Using wallpaper for maximum impact
Wallpaper instantly adds character to a room. It focuses the eye and enhances a scheme with depth, colour and interest. There are many different ways to use wallpaper other than as a covering on each wall. Below are listed some of the less conventional ways wallpaper can be used for maximum impact.
A feature or accent wall have been the trend for a while now and are still great for making a design impact. It is also a solution to colourful and bold patterned wallpaper which can be overpowering to a room scheme. Choose instead to paper over only one wall and co-ordinate the others with a contrasting shade of paint. Key elements of the paper design and colours can then be coordinated with soft furnishings to bring the scheme together.
For a dramatic effect wallpaper behind a fixed bookshelf, or in an alcove or over a chimney breast, and co-ordinate the other walls with a contrasting coloured paint.
Alternatively, for a bold statement, try papering onto the front of furniture. The paper is then showcased in a more unconventional way and becomes a piece of artwork instead.
Papering a whole room can be costly and a big commitment. Sectioning off a wall under or above a dado or picture rail can be a solution. Paper a chosen section and use contrasting coloured paint on the other. Papering in these alternative ways adds a special feature to the room.
A quirky alternative to a traditional fabric or wooden headboard is to use a wallpaper panel instead. It is a technique that is probably not considered enough, but creates a dramatic design statement in the bedroom.
Create wallpaper panels for a unique idea, which focuses the wallpaper as a design piece in the room. A useful and inexpensive way to showcase beautiful, patterned wallpaper.