If you have toured any high-end model homes or read interior design magazines lately, chances are you have seen that wallpaper is making a serious comeback! Once thought of as wall decoration used in formal dining rooms or powder rooms, wallpaper is now being used as a dramatic design element throughout the home. Wallpaper allows you to bring bold or subtle color, pattern, and texture combinations to your walls.
Follow these simple tips to make decorating with wallpaper in your home a breeze:
Consider texture rather than prints - If a bold geometric design seems too overpowering for your taste, opt for something with a simple texture such as a metallic or suede on neutral-toned paper. Wallpapers that reflect nature like trees and flowers are also quite popular now.
Use wallpaper as an accent - Apply wallpaper to one accent wall or even on the ceiling for a fantastic pop of design.
Try temporary - While most wallpapers have improved for easier installation and removal without damaging walls, many companies also make temporary paper that can removed at any time. This may be a great option if you are trying wallpaper for the first time.
Stay small - If you are opting to use wallpaper on all four walls of a room, stick to smaller spaces and use lighter color choices. Designer closets, small bathrooms, laundry rooms and nurseries are all popular places to hang wallpaper.
Spark creativity - Many companies now make wallpapers that are modeled after coloring books to spark creativity in children's rooms. These can be colored on with markers, crayons and colored pencils and easily removed or replaced when they become full.
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