For most of my life whenever I thought of wallpaper I thought of the horror stories I’d heard on the many home improvement shows I watched (because naturally I was a child that loved HGTV). “Oh God, 70’s wallpaper!” “Wallpaper is such a nightmare!” “Not wallpaper!” In my head wallpaper was a big NO. So imagine my surprise when I realized that wallpaper was actually super trendy and cool. I vividly the first wallpaper that I couldn’t help but love was a print of text from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and I just thought it was so whimsical and lovely. Ever since then I’ve seriously lusted over papered spaces.
I really love the way they add instant drama and interest to a space. Whether it’s just a wall or the whole room, wallpaper takes things from ordinary to super cool. A really popular trend is to use a bold pattern or print in a small space like a bathroom or a powder room. I like this because bathrooms can really easily be forgotten when it comes to creating and style in your home but simply adding wallpaper makes it seem like you put in a lot of effort. They also tend to be much smaller spaces which makes it more affordable to paper.
Another really cool way to use wallpaper is by adding it to the ceiling. Similar to the way adding it to a bathroom can create style, I think that adding it to the ceiling can extend that style further. The hallway below is really artsy and stylish and the papered ceiling really accentuates that and creates a totally quirky vibe. It’s also a really interesting way to add drama to a room that may not have space on the walls. This way you can still have functional shelving and it’s not at the expense of style.
The coolest thing about wallpaper though is that no matter what your personal style is you can pretty much find something for everyone. Wallpaper can create a ton of different vibes in different spaces. So if you’ve never though to use wallpaper before, think again my friends. So get to browsing Pinterest and thank me later.
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