More Ways to use Wallpaper Than Just on Your Walls
It is no secret that I LOVE wallpaper. I’m slowly adding it to every room and surface in my home. But that’s not the only place you can add wallpaper to. In fact, you can pretty much add it anywhere you’d like. Get inspired with these design projects from designers all over the internet and see how you can add more pattern to your home!
After wallpapering my office walls with this print I had a lot left over and needed some ideas of how to use it. This old white bookcase needed a paint job badly and while I was at it, I thought, “hey, it could use some wallpaper.” And so it began.
Whether you’re using leftover scraps or purchasing wallpaper to add to your bookcase, this is a subtle way to add more pattern to your home. It’s a small space blocked offer by books and accessories so it doesn’t feel quite as overwhelming. Choose a subtle pattern like Mountains Majesty, Boho Tribal leaf, or Tear Drop. Or make it a statement with something like Japanese Orchids, Divine Feminine (I’m dreaming of doing my office bookcases with this) or Life Gives You Lemons.
Wallpaper Your Ceiling
I know this seems overwhelming and like way too much, but hear me out. Wallpaper on the ceiling is the most amazing way to make a statement with a room. Check out this space from Ashley Petrone of Arrows and Bow. With the high contrast space, having a dark ceiling in general makes this room feel moody and masculine, but add in a pop of floral and now you’ve made it feel a little more sweet.
Ceiling wallpapers are usually a little more calm and less chaotic. My suggestions for a fun ceiling wallpaper are Goddess sky (Great for a kids room!), Northern Star, and Palm Leaves. If you want it to be subtle, go with a lighter more neutral color. If you want drama, go for dark!
You might not think anyone is looking, but wallpaper inside of your closet or pantry is the perfect place to surprise your guests and make storage feel that much more exciting.
I especially love wallpaper in a kids closet. Their clothes take up a lot less space so the color and pattern show up more. If you decide to remove the doors and utilize this space in more ways (like a desk nook) it really makes it feel a part of the space.
When choosing to do this, make sure it’s in a closet that isn’t overly full so that the pattern and color come through. You’ll see this example from Kyla at House of Hipsters is a bold color and print that makes opening this door something magical. At the same time, there are limited amounts of things in the closet so that the paper can really make a pop.
Try this project with Honeysuckle Memories, Tropical Silhouettes, Hand Painted Butterflies or Woman at the Well.
My brother and sister-in-law loved a wallpaper so much that they went ahead and framed a scrap of it to use in another area of the house. But you don’t have to stop there. If there is a print that you love make it a statement piece in your home without having to cover the entire wall with it.
Interior design team House of Jade did an amazing job with this in this colorful living room. The addition of the pattern above the fireplace feels intentional, adds an additional pop without it having to be the main statement of the room.
Choose a large frame to highlight a wallpaper, paste it over a set of 3 canvas or add small piece of it to a gallery wall. It’s a simple way to add more pattern to any space without making the full commitment of covering a wall!
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Whether you’re covering a wall, ceiling, bookcase, books, canvas or anything else, wallpaper is an easy way to add texture and color to any space. Make your home feel more inviting with wallpaper from the Modern Magic Home Decor line.
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