There’s a lot of trepidation surrounding wallpaper. People scared to take the plunge will cite:
- It’s expensive.
- It’s trendy.
- It’s hard to apply and hard to remove.
For all of these reasons, it is cost prohibitive to wallpaper an entire room, right?
Not necessarily. A decorating method that makes sense is to wallpaper a small space, such as a bathroom, a butler’s pantry or a small foyer, or even just one wall or a ceiling. Less space means fewer materials to purchase and less labor for installation. More importantly though, this approach is a great way to make maximum impact in a small space. Wallpaper is a way to express your aesthetic. In a small space, it makes sense to amplify that aesthetic, where a little bit goes a long way. Here are some great ways to use wallpaper:
Great places to start wallpapering are all the little nooks around your home.
Give everyone a “wow” when you open the door.
Simply wallpapering a portion of the staircase is enough to anchor a space and make it feel complete. Here are a few examples to whet your appetite:
Wallpapering one wall or one part of a larger space makes a big impact, too.
A favorite place to wallpaper in the home is a powder room, somewhere that everyone sees but is tucked away.
Wallpaper, at this “volume,” offers a way to show your personality, or a least a little portion of it — the portion that does not play it safe. The portion that makes guests say, “I never knew that about you.” Why not give it a try? Decorating schemes are temporary and always can be changed.