While many of us thought it long gone out of style, wallpaper is having a major comeback these days as one of the best ways to dress up plain, boring walls. With modern printing techniques, a variety of colors and patterns available, there’s something for everyone to love.
From delicate, organic colors that give a soothing feel to bold, graphic patterns that lend energy and movement, wallpaper can create virtually any look for your space while adding layers of sophistication. As with any design element, there are certain tricks that can get you the best results and my favorite one is using bold patterns in the tinniest spaces. Powder rooms, baths and laundry rooms are ideal since a minimal commitment goes a long way:
In rooms with low ceilings, the use of vertical patterns or stripes encourages the eyes to go up, visually expanding the space:
Angled ceilings can be corrected with bold prints:
And soft floral or French toiles make for romantic bedrooms:
A favorite wallpapered space of mine is the library of L.A designer Mark D.Sikes, with a Peter Dunham Samarkand pattern:
For additional architectural interest or simply out of fear of too much pattern, walls can be divided with wainscoting, and wallpapered only on their upper half. The results are still pretty amazing:
If wallpapering an entire room is not an option, there’s always the choice of an accent wall, or the back of bookcases and cabinets to make displays more intriguing:
Whatever the choice, wallpaper is a powerful design element that can add drama to any space. I hope you enjoyed today’s post and feel inspired to try it out in your homes.
Leave a comment if wallpaper is your thing, or not 🙂 Have a great week!