Wallpaper is a great way to show off your sense of style but choosing a wall and a print can be a daunting task to some people. Concerns are often that wallpaper dates fast, it's hard to take down, can be tricky to put up and more importantly, where do you put it!? Lisa Worth
shares with us her favourite places to put wallpaper and what her top favourite classic and trendy wallpaper types are.Lisa's tips on wallpaper:
- Don't be afraid to use wallpaper. A lot of people worry about the longevity of the paper but it really is all about picking something you love and that goes with the style of your home.
- Look at your tolerance for change. If you don't mind changing your paper every few years than go for it and follow trends, otherwise, stick to a classic paper.
- You don't have to wallpaper a whole room. Choose an accent wall and paper it to bring texture and colour to your room.
- Wallpaper is wonderful for adding visual interest in small spaces like a powder room where the visit is short and you have very little time to create an impression OR a dining room where the stays are long and you want to create warmth and intimacy which sometimes paint simply cannot do.
- For spaces that can be boring - like the bedroom - a focal wall can be impactful and very reasonable from a cost investment perspective.
- Wallpaper is a wonderful tool for linking spaces - for example an entry vestibule or hallway. A paper can be used to not only create a wicked first impression but to unify the colours in adjoining spaces.
- Big issue - pay attention to the scale of the pattern. If you're installing over a wainscoting and you have only 3 feet, choose a pattern with a smaller scale. Focal walls with height can handle large pattern repeats.
All photos seen here courtesy of HouseBeautiful.com
Wainscoting seen on Steven & Chris courtesy of Elite Trim Works.
Benches seen on S&C courtesy of "South Hill Home"
All wallpaper featured on this episode provided by the following...
Steven & Chris's Favourite Trendy
Crown Wallpaper - Eco Chic Birch Trees (grey trees on white background)http://www.crownwallpaper.com/
Steven & Chris's Favourite Classic
Farrow & Ball - Block Print Strip BP 754http://us.farrow-ball.com/pws/Home.ice
Lisa Worth's Favourite Trendy
Floral: 2 - floral: Lacework #50-151 colour Stone - Amy Butler for Graham & Brown
Available exclusively in Canada to the trade or retailers through Crown Wallpaper & Fabricshttp://www.crownwallpaper.com/
Lisa Worth's Favourite Classic
Damask: Fresco Damask by Mulberry - Pattern FG055-J57, through Kravet Canada (to the trade)http://www.kravetcanada.com/