Some people might think that wallpaper is dead, but we’ve got a surprise for you—it isn’t! It’s all about being creative and finding prints and patterns that fit your personality and style.
Here are five creative ways to use wallpaper to brighten up any room.
This is a fun way to bring some statement art into any room, and you have a few options. You can simply frame a piece—or a few pieces—of wallpaper and arrange them along a wall (this is a great chance to check out this Pin about arranging frames!).
You can also adhere some wallpaper to a canvas. Think about the shapes of canvas here—you don’t have to use square! My personal favorite is taking three rectangles—one larger than the other two to hang in the center—and hanging them above a couch or your bed!
This is one of the more creative wallpaper uses I have seen. If you have a lampshade or two that are looking a little drab, cover them with some wallpaper! This looks good on either the outside or inside of a lamp. And hey, if you’re looking to go a little wild, why not do both?
This video walks you through the whole process, for both inside and outside of a lamp shade!
This is a great way to bring some color and life into a room very subtly since it will be partially covered by your books! Don’t be afraid to be bold here for just that reason, too.
Take it a step further with your books and check out our post on how to bring your love of reading into your home decor here!
Here is your chance to get creative! I have seen people use wallpaper to line their stairs, accent the wall under their stairs, or line a whole wall in a room to bring in some movement and color.
Wherever you’re adding wallpaper, be sure to measure, measure again, and measure a third time. The last thing you want to do when, say, lining your stairs is to cut a piece that’s too small! The same goes for a door, which is another genius way to use wallpaper.
Check out this tutorial here if you’re looking to line the risers of your stairs!
Backsplashes might be a little intimidating—they look like they take so much work and precision! So, why not try some wallpaper? What I like about this is that it’s a (semi) less permanent choice and you can change it up much more, and for less money, than traditional backsplashes.
You’re probably wondering how this works. Check out this post to learn more about how people install this in the heart of their home! You can also invest in vinyl wallpaper for something more durable. Check out this tutorial if you want to go this route.
Before you start some of these projects, you may need to remove some wallpaper from a full room, and we can help you out with that! Check out this post on how to remove old wallpaper and enjoy redecorating!
Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.