The Dos and Don’ts of Wallpaper

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One of our favorite, most Instagram worthy trends of the year is wallpaper. From gorgeous hand painted paper to bold colors and patterns wallpaper is taking the design world by storm. We’re not talking about the wallpaper boarders of the past but beautiful modern prints and new age designs. Wallpaper can really add another level to your homes interior. To guide you along your design journey here is a list of wallpaper dos and don’ts to guide you.

The Dos of Wallpaper

Wallpaper makes a great accent feature and adds a lot of character to your interior. Using it the right way can take your home to the next level of design.

Do Start Small

When you are just starting out with wallpaper, the best idea is to start small. Start with a small accent wall or piece of furniture. Choose something that will draw attention to the eye and add visual interest to the room without being overwhelming. This is a great way to introduce yourself and your style to wallpaper. There are plenty of options when it comes to wallpaper and starting small gives the chance to try more out.

Do Use Accent Walls

While wallpaper is a great way to add a unique design to any room it can be overpowering if used in excess. Whether patterned or bold, wallpaper is perfect for use on an accent wall. Covering one wall in your favorite pattern or color can go a long way. It can completely change the aesthetic of a room.

Do Use Patterns

One of the best features of wallpaper is the various patterns and designs it comes in. It is important to make sure your pattern matches the rest of your room. Pattern play can add a lot of character to any room. Choosing your favorite pattern or custom design adds your style to room in a special way. It’s the perfect way to make a room truly your own.

The Don’ts of Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a great way to show off your own style but it can be tricky. Follow our wallpaper don’ts list to make sure your wallpaper journey goes smoothly.

Don’t Forget to Prep

Preparing your walls to put up wallpaper is an important step. Many think they can skip over repairing and prepping their walls. Unfortunately, this is one of the most important steps. Things like holes in the walls and blemishes will show through the wallpaper. You do not want to skip this step and end up with holes or blemishes in your paper. 

Don’t Wing It

Putting up wallpaper takes planning and time. You may need to line up patterns and match colors. Be sure to plan out your room to match your wallpaper and set time aside for putting it up. It may be tempting to put the wallpaper up on your own. Wallpaper can be hard to hand though and you should consider having professional help or at least a second set of hands to help. Wallpaper can be hard to hang and difficult to redo, having help is easier. Take time to plan and ask for help. 

Wallpaper is one of Engelsma Homes favorite design trends. We can’t wait to help you plan out the designs for your future home and make it a place just as unique as you! For design ideas and inspiration checkout our Pinterest or gallery!

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