It got me thinking about wallpaper and the love-hate relationship we've formed with it. Whether you like it or not, it's a design trend that refuses to completely remove itself from the world of home decor. While it waited patiently through a decade of bold paint colors, it has recently made a comeback, returning for the most part as an accent.
If you're hesitant to conform to this trend, take a look at the photos below. You might change your outlook...
A Little Goes A Long WayWhether you're a wallpaper fan or not, you don't have to go overboard with the design. A 360 degree view of the same print can sometimes cause a headache. Accenting one wall (primarily the focal point of the room) can bring interest without being overwhelming. On the opposite walls, choose paint colors that pull tones from the wallpaper as seen in the pictures below.
Choosing To Be Bold
Personally, not my taste, but for others who absolutely insist on wallpaper in their homes, it might be. A bold print can certainly bring a room to life, but it must be paired with furniture that doesn't scream or clash. Also staying in the color family and style of your decor helps to pull everything together.
A tonal look can add a delicate touch to your room. It can bring an understated sense of texture if your desire is to showcase your furniture more than your walls. An elegant and safe choice if you're just dipping your toe into the wallpaper pool.
When You Can't Make Up Your Mind
Choosing two different prints in the same color family can really make a statement. And this option is for those who go back and forth between wallpaper samples, asking friends and family members for their opinions, letting swatches hang on the wall for months at a time, and so on. Why choose one when you can do both?
Ultimately you'll be the one staring at it, so take your time in making your decision. And remember, even the most beautiful wallpaper can be a disaster if it's not hung properly, which is why we've attached a link (c/o DIY Network) on how to hang the newest addition in your home...
And when you get sick of the wallpaper, we've also attached a link on how to remove it...
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Article by Kim Fromentin