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Creative Ways to Use Wallpaper

June 29th, 2014

Sometimes adding new accents to your home can immediately make it feel fresher and more vibrant. A simple update, like adding new wallpaper in a bold pattern, can make the whole room feel as though it’s been redesigned. I’ve taken some of my favorite design concepts and shared them  below. These are easy changes that can really take the whole room in a new direction. Which one is your favorite?

Creative Ways to Use Wallpaper

1. Behind Existing Shelves – Place bold colors and patterns inside existing wall units to make the area really pop.

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2. As an Accent Wall – Choose an area you’d like to highlight, such as behind your bed  or couch, and paint the adjoining walls in complementary colors.

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3. On Stair Risers – This is an area that’s often forgotten but makes a big impact when highlighted in bright colors and patterns.

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4. As Artwork – Frame panels of your favorite wallpaper to create an interesting series on a wall. Or use the wallpaper to frame canvas tiles and arrange them in a row or square.

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5. As a Headboard – Choose a color and pattern that will stand out from the wall color and cut it in the shape of a headboard for a truly unique piece.

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6. As an Accent Piece – For an unexpected pop of color, use wallpaper to line the inside of a lampshade.

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