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How to Decorate with Wallpaper

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: March 24, 2022
How to Decorate with Wallpaper

Wallpaper is very fashionable in interior decoration. If you're thinking about giving a new look to your home and do not know what color to choose, pay attention to the following OneHowTo article. On this occasion, we give you some ideas on how to decorate with wallpaper. On the market, you will find many and varied types of wallpaper, commonly used in the living room or bedroom. Use wallpaper to decorate and add color, texture, warmth and joy to the rooms of your home.

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There are many corners of the home where you can add a decorative item such as wallpaper. With it, you can go from a simple wall to a special focal point of your home. You can buy all types of wallpaper from vinyl stickers to completely patterned papers. Search your style before you select your perfect wallpaper.

How to Decorate with Wallpaper - Step 1

Think about what wall you are going to decorate before purchasing the role. This is important with choosing the type of paper. You must think what style you want to follow, because sometimes just decorating a wall or other element will be enough to change the atmosphere of the room. You could choose a ceramic tiles-inspired wallpaper if you want to give your flat an Arab/North African twist. Try not to decorate all the walls with patterned wallpaper as it will make the room feel cramped. A good idea is to paint three walls and add wallpaper on one wall, especially if you have a small room.

How to Decorate with Wallpaper - Step 2

Wallpaper in the bathroom? Why not! Although it not as common and usual in the decoration of this kind of room, you can add a personal touch and make your bathroom change radically. Today, with the wide variety of wallpapers that are on the market it will be very easy to choose the ideal type for the bathroom. We recommend you use, in this case, a decorative vinyl to give a different touch to the bathroom. If you go are decorating a bathroom for children, find one with animals, if you have a retro style, fill your bathroom with polka dots. Use your imagination!

How to Decorate with Wallpaper - Step 3

The kitchen is a common area where many families tend to spend a lot of time. More and more, people choose to invest time and money into the decor of their kitchen, to give it a unique look. Choose papers with a classic or cosmopolitan character, but always be creative and carefree. Break from the rule and wallpaper your kitchen to fill it with optimism. It will be a pleasure to cook in a modern environment!

How to Decorate with Wallpaper - Step 4

The living room is the most common room to decorate with wallpaper. It's a change from painted walls, gives a personal touch and creates a stylish space. The choice of paper depends on your taste, yes, if you want paper all the walls you should opt for light patterns or textured papers to add warmth. If that kind of wallpaper is out of budget for you, or if you love do things yourself, you could recreate wallpaper through stencil wall art. Try to keep it simple and not massively different in terms of tone.

How to Decorate with Wallpaper - Step 5

For the living room, you can also choose to highlight only part of it. In this case, you can use wallpaper with personality, with different colours and different patterns if you want to achieve an eclectic style, or flashy bits. If you're daring, playing with the contrast of textures, colours and prints. If you are classic and sophisticated, opt for dark, black or gray paper, but with bright hues. A good idea is to put wallpaper on the wall that the couch is against, and paint the rest of the walls in neutral tones.

How to Decorate with Wallpaper - Step 6

Using wallpaper in the bedroom is also a great idea. You can paper the whole room with a simple paper or with floral paper, for example, or you can choose to highlight a wall with a bolder design. We recommend highlighting the bed wall with bright paper, while keeping the other walls to more neutral tones. Thus, you have an original room but that does not cause eye strain upon waking. Search the design that you like and choose to highlight the wall in your bedroom.

How to Decorate with Wallpaper - Step 7

Finally, you can use wallpaper to highlight parts of or objects in your home. For example, the exterior of a cabinet, a partition or a wall. You will find many designs of this magnificent decorative element, for children's play areas or bedrooms, to extravagant and fun styles for the kitchen or sophisticated and classic for the living room or dining room. Discover the many possibilities of wallpaper and give a personal and different touch to the rooms in your home.

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Nicholas Williams
It was a great article and also very informative for me. Thank you for sharing.
OneHowTo Editor
Thanks Nicholas, you're welcome!
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