A lot of people have apprehensions about wallpaper. Some wonder if it’s too old fashioned while others worry about its maintenance. In reality wallpaper is actually just the opposite. Wallpaper is very much in fashion, and probably always will be. Additionally, in most cases it’s easier to clean than painted walls. Proper installation by a professional and high-quality paper are key.
Wallpaper is a wonderful design tool. It can be used in bathrooms, bedrooms, stairs, kitchens and cabinets. Here are some creative applications of wallpaper that’ll get you hooked.
In the bath. If you have tile wainscoting in a bathroom, consider wallpaper above the tile line, or the top two thirds of the wall. Wallpaper that is installed properly can withstand the damp environment of bathrooms.
As an accent wall. Wallpaper one accent wall and use a coordinating paint color for the remaining walls. Select a pattern you like such as geometric, floral or abstract and pair neutral furniture pieces with the wall. Hang art right on the wallpapered wall. A wallpapered accent wall in a room with multiple pitches looks great. The wallpaper creates contrast and highlights the architecture of the room.
At the entrance. Wallpaper works great in an entry and a stairwell. A bold wallpaper pattern can really bring life to this first-impression space.
Behind shelves. Create interest in a room by wallpapering the backs of bookshelves. Highlighting bookshelves in this way makes a special display space for treasured accessories and family photos.
In the kitchen. Install paper in the back of kitchen cabinets. This works particularly well with painted cabinets. A splash of bright wallpaper looks great with white cups and plates, and makes things easier to find.
Within a frame. Apply wallpaper within a frame to give your room an artistic hue. There are several wallpaper and wallcovering options available in the market with various textures that serve just like pieces of art.
As a cabinet detail. Wallpaper also goes really well with Shaker-style cabinet doors. When applied to the recessed portion of the door, wallpaper adds contrast and depth to the painted built-in.
On the stairs. Spruce up your stairwell with wallpaper. Stairwells are high-traffic areas in most homes; kick up your walk upstairs a notch with a fun pattern.
Wallpaper the ceiling! If you have a recessed ceiling detail from a cove or another architectural detail, consider wallpaper with a coordinating wall color. The right placement of the ceiling fixture can create a great focal point against the pattern.
The Platinum House carries an extensive and exuberant range of colourful wallpaper and artistic wallcoverings. Out team of designers can help you select the right option for your home or office, irrespective of the size of the room.