Wallpaper As Decor
The wall covering you choose can make a room appear bigger, warmer, and brighter (or vice versa), and even hide imperfect elements.In fact, contemporary wallpaper is the smart, modern way to add space, interest – and value – to your home.
Wallpaper is a great way of bringing multiple colours and tones into a room rather than committing to one single paint . Clever wallpaper choices can enlarge and enlighten a stale space, create an eye-catching focal point and possibly make you rethink a room renovation!
Follow these expert tips below to makeover your own home with wallpaper.
1. Take a Cue from Colour
Colour can set the mood in a room. To make a space appear larger and the ceiling higher, pick patterns with cool-colour backgrounds, such as green, blue, or violet. Soft cool colours suggest tranquillity, while intense cool colours ors are fresh and dramatic. Warm colors — reds, yellows, and oranges — live up to their name and actually make people feel warmer.
Dark colors absorb light, making walls appear closer and the room smaller.
Textured surfaces also tend to make a wall look darker.
Hide Flaws with Texture Patterns with real or perceived texture can hide or camouflage wall imperfections or architectural eyesores.
For a fun, bright style, pick small motifs that are open and regularly spaced, such as polka dots. Don’t forget the decorative impact of borders.
3. Stripes and Patterns
Accent the Positive Stripes and other vertical patterns, which emphasize height, suggest dignity, vitality, and formality. Vertical patterns, including florals where the motif’s shape suggests a V or a U, will make a ceiling appear higher. Horizontal patterns accent width, suggest quietness and repose, and make narrow rooms appear wider.
Mix and Match Wisely A room without pattern can bore, while a room with too many patterns can cause restlessness. When mixing stripes, florals, or plaids in a room or between adjacent areas, pick patterns that repeat the same color or values of that color. Wallcovering books usually group designs by color to make coordinating easy.
Here are four wallpaper trends to get carried away with:
Adding warmth and intimacy to a cooler, more open and even drafty space of the home is easily achievable through textural wallpaper. You can go for natural threads or patterned options.
Flowers can be perceived as passé or incredibly popular,when choosing a wallpaper for your home the most important thing is that you love it.
Triangles, squares and multi-coloured approaches offer a hard-to-miss statement but if you find them too masculine, go for white on cream or pastel hues for a modernist touch.
4. Wall as art
This is perfect for those who have few art pieces to hang but want to make impact on a room. Artwork will always play a very important role in interior spaces but wallpaper blends into the essence of a room in a different way.