Would you say wallpaper is a trendy decorating feature or is it more like an element that’s reminiscent of traditional and rustic decors? It’s a question everyone struggles with at one point or another. The answer is somewhere in between. Yes, wallpaper can have a traditional vibe but, given the right design and if you use it right, it can also make your home look modern and fresh.
Certain designs, like the faux paint finish, need to be applied by a professional or they can look kitschy. Others won’t give out a trendy vibe no matter how you use them. These days there are tons of different designs, textures and patterns to choose from.
Wallpaper provides us with an affordable and simple way to change the ambiance in a room, to create optical illusions, to hide defects and to give a space a dramatic and distinct look. The key is knowing what color, texture and design to choose.
by Rikki Snyder
In areas such as the living room or the dining space, you can opt for more graphical designs. Consider only covering one wall with wallpaper and turning it into a focal point.
Wallpaper is definitely in if you use it in the bathroom. It has become a popular trend to turn the bathroom into a stylish space and to hide its utilitarian side with elegant accent details.
Take into consideration a few less traditional uses for wallpaper. For example, use it on the ceiling instead of the walls. A wonderful idea for the bedroom – you can get a starry ceiling without paint or stickers. In the kitchen, use wallpaper to line the interior of your shelving units or place it behind open shelves to create a nice background.