There was a time when brightly coloured, boldly patterned wallpapers were at its prime before plain designs took the spotlight. But now, patterned wallpapers are back in an ever more unique way than before. The great thing about wallpapers is that it comes in thousands of colours, patterns, and textures that can be easily attached to various surfaces. Wallpapers offer instant design that painting cannot easily achieve. It can make different surfaces stand out, not just walls. You can make use of wallpapers to accent nearly any space you can think of. Here are ten creative ways you can use wallpaper.
1. Bookcase Backdrop
Not many people would think of adding any kind of design to the back of bookcases. After all, it would just be hidden by books. However, bookcases are almost never entirely filled out. Try putting some wallpaper as a backdrop on your bookcase and it will surely give your bookcase a well-needed makeover.
2. Dresser Design
Dressers most usually come in plain designs that would fit in any room. If you’ve had enough of the plain-coloured furniture fad, line the front of the drawers in your dresser with a suitable patterned wallpaper to give it a whole new look. Choose a wallpaper design that would complement your room and your style.
3. Hidden Dresser Design
If you prefer your plain-coloured dresser the way it is but still hope to give it a subtle pop of colour, line the wallpaper on the sides of the drawer. This way, it won’t be seen until the drawer is pulled out.
4. Fireplace Accent
A fireplace can make any room look elegant and gorgeous. Emphasize your home’s fireplace by adding some wallpaper on the wall directly above it or on the chimney wall. Use a wallpaper pattern with large, repetitive print to efficiently make the fireplace the focal point of the room.
5. Patterned Lampshade
You can make an otherwise boring lamp extraordinary by lining some patterned wallpaper on the inside of the lampshade. This is great for adding a beautiful design without the commitment of having a patterned lampshade on the outside. It will even give the lamp an intimate, muted glow.
6. Headboard Design
Bring an old headboard back to life or give your current headboard a makeover by lining it with beautifully patterned wallpaper that would go well with the theme of your room.
Don’t be afraid to use wallpapers with bold colours and patterns as it would even add emphasis to your headboard.
7. Single-Wall Wallpaper
The risk of using wallpaper is that you can easily get tired of the pattern you chose and replacing it again would seem like too much of a hassle. You can avoid this by adding the wallpaper only on the wall directly behind your bed. This way, you won’t see it too much thereby preventing you from tiring of it too soon even if you choose extravagant, bold-coloured wallpaper patterns. In fact, the more extravagant the wallpaper you choose, the better since it would add a single focal point to your room.
8. Stair Risers
Staircases are often not appreciated in the house. That’s why good-looking staircases are very unique and can quickly bring glee to visitors. Add some wallpaper on your stair risers to add some elegance and design that would make the interior of your house even more appealing.
9. Closet Door Design
Add a pop of colour to your closet doors by adding some patterned wallpaper to it. You can even use a bunch of wallpaper patterns and put it up in small squares. If you have sliding closet doors, you can either wallpaper both doors or just the one that’s hidden when you slide it open.
10. Table Top
Revamp an old coffee table by topping it with patterned wallpaper. Choose a decorative design that would go well with the room’s theme.