designs are so beautiful you may just want to frame a small section as artwork.

Design by Vanessa De Vargas

Design by Vanessa De Vargas

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You can use wallpaper on furniture and even as furniture. Photos via BHG

Covering smaller items like lampshades and table tops can bring in color and pattern without a lot of cost.

Or try using it on stair risers, you can even mix and match several designs.

No matter what how big or small an area, using wallpapers is a great way to instantly transform a room with pattern, texture and color. I think these photos may have cured my wallpaper PTSD, now what should I wallpaper first?

Comments

  1. These are very fun ideas! But I’m not sure I’ll ever get over that wallpaper-borders-and-matching-fabric-window-treatments era. What was up with that, anyway?!

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