Walls That Wow: Unique Wallpaper Applications To Add Some Drama To Your Home

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What’s a quick way to give your home a brand new look? Consider using wallpaper to instantly add some flair to your favourite spaces. Here are 7 ideas to get you started.

  1. Under the stairs
    A maisonette flat or multi-storey landed property comes with pockets of spaces that are often overlooked. Arete Culture styled and transformed the hidden space under the stairs with a sideboard and wall-mounted shelves. The patterned wallpaper’s pastel colours keep it looking spacious and make the furnishings pop.

    Image credit: Arete Culture

    Image credit: Arete Culture

  2. Screen legend
    Screens are a versatile and evergreen solution for demarcating spaces in the home, for instance, to block off a study corner from the living area. It can be stowed away when not in use, therefore creating more space when needed. If you’re looking to work on a do-it-yourself project, consider decking a screen out with wallpaper! A wallpapered screen adds depth and dimension to any space in a jiffy with its patterns and textures.

    Image credit: Goodrich Global

    Image credit: Goodrich Global

  3. Define your niche
    Instead of loose or built-in furniture, many homeowners opt to have niches incorporated into their interiors. The upside is the easy maintenance they offer. They also minimise visual clutter by eliminating bedside tables. Make Room conceptualised this bedroom with niches large and small, not only to house the owner’s favourite things but also as a style feature. Here, they, picked out wood-like wallpaper for a beach cottage vibe.

    Image credit: Make Room

    Image credit: Make Room

  4. Furnish your furniture
    So, you have received small furniture pieces that do not reflect your style. Here’s what you can do: wallpaper them to complement the rest of your space. This strategy works beautifully not only with new pieces. With wallpaper, you can upcycle vintage finds or rejuvenate existing pieces. Be sure to check that the colours of your wallpaper work with the rest of your furnishings.

    Image credit: The Wall Story

    Image credit: The Wall Story

  5. Spice up your kitchen
    Many homeowners are opting to have dry kitchens in their homes. Unlike the wet kitchen where heavy cooking happens, dry kitchens are typically used for preparing drinks and simple meals. Therefore, wallpapers do well here in place of conventional backsplashes. With wallpapers, you’ll also have a smorgasbord of cost-effective options to create standout looks for your dry kitchen. They also give you the freedom to make over the kitchen from time to time.

    Image credit: Luxe Walls

    Image credit: Luxe Walls

  6. Stretch it to the ceiling
    Many homeowners love wallpapers for adding texture, vibrancy or colours to walls. Want something bold? Consider using wallpapers on the ceiling! This look works in small spaces too. The trick is in keeping the walls and furnishings pared down so that the ceiling becomes the star of the space. Botanical wallpaper, for example, gives an intimate vibe much like what you get to experience in a lush garden.

    Image credit: Luxe Walls

    Image credit: Luxe Walls

  7. Frame it up
    If you haven’t already, one way to spruce up the home is to decorate your wall with art. Finding the right artwork can be tricky, so expand your search to wallpapers! They provide visual texture that pops from a plain background or brings contrast to the textured walls. For the latter, go for patterns that are of different sizes from the wallpapered wall. From stretched-canvas style or placed behind glass with a simple or elaborate frame, the rest is up to your imagination.

    Image credit: Goodrich Global

    Image credit: Goodrich Global

    This was adapted from an article originally written by Rossara Jamil published in the December 2018 issue of SquareRooms 

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