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5 unconventional ways to use wallpaper to create a wow factor

Wallpaper is a fantastic way to add colour, texture and pattern to any room. With current trends

heading toward bolder colours, I believe that wallpaper is going to become more and more popular over the next few years. While you can always wallpaper a whole room or one feature wall, I wanted to share with you 5 other ways that wallpaper can be used to create a wow factor:


1 | On the ceiling

Using wallpaper on the ceiling of a bedroom, playroom, rumpus or home office can be a great way to add a bold focal point. You can make it really playful or more sophisticated depending on the feel you want to create for the space. The walls can be kept in a light neutral tone, or you can select a colour from the wallpaper pattern to bring down onto the walls (or trims!).


2 | To create a bedhead

If a full wall of wallpaper feels too much for your bedroom, consider wallpapering the wall to 1200mm or 1500mm high only to create a wallpaper 'bedhead' behind your bed. This look works best if you have a bed base only, but can work with a simple low bedhead layered in front as well.


3 | On stair risers

Similar to using a patterned stair runner, you can add pattern and colour to your staircase by wallpapering the front of your steps (stair risers). Use the same wallpaper on all the steps, or make it even more fun by using different patterns on each step. If doing this, make sure to have a common thread (eg. colour tone or theme) so that the staircase still looks cohesive.


4 | Inside a cupboard or robe

If you prefer a minimal home but still want to add excitement somewhere, you can wallpaper the inside of a robe, understairs storage or joinery cupboard to create a fun surprise once these are open. Make sure to use colours or patterns that suit the rest of the space, so the room still feels put together if the door to the cupboard or robe is left open.


5 | Behind open shelving

Similar to the point above, you can add a bit of fun and colour by adding wallpaper to the back of open shelves. This can also help if you're finding it hard to style the shelves or feeling like they are too bare. Keep the shelves in a plain colour like white or black to make the wallpaper the feature.


I hope these ideas have been helpful! If you're building or renovating and want to find out how we could help you with your project, get in contact with us below:

Have a wonderful week!


Nina xx

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