collaborative post // Using wallpaper in your home décor used to be a huge commitment. However, now with temporary wallpaper, you can change your interior design with the seasons or revert back to your original style if, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with the wallpaper you have chosen.
Nevertheless, if you’re making the investment in wallpaper, you want to choose something that you can live with for at least a while. Here are some tips to help you choose the right wallpaper.
Finding the Right Space
Any wallpaper project begins with finding the right space for it. Eventually, you may decide to paper the whole house, but that would be an enormous project, so you probably want to choose just one room to start out with. Do you want to cover all four walls, or do you want just one accent wall? This can make a difference to the patterns that you choose, as an accent wall generally has a bolder, more eye-catching design.
You want the wallpaper to match the overall design scheme of the room. Sometimes that means choosing a color, pattern, and style of wallpaper that fits in with what you already have. For example, if the room is Victorian in character, you would want a very formal wallpaper.
On the other hand, you may be redesigning the entire room to a whole different style. If that’s the case, you may want to consider designer fabric for upholstery that matches the wallpaper that you eventually choose.
Consider the room’s function and purpose as well. A wallpaper that fits into the kitchen may not be appropriate for a bedroom, and vice versa. Consider the psychological effect that colors can have and decide the feelings you want to invoke. Kitchens are often designed in patterns that are bright and warm to evoke cheerful feelings and appetite.
However, a bedroom should be peaceful and relaxing, meaning it is generally decorated in cooler, more muted colors. Don’t be afraid to experiment. If you get removable wallpaper, you can easily take it down again if you don’t like it, but if you do like it, it can stay up for as long as you wish it to.
Selecting the Wallpaper Material
A textured wallpaper can add design depth to a room in a way that flat paint cannot. It also helps to add visual interest to an accent wall. Grasscloth is one of several wallpaper materials that can add texture. It is made of grass fibers woven together and backed with paper.
Grasscloth is a good wallpaper option if you are concerned about eco-friendliness and sustainability. Another good option is Kraft wallpaper. It is made from 40% post-consumer recycled fibers and is completely free of PVC. It provides visual warmth and a unique rustic look.
Are you installing wallpaper in a room that doesn’t have a lot of natural light? You may want to consider wallpaper with a metallic look. The shiny surface reflects light around the room, helping you make the most of what little is available.
Find out more about the many options available when it comes to buying new wallpaper