Ah Yes! Rediscovering Our Love Of Wallpaper

Ah Yes! Rediscovering Our Love Of Wallpaper

Abby Stone
Apr 3, 2009

040309-wallpaper01.jpgWe're seeing fewer homes with wallpaper. Perhaps it's a sign of the changing times (papering an entire room with some of the patterns we love is a pricey proposition and, with the push towards simplicity and calm, papering an entire room now may feel fussy and chaotic). But one of the entries in our Small Cool contest reminded us of how riveting wallpaper can be when it is used well...

Rather than covering an entire room with the stuff, why not consider using it to spotlight architectural details or even to create them where none exist? If you have a built-in nook (as do many older homes and apartments in Los Angeles), this is the perfect way to spotlight it. In a bedroom, wallpapering the wall behind the bed can create a focal point or it can be used to highlight the headboard. In the living room, wallpapering one wall or even one portion of a wall, can create a focal point in an otherwise boxy or non-descript room. You can also wallpaper a panel of foam core and use the panel behind a desk or couch, similar to what Rebecca pointed out in her post on texture yesterday,

[images: desire to inspire, Living etc]

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