Wallpaper might be the oldest trick in the book for home decorating, but it’s still an effective one. The right wallpaper can add color and personality to any room, from a small powder room to a huge living space. And while I’m not talking about painting your walls or even just hanging art on them (although both of those things also have their place), we’re talking about wallpaper that covers most or all of the wall. If you’ve been looking at paint samples or thinking about adding some art to your walls but aren’t sure how—or whether—to choose something new and different, there’s no better option than wallpaper!
Use the wallpaper to create a statement wall.
If you have a large wall in your room that needs some attention, this is the perfect place to use wallpaper. A statement wall will draw attention and make the focal point of your room stand out. The best way to do this is by using large prints or patterns on your walls. For example, if you want to create an accent wall in your living room then look for a bold pattern that will make people notice it immediately when they walk into the room.
Make the wall the central focus of the room
If you’re looking for a way to decorate your room and make it stand out from the crowd, adding wallpaper can be an excellent way to do this.
However, most people don’t realize just how much of an impact wallpaper has on their space. If you want to take full advantage of the power of wallpapers and make them work for you in ways they never have before, use these tips:
- Use bold colors or patterns—or both! The best thing about wallpaper is that it’s so versatile. You can use something completely different from what’s already on the walls or flooring throughout your house (and even furniture), but if that isn’t quite enough to differentiate your room from all others like it. You can also match colors with each other by using patterns instead of solids—or vice versa! This will create more balance within your room without sacrificing its character at all
Choose a print that evokes emotion
If you’re looking to create a room that evokes emotion, it’s important to choose wallpapers with a strong print. If you want your room to evoke nostalgia, find a wallpaper that has an old-fashioned feel. If you want your room to be comforting and relaxing, choose one with a soft pattern or color scheme.
The best way to determine if the wallpaper image will work in your space is by looking at samples of the product before purchasing it! Papercuts provides free samples for most of our designs so that customers can get an idea of how their project will turn out before buying.
Use patterns you love in your home
If you’re going to use wallpaper in your home, go for patterns that you love. You should also stick with the same color scheme as the rest of your house. For example, if you have a pink couch and white walls, don’t put up green wallpaper. It just won’t work! Also make sure that the pattern of your wallpaper isn’t too similar to any other thing in your room – like an ugly lampshade or bright painting hanging on the wall (or worse yet: both).
Take it slow. Even if you have a large room, don’t be afraid to create a small feature wall with an oversized print.
While it’s tempting to go all-out with wallpaper, using a single large piece as your only decorating choice can be overwhelming. Instead, try using several small prints or even one large print in different rooms—a bold wallpaper can make an excellent statement piece without overwhelming the room around it.
For example, if you have a large bedframe or headboard (or even just a lot of pillows), consider adding some subtle patterning around the top of your bedding—you’ll create a focal point without having to commit to full-on wallpaper! The same goes for other furniture pieces; try using smaller prints on side tables and armchairs to add interest without feeling too cluttered.
Keep it simple. The wallpaper is meant to be the highlight of the room, so keep other elements neutral and let the paper shine.
The wallpaper is meant to be the highlight of the room, so keep other elements neutral and let the paper shine. Don’t be afraid to use a bold wallpaper with strong colors or patterns. If you have a small room, try using a large patterned piece of paper that will make it seem larger. If you have a big room, go for a smaller print on one wall rather than covering every inch.
Go bold. If you’re afraid of making a big commitment, try the look temporarily with peel-and-stick wallpaper.
If you’re afraid of making a big commitment, try the look temporarily with peel-and-stick wallpaper. This option lets you try out different patterns without worrying about where to put them permanently. And since it’s easy to remove, you can experiment with all sorts of styles until you find the one that really speaks to you.
Peel-and-stick wallpaper is available in rolls or sheets—the latter are usually sold by the yard. Some brands even have an adhesive backing so they’re easier to apply (just make sure when applying this type that there are no windows or other surfaces behind the wall).
If your apartment is rent-controlled, peel and stick may also be your best bet if painting isn’t allowed inside (but do check with your landlord before making any changes).
Wallpaper can make a space go from ordinary to extraordinary when done correctly
Wallpaper can make a space go from ordinary to extraordinary when done correctly. The key is using wallpaper in the right way, which often means picking the right size and color scheme for your room.
Wallpaper has been used for centuries as a way to decorate homes, but it’s modern application often makes it more of a statement than an accent piece. Here are some ways that you can use wallpaper in your home:
- Create a statement wall: If you have one wall that’s begging for attention, don’t be afraid to use it as your canvas! A bold splash of color on one wall can help define an area and add visual interest.
- Create a central focus: If there is some aspect of your home that needs emphasis (like a fireplace), consider making it the focal point by covering up other walls with wallpaper. You’ll also want to play with scale since this type of design trick will make everything look smaller or larger than life depending on its proportions relative to each other (elevated ceilings will feel closer while lower ones seem farther away).
We hope this article has given you some ideas for how to decorate your room with amazing boho wallpaper. If you’re ready to get started on your own DIY project, we have plenty of free tips, tricks and tutorials here on our website. Thanks for reading!