How to use wallpaper as Decor: Interior Design Tips

Wallpaper Decor

Decor usually refers to the ornamentation in an interior design project. Indeed, it is sometimes thought to refer to accessories. Yet, the decoration of a room is not that simple. There are other details to focus on too. Thus, we want to teach you how to use wallpaper as decor.

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The great thing about wallpaper is that there are limitations on its use. It can be used in any room, on every wall or just one wall. Wallpaper allows for the representation of almost anything on a wall.  Indeed, you can choose any pattern you want! But for wall paint, the whole process is much different. If you want a certain pattern in your wall, it has to be painted and then left to dry. It’s a much more costly and difficult process. You can also go with industrial walls, but that’s a topic for another day.


Residential Ambiences

From the Bedroom to Bathroom, from the Living Room to the Kitchen, wallpaper has been largely used in home designs as an alternative to wall paint.

In fact, the possibilities are infinite when it comes to wallpaper. If you want to decorate a room according to a certain theme, it’s easier if you set the mood for the room on a bigger surface and then organize the decor according with the that theme.

If the theme is a tropical one, go with exotic and vibrant colors. Then the furniture and further decor can be more sober. The ambiance above represents that choice. There’s a very exotic  wallpaper combined with sober grey furniture and decor.

The ambiance below is another beautiful mix of a tropical and vintage, with an exotic green floral wallpaper combined with a vintage wooden bed and white wood nightstand, with gold lamps and a black with gold touch mirror.

Depending on the room and each person’s taste, the wallpaper can be different and so can the whole room design. In the ambiance below, the wallpaper denotes a more feminine room, alternating between the wallpaper of light blue background with flamingo and, light pink painted wall.

The mood set by the wallpaper decor is complemented by the white and light pink furniture.

Bathroom Inspirations

Even bathroom designs can evoke immense beauty through the wallpaper. Either exuberant and classic or even mid-century, a Bathroom design is always easier. Indeed, in a bathroom, the wallpaper just needs to be combined with the bathrooms appliances and lighting.

Wallpaper can be used as a unique element. Once you use wallpaper, as wild or antique as it looks, it’s easier to organize the decor and furniture around it.

In some gold inspired wallpapers, the choice of color depends on the contrast. For gold wallpapers, choice of decor would be the lighter of the shades on the wallpaper such as white. In others, the shade in less amount such as in a gold background with black designs, black would be the choice for furniture and decor.

In white background wallpapers with either metallic gold or silver designs, the details can be either gold or silver to match the wallpaper.

But with more colorful wallpapers and ambiances, the wallpaper is definitely the mood setter. In fact, you can have a colorful wallpaper and just choose some of its colors to use on furniture such as sofas and armchairs, even consoles and rugs. Or you can have a colorful wallpaper combined with a white or colored wall, arranging for the decor to be in that color and, therefore, establishing a general connection in the room.

Commercial Ambiences

It’s not unusual for commercial and hospitality interior design projects, to include wallpaper as a way of design style and decoration. Depending on the business, the room can have the theme. That theme can be the main point of guidance for the room design and the wallpaper can represent that theme. It’s creative and can add that unique touch on the room, without having to go overboard on other details.

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