How To Decorate With Wallpaper

Wallpaper isn’t the tacky, overcrowded wall dressing it once was. Long gone are the day of busy grandma florals – here’s how to choose the right wallpaper for your home!

Wallpaper Accent Walls

A great way to add an accent wall into your home is to forgo a full room paint job and instead use wallpaper to brighten up the room. Similar to planning an outfit, an ensemble of all-solids can make you look flat and uninspiring. If you’re going to put up wallpaper, you might as well go bold. Where wallpaper trends used to prioritize lighter colors as to not darken the space too much, now it’s taking a complete turn, especially for an accent where the bold pattern and colors doesn’t become overwhelming.

Pastels All Around

Solid pastel hues are also making their way into wallpaper. These tones are great for a whole-room compliment to your wallpaper accent wall or paired with differing materials such as paint, wood, and more. The lighter hues can easily be matched with anything from darks to light accent pieces, or whites and grays for a neutral, yet refined space.

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Smart Wallpaper

We’re years from electronic, color changing wallpaper, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a smart decision on wallpaper patterns. A trick of the eye style of wallpaper leads viewers to believe that the paper is actually three-dimensional. From tiles to textures, wood paneling, and brick, this technique transforms a space into a unique and creative environment, enhancing visual interest for the homeowner and viewer like fine art.

Getting Creative With Placing

Wallpaper isn’t just for full walls or accent walls. With the help of an expert painter and wallpaper installation contractor like Riley Painting and Wallpaper, you’ll be able to accurate trim and place wallpaper as backsplash in a kitchen, under paneling for a traditional and refined effect, or even in the outward facing panels your stairs and steps. Even in small spaces and small doses, wallpaper can create a big impact.


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