DO choose modern wallpaper in a bold color. If you plan to decorate your walls in a deep or bold color consider hanging wallpaper instead of painting. Applying several layers of paint to achieve a bold or dark color is more time consuming than hanging a few strips of wallpaper.
DO consider the ceiling. An interesting pattern on the ceiling can liven up a room and offer something unique and unconventional! If you have cathedral or angled ceilings, it could be a great way to accentuate a unique aspect of a room.
DO consider coordinating patterns. One bold feature wall looks great behind a bed or sofa. With a complimentary pattern on the other three walls, the room is really tied together nicely. Our Basso & Brooke, Linda Barker, ECO, and Marcel Wanders collections consist of patterns specifically designed to coordinate so you can easily pull together the perfect room. Whether you pair a bold pattern with a coordinating plain, or work with two bold designs, a room with pattern is quite impressive.
DON’T censor yourself. Paste the wall wallpaper removes in full strips, so it’s not a lifetime commitment. Pick a pattern that shows some personality! Or choose patterns that coordinate with the seasons. With easily removable home wallpaper a dark cozy color in the winter and a bright airy pattern in the summer is possible. Watch the video below and see how easily patterns can go up and come down with this new technology.
DON’T be afraid to try it in an apartment! If you use a clear wallpaper primer (can be found at any Lowes), the wallpaper will strip easily when your lease is up. To ensure this check the pattern’s substrate – it should read “paste the wall” or “nonwoven.” The video above shows just how easy it can be.
DON’T forget the small spaces. Using wallpaper to cover a book case, in a closet, or even in a small entryway is a clever way to decorate. Country Living Magazine even transformed a closet into an office using Graham & Brown wallpaper.