7 Ways To Enhance Your Home Using Our Wallpaper
Wallpaper doesn't always have to be a feature wall! Here I am going to give you some ideas on how to use our wallpaper to create contemporary, impactful design choices in your home.
From delicate florals to bold graphic patterns – there is a wallpaper out there to suit everyone’s taste and it is making a comeback in the interior design world. Not surprising, considering it’s a quick and easy way to create maximum impact.
Recent developments have enhanced the quality of wallpaper. For example, the development of non-woven backed paper. This type of backing makes the wallpaper easier to put up and strip off, more durable and less likely to tear. It is also more breathable than standard paper backed wallpaper. (meaning air doesn’t get locked in-between paper and wall, eliminating the risk of mould.)
Say goodbye to your preconceptions of stuffy, old-fashioned houses decorated fully with wallpaper, and say hello to a modern, sophisticated design solution.
Lets start with the most obvious and popular choice…
1) A FEATURE WALL
A feature wall is one of the easiest ways to create a focus point in any room. It draws the eye immediately and creates a bold feature. Try decorating the wall which has a tv or fireplace on it, as these tend to be the focus point of the room. This is the wall your eye is naturally drawn to as you enter the room. You can go as bold or as subtle with the pattern and colour as you wish, just make sure it’s not competing with another focal point in the room.
PICTURED: PAINTERLY STRIPE IN GREEN/BLUE
2) COVER ONLY HALF THE WALL WITH WALLPAPER
Covering either the bottom or top half of the wall with wallpaper is a great way to add in pattern without overwhelming the space. My personal favourite way to do this is by panelling one half of the wall and papering the other half – creating a modern take on a more traditional style. Alternatively, you can use a wooden rail or other type of moulding to split the paint / paper halves and also add a textural element to the walls.