Wallpaper has been used for centuries to bring pattern and colour into a home's decor. After the garish and psychedelic designs popularised during the 1970s, it waned in popularity through the 80s and 90s. Recent years have seen a resurgence of the use of wallpaper in modern interior design.
While still colourful, modern styles are more sedate and stylish and can help to create a unique and eye catching look in your home. There is an incredible array of wallpaper colours, motifs, and textures available both online and in home design stores. Here are two of the best ways you can use wallpaper in your home.
1. Feature walls
Feature walls aren't a new idea when it comes to interior design. They're a great way to create a colourful and complimentary feature when you don't want to commit to wall-to-wall colour. Traditionally, paint has been used to decorate feature walls, but you can create a stunning effect by using wallpaper instead.
Feature walls look amazing in living rooms and bedrooms, but they can also work well in kitchens and bathrooms. If you decide to use wallpaper in your kitchen or bathroom, make sure that you choose a style that is resistant to moisture and steam and is able to be wiped over safely with a damp cloth.
2. Small rooms
While the idea of using wallpaper on every wall in a larger room may seem like it would be too overpowering, wall-to-wall coverage can look fantastic in smaller rooms. Toilets, powder rooms, and studies are all great spaces to unleash some patterns and colours that may be a bit too flamboyant for other rooms in your home.
If you want your small room to feel larger and brighter, then opt for wallpaper with a light coloured background and small, delicate patterns. If you'd like to create a warm and cosy atmosphere, then a darker background with larger and bolder patterns will work best.
There is a certain art to applying wallpaper and it's easy to get wrong if you're inexperienced. Air bubbles, crooked sheets and patterns that don't meet up correctly at the seams are all issues that can plague a novice wallpaper application.
To ensure a flawless finish and prevent wastage of wallpaper sheets which can be fairly expensive, it's a wise idea to use the services of a professionalpainter and wallpaper contractor. Their experience will mean that your wallpaper looks incredible and will be expertly applied for a long-lasting feature in your home.