5 unique ways to use wallpaper

5 unique ways to use wallpaper

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Wallpaper isn’t just for the walls anymore. Check out these unique ways for using wallpaper and see which ideas work in your own home!


Who says your ceiling has to be painted white? Go for an unconventional look by sticking a bold sheet of wallpaper on the ceiling instead. To keep the look from overwhelming your space, use solid colors for the walls.

5 unique ways to use wallpaper

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Use wallpaper to dress up your furniture! You can cover a bedside table or bookshelf with your favorite design or use wallpaper to create an interesting tabletop. If you have a plain-looking wooden chair or bar stool, add a little flair with vinyl-coated paper.

5 unique ways to use wallpaper

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Instead of covering the entire wall with wallpaper, cut up your paper, frame the pieces and use them as hanging artwork. You can hang up an assortment of different patterns together or display a larger, rectangular piece of wallpaper to bring eye-catching style to your space.


Line your kitchen cupboards or dining room buffet with a stylish print to create a backdrop for dishware. If your cupboard doors feature glass windows, a wallpaper backdrop will look especially nice and will positively impact on the overall look of your space.

5 unique ways to use wallpaper

Storage boxes

It’s great that you reuse boxes to store household items, but your home shouldn’t have to suffer from the look of drab cardboard. Store your stuff in style by covering boxes and plastic containers with your favorite wallpaper designs. No longer will you have to go to great lengths to hide storage boxes when guests stop by for a visit!

Wallpaper is the perfect solution for adding that touch of style to your space. Look for areas in your home that could benefit from a little wallpaper and don’t
be afraid to get creative!

By Wendy Weinert


Pop goes the wall! Using wallpaper to give rooms a style boost

Wallpaper is going through a revolution. There was a time not too long ago when it was considered passé – a relic that reminded us of musty, old-fashioned spaces that were more dull than dynamic. But that perception just doesn’t stand up any more. Now, wallpaper is regaining recognition as one of the quickest ways to give a big pop of style to rooms that are lacking in personality.

Topping the trend list for wallpapers are patterns and prints that give the impression of texture. Lattice or trellis patterns provide unfussy graphic effects, particularly in key color trends like grey and yellow. Textures pulled from the natural world, like birch bark, cork and bamboo, all provide subtle organic touches. And even classical patterns like florals and damasks are having new life breathed into them with up-to-date color schemes.YorkWallpaper-2

So, where – and how – can you use wallpaper to up the style quotient in your home? Here are some ideas:

  • Give a tiny powder room or a guest bathroom some real style power by adding boldly colored and patterned wallpaper. For instance, if you want real drama, you could add a black damask paper that creates an instant “wow” factor. The darker, the bolder the statement.


  • Bedrooms: For a stunning boudoir backdrop, add wallpaper to the wall behind your bed’s headboard. Make it a real focal point by pulling a single color from the paper and painting the rest of the walls in that shade. You’ll get a stylistically cohesive look while still drawing attention to the papered wall.
  • Dining rooms: Add an air of formality to a dining room with a dignified wallpaper pattern. That doesn’t mean it has to be something your grandmother would choose – there are plenty of modern wallpaper options that blend elegance and personality. Don’t be afraid to use the wallpaper in an unconventional method. Try your ceiling instead of your walls!

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Whether you paper one wall or a whole room, the simple addition of a great wallpaper pattern can turn a boring space into your new favorite room.