Faint, vertically striped wallpaper can add visual height to a room with awkward ceiling angles.
Here's an accent wall that proves fleur-de-lis patterns can be classic and modern.
Small doses of textured wallpaper can add drama to your sleeping space, especially when paired with sleek metallic accents.
Who says damask has to look dowdy? This classic pattern feels updated in chartreuse and charcoal.
Consider choosing wallpaper that brings whimsy into your bedroom. Here, repeating birdcages, birds, and vines add a playful touch to an otherwise sparse space.
Wallpaper doesn't have to dominate your room decor, as this playful teen room demonstrates. Cover only the bottom half the wall, then choose a complementary hue for the upper half.
Define specific spaces within a large bedroom by only wallpapering certain surfaces, then painting neighboring walls neutral shades chosen from the paper's design.
Mini stripes in shades of tangerine and sage add interest to this small space without overwhelming it.
Classically pretty, toile wallpaper prints can set a traditional tone for adult and kids' bedrooms, as seen here.
September 27, 2011 2:33 PM
I for one have always loved the warmth of wallpaper. And over the years I've found a way to enhance the effect and cut the cost and time to redo a room by at least 60%.
In each bedroom I've put wainscote (painted a neutral off white) 4 or 5 feet up from the floor, leaving just 3 or 4 feet left at the ceiling to paper.
With just 5 single rolls of paper and a new comforter I am able to change the entire look of a 22'x24' bedroom in less than a day.
Note: Personally, I preferred the wainscote at 5 feet in the bedroom and was able to use the 3 foot cut offs to do my entire dining room with chair rail at just the right height for the chairs. To cut the cost of the wainscote in half, Install 4 feet high so you get two cuts per sheet.
September 28, 2011 9:40 AM
Smart idea -- I love the looks of wainscoting.
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