Once associated with your grandma’s sitting room, wallpaper has made a remarkable comeback. Hanging paper on your walls adds personal style to your home. From striking motifs to subtle texture, wallpaper makes a unique design statement. In this post, we look at interior decorating ideas for wallpaper that can make a big impact on a minimal budget.
Hang your favourite wallpaper pattern on a single wall to add a bit of oomph to your bedroom. The feature wall approach can be especially effective with a bold, bright pattern that might otherwise overwhelm a room.
You can also paper one wall and hang a mirror on the wall opposite. This creates an echo of the print without the expense of papering both walls.
You don't have to paper an entire wall to get a big effect. Create your own wall art by cutting out squares of wallpaper in patterns and framing them. Hang them in a rectangle shape on the wall for easy, eye-catching art.
Create an impact by repeating elements of your interior design. Love Scandinavian design? Then choose wallpaper with a strong Scandinavian theme.
Where to put it
Bedrooms and living areas are the obvious choices, but what about the hallway? You have more liberty with your choice of patterns in an entrance way because you don't need to match a room full of furniture.
Type of wallpaper
There are as many types of wallpaper as there are places to put it. Certain wallpapers are more durable and washable and suited for heavy use areas such as family rooms and kids’ bedrooms. Some wallpapers can withstand humidity and moisture and work well in kitchens and bathrooms.
How much do I need?
You’ll need to know the area of your room's walls (tip: measure your ceiling height by the wall width) to determine how much wallpaper you need. Always round your measurements up and don't deduct doorways and windows to ensure you have enough wallpaper to cover the space.
Where do I find it?
Wallpaper is available in paint and hardware stores, specialty wallpaper shops and online. You won't have trouble finding it but you might have a hard time choosing between the thousands of designs available!