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Wallpaper Decorating Guide

Wallpaper has made a huge comeback and I, for one, love that it has. From subdued textures, to bold patterns, there are a lot of applications that can bring style and color to your home. There really is no right or wrong when it comes to wallpaper, but there are some helpful things to consider when decorating with it in your home.

ACCENT WALLS OR ENTIRE ROOM?

First, let’s talk about accent walls versus entire room coverage. This is a matter of preference, but large scale, busy wallpaper can feel overwhelming in a large room if it is on every wall. Below is a gorgeous accent wall that my friend, Mollie, designed in her home. It’s perfect on one wall and doesn’t overwhelm the space. wallpaper4Source

And this is a room Mollie designed for a client. Again, the paper is only on an accent wall.

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The following room is a great example of wallpaper in an entire room. This really works well for a subdued pattern (like below) or with textured wallpaper, like grass cloth.

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Bold wallpaper also works great in a smaller space, like this powder room…

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Or in the laundry room…

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SCALE

Think about how much of the pattern will show when considering scale. Also mixing scale size works well when designing a space. In the bathroom below, notice the large scale paper with the small scale floor tile.

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Or the larger scale art with the slightly smaller scale wallpaper behind it, in this coral room.

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PATTERN MIXING

I love to mix patterns! Again, there are no hard and fast rules, but florals or organic, free-form patterns go great with clean lines and geometric patterns. When choosing wallpaper, think about the other patterns in the space (tile, fabric, rugs etc). The zebra paper below works so well with the bold, geometric rug.

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And in the space below, I paired my Langley pillow with my Bloom wallpaper.

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OTHER APPLICATIONS

Think outside the box for other great applications. I love this wallpaper with birds and clouds on the ceiling of this room below..

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And how about this cute closet?!wallpaper10Source

The vintage paper on this staircase is so much fun…

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And below are photos of bold wallpaper from my collection.

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bamboo-pink-room

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gold-mid-mod-room

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To shop this entire collection…click here.

To see our measuring guide, click here.

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