Thursday’s Theme: Wallpaper

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Star Berry Vine Wallpaper

That’s right, this seemingly old fashioned tool for decorating your walls and is back, although it is anything but old fashioned. Wallpaper has presented itself as a big design trend for 2015, but don’t think about it going away again too soon. Intricate prints, fun patterns and beautiful colors grace today’s wallpaper choices, and we have some tips on how to use it tastefully and in ways that work for your home.

Go Small

If you are hesitant about adding wallpaper to one of the main living spaces in your home, focus on a small mudroom or head to the laundry room and get decorating! Use soft colors in a lacy, subtle stripe or jacquard-style pattern on each wall.

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This will freshen up the room without going too overboard for the small space. It won’t take as long as painting; save the detailed brush strokes for your living room or bedroom.

But…

We still recommend trying wallpaper in a family room, especially as an accent wall. Use a bold striped or a geometric pattern to make the room stand out – and, you won’t have to worry about getting the lines perfectly straight, saving you a lot of frustration and time.

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

There are many styles of wallpaper out there, so explore all of your options and you may be surprised at what you find, and at what you like. Look for wallpaper printed with books and shelves for a charming office or library atmosphere, and dare to go dark for an elegant dining or sitting room. If you’re still unsure, check out real rooms decorated in wallpaper – they may be just the inspiration you need. Whether you cover all of your walls or just one, wallpaper can be the answer you’re looking for to rejuvenate the rooms of your home.

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