Wallpaper has been used for decades as a way to beautify and personalize walls in homes. While wallpaper may seem like an outdated decoration, it’s making a comeback as the hottest decorating trend. What better designer than Craft Axis to help you choose your wallpaper designs?
Wallpaper comes in a variety of styles, colours and textures that allow homeowners to express their own design tastes while adding value to their home at the same time. More importantly, the right wallpaper can accentuate existing pieces of furniture and give rooms a new feeling. Here are some ways you can use decorative wallpapers to help you complete your renovations:
1) Create focal points
Instead of painting rooms with neutral colours or using standard tiles on floors, instead, apply patterns or stripes on feature walls around your house. In this aspect, it gives a sense of change and the room feels different.
2) Use it to hide old or damaged walls
If you’ve been meaning to renovate your home but don’t have enough savings, using wallpaper can help cover up any cracks on a wall surface. In addition, if a room has a high ceiling or is extremely large, covering up some parts of the wall with an interesting pattern will help make the room look more cosy and livable instead of being too spacious. The designs can also add character to a space rather than having plain white walls which only accentuate its size.
3) Add colour to dull rooms
Like creating focal points in a room mentioned above, adding colour can bring life into barren rooms that have minimal features. If you don’t want to invest in new furniture, simply pick a pretty wallpaper and the room will look different immediately.
4) Create an accent wall
If you have one long wall that’s plain or just has windows and doors, adding wallpaper can help break up the monotony and add some pizzazz to your home. Instead of paying thousands of dollars for custom built-in shelves, using wallpaper on one large wall is way cheaper while still creating lots of space for decorating
5) Cover moisture stains on walls
If you’ve had water damage in your renovation work or are experiencing leaks, using wallpaper can save you from making any extra holes on drywall. Simply cover up the soggy areas with a solid colour paper and you’ll never be able to tell that the wall was ever damaged
6) Paper can be painted!
A lot of homeowners are now choosing to paper over an existing textured wall surface using wallpaper. Once the paint colour is applied, they simply make cutouts for light fixtures, doors and windows
7) Stencils create texture on walls
Another interesting idea is to use stencils on top of wallpaper designs. This creates a new dimension in your room by adding depth and creating unique patterns.
8) Using wallpaper as artwork
Wallpaper isn’t just about covering up walls anymore. It’s becoming increasingly popular as unique art pieces that can become conversation starters or focal points in any room. For example, it’s very common to see wallpaper used in a bathroom instead of tiles.
9) Using more than one design
A lot of homeowners like to break up the monotony and add some flair into their homes by using different designs on each wall. You can use this strategy when adding wallpaper into an existing room or accenting your new room.