Design Tip Tuesday: Let's Talk Wallpaper...
Updated: Aug 6, 2020
Let's Talk Wallpaper -
I want to start by saying, wallpaper is definitely not everyone's "thing." Some people (like myself) love incorporating it into a space in their home! It can be an amazing add on. With that being said, there are certainly some "do's and dont's" in doing this.
One of the most important things to decide on when you know you want to incorporate wallpaper into your space, is where to put it. It could go into your bathroom, turn into an awesome feature wall in your bedroom, bring some life into your wallpaper, really whatever you decide. However it is important to put some thought into this. Rooms with lots of neutral decor and wall color are great for tying in wallpaper. You can either decide on wallpaper with more color to bring some life into the room, or pick more neutral tones in the wallpaper but maybe the print alone has lots of texture and a fun design!
-BEFORE PIC OF COFFEE NOOK-
The picture above shows my coffee nook before I had the thought to add wallpaper. Some areas had stains from the prior renter, and some areas were starting to chip. Not a good look! I knew I wanted to do something to improve the space, and wallpaper came to mind. When I went to target to look at all the varieties, alot of them were easy to eliminate because I knew a "loud" super bold and busy print wouldn't work with how small my kitchen and this particular space already is. What I decided on (below picture) was a shiplap look wallpaper because it was neutral and make the space look textured and awesome to the eye.
-AFTER PIC OF COFFEE NOOK-
-Wallpaper shouldn't go up just anywhere. Really take a look at your walls and rooms that could use some love and decide what print would look best in the space/matches your style the most.
-Be choosy when you pick. You don't want to go with something that takes away from the furniture and decor already in the room, or pick something that contrasts with the wall paint already in the space.
-Decide if you want just a feature wall, or to wallpaper all the walls in the space. Let's say we are talking about a bathroom..
Depending on the size of the bathroom, you may only want to do 1 wall (likely the one that holds the mirror and vanity) in the hopes to not make the space too busy, especially if the color and pattern of the wallpaper is very bold and out there. But if its a decent size and you go with a calmer and more neutral wallpaper, doing all the walls could make the entire space look complete and beautiful as well.
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