Wallpaper has made a big comeback in recent years. New patterns and ideas have emerged, turning wallpaper into a much-loved tool in the design world. What’s not to love? Wallpaper can do amazing things for a space, such as introduce color, texture, and pattern and most of all: character. There are choices out there to fit every budget and it’s a great DIY project for the weekend warrior.
You can use a little or a lot, but in this post I am focusing on how to use wallpaper as an accent. A little bit can go a long way when used cleverly. These spaces all show how that is possible with wallpaper accents that infuse character and style. You might start looking at wallpaper in a whole new way…
Framed blue wallpaper creates the perfect focal point behind this cream sofa. The frame gives it a nice tailored look while also cutting down on the expense of supplies.
This feature wall is the first thing you see when you walk in the front door, so it was important to make a statement. The yellow and white pattern gives anyone who walks in a cheerful greeting.
Breaking up a busy wallpaper with molding lets you enjoy the pattern as an accent in the room without overwhelming the space.
The ceiling is a blank canvas many people overlook. Why not hang some wallpaper there for an unexpected pop of character? This chevron ceiling has a sheen to it that expresses a chic elegance.
Spice up boring hallway walls with some textured wallpaper, such as this grass cloth. Crisp white molding makes it pop while also giving it a more refined appearance.
A wet bar is highlighted with a wallpaper backsplash, speaking to the area rug and pulling the entire room together.
Dress up your fireplace with a bold design above the mantel. This wallpaper was trimmed out for a more architectural look.
A glamorous metallic sheen adds a touch of glamour to this living room. Framing the wallpaper out in three separate sections creates the same look as three pieces of art to fill the space above the sofa.
Wallpaper can make the most of awkwardly shaped walls. You may want to hire a professional to make sure all the cuts are perfect, but the end result will certainly be eye-catching.
Get creative with your staircase and add some unexpected flair to it by wallpapering the risers.
Did you get any ideas for your own home from these wallpaper accents?