How To Hang Wallpaper in Unconventional, Creative Ways

How To Hang Wallpaper in Unconventional, Creative Ways

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Dabney Frake
Sep 23, 2014
(Image credit: SF Girl By Bay)

Even better than a fun, bold wallpaper choice is the chance to double down and also install it in a fresh way. No two walls need be the same. Check out these creative ideas for trying something new, and making your walls come alive with color and pattern.

In the lead image above, Victoria of SF Girl By Bay featured this custom collaged wallpaper made from various prints grafted together in a geometric pattern. I would kill for this in my kitchen (but am scared to try to pull it off).

(Image credit: The Hansen Family)

The apartment of designer Gesa Hansen, as it appeared in Elle Deco Lab. Instead of covering the entire wall, from floor to ceiling, wallpaper forms a panel of color and pattern behind the bed.

(Image credit: Skarp Agent)

A living room shot by Swedish photographer Stellan Herner (via Skarp Agent). The floral wallpaper takes on an entirely different —almost 3D — dimension with its cut out border. It's totally unexpected.

(Image credit: Photowall)

Mini Empire's owl-themed wallpaper is framed with what looks like packing tape. It makes for a nice and easy way to highlight a small stretch of wall, and provide a focal point.

(Image credit: Lovely Life)

Different, but complementary, strips of wallpaper as an accent wall are a nice change from the same pattern all over the room. From Lovely Life.

(Image credit: Elle Decoration)

This is an interesting, albeit subtle, approach from stylist Lo Bjurulf that layers additional wallpaper sections on top of the same pattern underneath. Perhaps more aspirational than practical, but the effect is very intriguing.

(Image credit: VT Wonen)

Wallpaper is cut to size and framed with decorative wood molding, from VT Wonen.

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