If you’re looking to add that “wow” factor to a room, wallpaper may be just the thing. Sure, wallpaper was overused in the 1980s and it fell out of favor with both designers and homeowners for a time. But now it’s back in a big way, bringing a certain something to spaces that you can’t achieve with paint alone.
Here are a few inspiring ideas and illustrations of how to use wallpaper to add style to your home. For more ideas, contact one of our talented staff members and we’ll help you select the perfect Thibaut (our designers’ favorite line and available in-store) paper for your space.
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Wallpaper makes it easy to infuse a space with personality and it can help you achieve your vision for a room. A fresh dining room, a masculine office, a modern kitchen, a fun laundry room, a classic living room—there’s no easier way to set a mood than with wallpaper.
While paint is a natural go-to for adding color to a room, wallpaper is wonderful for adding dimensional color. From textured metallic inks to tone-on-tone patterns, papering a wall lets you add layers of color.
Grass cloth is a timeless wallpaper choice and the favorite of many designers, while cork and bamboo are also gaining momentum. All three come in a variety of colorways and are ideal for giving a room softness and texture. Today’s wallpapers are also available with raised patterns, velvety textures, and glass beads.
Whether you paper one wall or the whole room, wallpaper always attracts the eye. It can be used to create a grounding effect in big spaces or make small spaces feel larger. Using wallpaper only above the chair rail or wainscot molding is another great look.
Wallpaper works exceptionally well for adding unexpected patterns in unexpected places. An oversize pattern makes a great accent wall, while a metallic print can perk up a powder room. And don’t forget unique placements such as ceilings, closets and the inside back panel of bookcases.