Wallpapers have an established reputation of being able to alter the look of a space into something special. It’s understandable since the possibilities are endless. The variety of colors, patterns, textures, prints and scales is ever growing. Different wallpapers can be mixed and matched to create a unique space. No wonder many interior designers love them!
Wallpapers have been popular in the ‘80’s and are making a big comeback. Many people are transforming their homes to create certain moods, and with the huge selection of wallpapers, it’s easier to achieve their goals. There are wallpapers for every room, whether you want to create something bold and wild or cozy and warm. Let’s take a closer look at some wallpaper ideas.
There are at least two types of wallpapers that have been considered timeless by professional designers, as they never go out of fashion. First, we have prints inspired by nature. Anything that helps bring the outdoors in, can transform a room! There are various flora and fauna patterns available. You can keep it very classic or have fun and be abstract.
Second type is geometrics. Those wallpapers also come in various styles and colors, from bright and energetic to toned and peaceful. Keep it simple or bold. You get to decide what works for your home!
Another wallpaper idea is to match the layers of your fabrics such as bedding, cushions, lampshades, to match your wallpaper print. Your room will definitely be full of detail and achieve that “wow” factor. This is maximalism at its finest - more prints everywhere!
One of the emerging trends is to paint woodwork to coordinate it or contrast it with the wallpaper. More people are opting out of neutral shades and are reaching for colors and dramatic wallpapers. A well-patterned wallpaper will match very well with a highlight paint colored wall, making a bold statement.
When thinking about remodeling your living room space, it’s a good idea to start with the aspects of the room that will remain the same, such as furniture, flooring, curtains, lights. These elements can help you come up with a theme that will work for your and your home.
Another idea is to create featured spaces in more open living rooms. Using wallpaper to create a feature wall can definitely help define a space. However, feature walls do not work well in crowded environments as they can add to the feelings of chaos.
When choosing the right wallpaper, it may be wise to consider the architecture style it’s being used for. Are you looking for traditional prints or more modern, abstract designs? What kind of space are you trying to create? If you’re looking for the feeling of enclosure and cocoon, consider using wallpaper on every available surface. However, if you’re looking for a more light and spacious feeling, choose wallpapers with smaller, less visible prints. Currently, a popular idea is to use a bold print only on select surfaces, like one or two walls, while painting the rest in coordinating colors.
Colored, patterned walls generally work well in small spaces, such as bathrooms. However, smaller or more subtle prints in neutral hues look great also in bright, living spaces.
Bedrooms are very important spaces in your home. This is where you recharge your body and mind. Of course the room can be as bold as you want it to be, however, keeping it calm by using soft colors ensures a more relaxing atmosphere. Creams, beiges, pasteles and other soft colors are often used in bedrooms. Consider also nature-inspired prints that will help you sleep better and create an escape from everyday life. Make it dreamy and cozy by completing the wallpaper with linens, cushions and decor.
Hallways are usually the first places guests see when visiting your home. They really create an opportunity to create a lasting first impression and set the tone for the rest of your home. A hallway is a great space to make a statement or create a more welcoming atmosphere. Recently dark, bold, dramatic prints have been popular in hallways. However wallpapers with embedded gold or metallic prints can make it feel more grand and glamour. Another option is using woodwork colors with some stronger tones on the staircases.
Perfect spaces for textured wallpapers are living rooms and bedrooms, since you can sit away and close to them, and feel them to get the full effect. When textured wallpapers are paired with soft wall coverings, they can create a luxurious feeling in the room. Add metallic tones to it, and you’ve brought extra warmth and luxury to the scheme.
Bathrooms are great places to have fun with your wallpaper. That’s where you can get funky and colorful with prints and patterns. You can always go the natural route of sea-theme or maybe try something abstract and unusual. Using wallpapers with added shimmer works great and adds radiance. Worried about water damage? There are durable options that are bathroom-friendly! Also, try to apply the wallpaper away from direct splash zones.
Whatever room you’re remodeling, we can find a wallpaper that will look great in it! At Gacek Home Decor we offer a great variety of styles, colors, patterns and textures. With your taste, budget and needs in mind, we can help you redecorate your home and make it truly unique. Visit our store in Schaumburg, call or email us for more information. We’re here to help. Let’s beautify your home together!