Home design and reconfiguration are very popular these days — as The Wall Street Journal said, the pandemic means lots of homeowners are stuck inside, bored with nothing more to do than spend their time at home “analyzing every detail, from fixtures and color schemes to how each room is utilized.”
From adding new furniture to the living room to completely gutting the kitchen and starting from scratch, there are so many different projects homeowners have completed and continue to pursue. Those looking for an option that’s less drastic and more practical, however, may instead invest in new accessories, change up the lighting or even try something that’s both vintage and refreshing: wallpaper.
This wall adornment may have been a nightmare for homeowners in the past, but today’s version of wallpaper is more versatile and stylish than ever before. If you’re considering this option but you’re not sure where to get started, you’ve come to the right place.
Best rooms for wallpaper
Perhaps you’re interested in the idea of wallpaper, but you have no idea where it belongs in your home. Based on your personality and your mood for redesign, consider the following:
1. For the adventurous type: Go for it!
If you’re ready and willing to hang wallpaper in a room that gets heavy traffic, such as the living room or kitchen, then you have plenty of space to work with. This is an excellent opportunity for a new focal point and conversation starter.
2. For the laid back type: Take it easy
Maybe hanging wallpaper in a big room sounds more anxiety-inducing than appealing. If that’s the case, start small. The guest bathroom is a great place to express your creativity in a more toned-down gesture. Or, you can great an accent wall in your bedroom or a backdrop wall in your home office.
3. For the indecisive: Leave it to the little ones
Instead of putting the pressure on yourself to hang wallpaper somewhere in your home that you frequent often, consider a space that’s all about maximizing creativity: the rooms where your kids spend the most time. Whether it’s the bedroom or play space, this is the perfect opportunity to play with fun colors, textures and patterns without feeling overwhelmed about it.
Best types of wallpaper
For some, choosing the right type of wallpaper is more difficult than deciding where it will look its best. With dozens of different textures and limitless prints and colors, there are so many different options to choose from that it’s hard to narrow things down.
House Beautiful recommends a bold, textured neutral for large gathering spaces. If you’re looking for something that’s a bit more spunky and playful, find patterns for the home office that mimic a bookshelf or abstract patterns that turn your bathroom into a sophisticated space for relaxation.
Wallpaper can be intimidating for first-timers, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, you can work with a professional who knows the ins and outs of hanging this adornment up. Decorating Den Interiors can provide a free consultation so you can talk about this design move and how it would work best in your home. From installation tips to picking the perfect design, we can assist throughout the process.