Now with so many options for wallpaper, it may seem more simple or less exhausting to just throw some paint up on your walls. But with these five ways to wallpaper your home, narrowing down your preferences can be the key to moving forward with that textured, shiny or printed wallpaper.
It’s no surprise that we found a bird-patterned wallpaper to include on this list. Birds are excellent motifs to use in your home because they can be quite versatile, complementing farmhouse, modern, industrial and Victorian styles (and others). The colors in this example are great; they are actually colors you may see on birds in the wild, and the gray tree trunks enhance visual appeal without overwhelming the eye. Plus, birds can be wonderfully charismatic, even as a pattern on your walls.
Using Bold Patterns on Small Walls
Especially if you’re searching for something different to adorn the walls of a kitchen, closet, powder room or the little wall space around a doorway, a bold pattern can make the entire space stand out. Take a look at the kitchen below. The uniform cabinetry is made more classic by pairing it with a wallpaper with plenty of attitude. The black background also opens up the space, making it seem a little larger than it is, while the greenery and blooms contribute cheerful colors to the room.
Sometimes prints and patterns can look completely different when put up on multiple walls, so if you aren’t as willing to risk that happening, go for a more perfectly coordinated look. Match the primary color(s) of the room with the color(s) in the patterned wallpaper, and try to keep the number of colors in that pattern to less than three. Or, you can try a more customized route and get a wallpaper that perfectly matches upholstery, linens or both in a bedroom or living room!
Using a muted color or pattern on your walls can still bring plenty of style to a room. Especially if you plan on wallpapering every wall, soft colors, or one color, can make any pattern blend beautifully into the room.
As a Filler
This technique is ideal for a room that doesn’t necessarily need any decor or art, like a laundry room or utility room, but could still benefit from a little personality. Using a small amount of wallpaper, or even putting it on 1/3 of a wall, can offer a room more style while not taking the attention away from other elements or furniture in the room.