Can we be honest for a minute?
There are some truly hideous wallpapers out there. They seem to be especially prevalent in older homes, pointing back to styling that you just can’t fathom was ever acceptable, let alone a top choice.
Because of that, there was a backlash for a while that made wallpaper almost completely taboo. In recent years, however, we’ve seen wallpaper creeping back into popularity, and it’s looking better than ever before.
If taking a leap into the world of wallpaper installation in your home is just too much to ask, never fear. There’s a stylish middle ground that might be perfect for you.
Using Wallpaper to Create an Accent Wall
We’ve talked before about the power of using a unique, complimentary color as an accent wall.
Well, the same can be accomplished by using wallpaper as your accent wall rather than a different interior paint color. A pattern, no matter its nature, creates a beautiful anchoring point in a room, gently drawing the eye and your attention.
As an example, more and more homeowners are using a papered wall behind the headboard in their master bedroom. Here’s a beautiful example to show you what we mean.
Two Tips for Choosing a Paint Color to Go With Your Wallpaper
- First, neutral paint is always a good idea if wallpaper is involved. After all, you don’t want to create a busy, distracting space, or a traffic jam of color and pattern.
- Second, look to your paper for wall color inspiration. For example, if there is a soft yellow hiding within the pattern, or a beautiful, earthy neutral, talk to your painting professional about a color match based on your find. This way you’re guaranteed to coordinate, and you also may have just struck on a one-of-a-kind paint that you know you’ll love.
Talk to a Painting and Wallpapering Professional
We’re going to be honest again.
There is a huge difference between beautifully chosen and applied paper and, well, one that just isn’t. Hanging wallpaper is an art form all in itself, and is certainly best left to experienced hands. To save yourself anguish and expense, we recommend talking to your local painting company and asking for help! You’ll never regret it.