Embrace, surround, explore and celebrate the many uses of wallpaper. Here’s the skinny on some things you should know.
Revelation# 1: It’s easy to calculate the quantity of wallpaper you need for your project
Revelation #2: Wallpaper is packaged in double rolls but sold as single rolls.
Decades ago, manufacturers offered several different sizes of rolls (single, double, triple) with a standard of pricing by the single roll. The pricing remains as it always has been – by the single roll. I know it’s confusing and just because its always been done that way doesn’t mean it always has to be. There is an added advantage to double roll packaging. You are working with a longer continuous length; therefore, there is a greater amount of usable material (less waste when matching the pattern).
Info via Seabrook Wallpaper, answers to more wallpaper FAQ’s here
Revelation #3: Look up to be inspired!
Use it on the ceiling.
The powder room is the perfect place to WOW a quest with wallpaper. And yes, that’s wallpaper (grass cloth) on the ceiling too.
Revelation #4: Put it on a focal wall.
Revelation #5: Put it “in”, “over” and “down” under.
Punctuated with rich velvety brown molding, natural wallpaper is placed above the chair rail, under the chair rail and within the picture molding of the wainscoting. I’m loving it! The white makes it less saturated and fresh on the eyes.
Revelation #6: Wallpaper has the power to dictate a design style
How darling is this transformation. Kudos’s to this homeowner for seeing the potential in what could have been a tattered old cupboard. It’s gone from “granny” sad to “cougar” fine, ough-la-la!
Revelation #7: Use wallpaper as decoration for your furniture.
HotDOG I’m loving this room! What a vibrant color combination. Of course, I’m a free spirited orange luving girl anyway – but to pair it with purple is awesome.
Revelation #8: Use wallpaper to tell a story.
What’s up city slicker?! This kitchen mural would not have the same energy with any other design. Now you INSTANTLY get the felling of stepping out on a Friday night to enjoy the city with friends -and you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. Many wallpaper murals are available in various styles.
Revelation #9: Kitchen and wallpapers make a very good marriage
I like this! Camouflage old cabinets with corner to corner wallpaper. If you can’t lick ’em – join ’em.
Revelation #10: Wallpaper panels – framed art for your walls
I hope you’ve been inspired to discover which wallpaper designs are right for your project. Now get out there and start a WALLPAPER REVOLUTION!!!