We’re wild about wallpaper! Today’s wallpaper designs truly stand out from the old-fashioned wallpaper designs embraced by your grandmother. Arresting prints and bold designs offer a fun opportunity to add instant personality to your walls that add glamour and style to your home. Here, we’re sharing wallpapering tips and tricks to show you how to wallpaper your home the right way, from how to hang wallpaper properly, to the best places to add a statement wall to your home.
-Wallpaper (# of rolls depends on the wall surface area)
-Activator (for prepasted papers)
Now that we've shown you the the general guidelines to hanging wallpaper, you can get started on your first wallpapering project! Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite, swoon-worthy places to add some wallpapered flair into your home. From paisley prints, floral designs, and graphic patterns, get inspired by these creative wallpaper ideas that bring instant flair to your home.
If wallpapering an entire wall (let alone an entire room) proves intimidating, start your first wallpapering project on a small scale. Spaces such as your shelves, closet, or staircase, deserve BIG style, too! These often neglected spaces are the perfect spots to incorporate the unexpected style your home craves. It’s also the place to be truly experimental. From lining the back of your linen closet in a dainty print, or punching up your flight of stairs with a burst of color, these nooks and crannies are excellent places to give your space an instant custom look that leaves a lasting, stylish impression. Plus, adding wallpaper to a small space requires less time and effort than you’d expect- promise!
When it comes to home design, we’re big fans of creating special “surprise moments” that make a home feel truly special and personal. If you’re still feeling intimidated by the wallpaper trend, topping off your ceilings with a bold print can be just the ticket to adding some sophistication to a room that doesn’t prove overwhelming. Wallpaper isn’t only reserved for your walls, you know! For wall space that feels too cramped or busy, you can top off any room with an embellished ceiling. A wallpapered ceiling will bring real sparkle into a space, and provide just the right touch of modern detail in a room.
If there's one place to truly indulge, it's in your bath. Your bathroom or powder room is the perfect place to channel wallpapered styled into your home, and avoid this often utilitarian space from feeling drab. These petite spaces are the perfect size to accommodate vibrant prints and colors. Even the smallest of baths prove spa-worthy with the addition of a charming wallpaper print. Whatever style you select, from a preppy geo-inspired wallpaper, to a modern abstract design, a patterned wall makes a delightful statement that proves bright and inviting in a bath or powder room. This is the place to really go for bold in your home. Oversized prints and patterns can bring some larger-than-life magic in a space-challenged room.
Today’s wallpapers truly stand apart from the wallpaper styles your grandmother embraced decades ago. Instead, dazzling prints are modernized in an array of one-of-a-kind colors, patterns, and designs, readily available to lend a truly unique atmosphere to a room. We spotlighted the artisan style of the Brooklyn-based Wythe Hotel who use wallpaper from Flavorpaper to bring a signature aesthetic for each of their rooms. Contemporary wallpaper designs lend an artful edge to spaces; accordingly, we think today’s wall treatments can also work as standalone artworks. For a functional way to add chic style to your space, treat your wallpaper as a canvas that can be framed like a piece of art. It’s an economical way to introduce art into your home, and takes out the guesswork of choosing personal artwork. Another way to incorporate wallpaper in an artful way is to fill in wainscotting or panels with wallpaper which adds character to the architectural details in your home.
Looking for more design tutorials to style your space? Learn how to decorate with indoor plants or ways to style a bare wall on LuxeDecor's Style Studio.