How To Impress With Wallpaper | Interior decoration

In case you haven’t noticed, wallpaper is back – and it looks like it’s here to stay. Essential in the 70s, the wallpaper then fell out of favor. Labeled “dated,” those looking for bold colors opted for painted accent walls instead of wallpaper.

These days wallpaper can be used in a variety of ways, from residential to commercial settings, and for many designers it’s the go-to choice for bringing in graphics, prints and color.

Looking for ways to incorporate wallpaper into your home? Here are a few tips.

DO

1. Use wallpaper as an accent wall.

2. Use wallpaper in spaces where you want to incorporate graphics and colors.

3. Mix an inspiring wall color with wallpaper to create a cohesive look.

4. Use wallpaper to add height or lengthen a space.

5. Use wallpaper such as grass cloth to add texture.

NOT TO DO

1. Do not mix different wallpaper patterns in the same space.

2. Do not place large wallpaper prints in small spaces such as bathrooms.

3. Don’t overlook an opportunity to use wallpaper creatively, such as on a ceiling.

4. Don’t assume that wallpaper should provide an element of color or pattern. Wallpaper can also bring a sense of calm and neutrality to spaces.

5. Don’t be afraid to be bold and create a state of inspiration or create a focal point using wallpaper.

New York-based Cathy Hobbs is an Emmy Award-winning television host and nationally acclaimed interior design and home staging expert. Contact her at [email protected] or visit cathyhobbs.com.

New York-based Cathy Hobbs is an Emmy Award-winning television host and nationally acclaimed interior design and home staging expert. Contact her at [email protected] or visit cathyhobbs.com.

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