The POWER of Wallpaper {Do not Be Afraid!} | Thrifty Decor Chick

Methods to add character and coloration in your house with wallpaper.

I do not know what came to visit me after we moved into this home years in the past, however
I’ve added wallpaper to nearly each room makeover up to now! Wallpaper is again
in a large method, however I by no means actually had any need to make use of it till we
moved right here. 

Possibly I’ve fallen in love with wallpaper as a result of I had an empty slate, or
perhaps it is as a result of when you add it when you simply need to maintain going. It is

I am rounding up all the methods I’ve used wallpaper up to now — from little
accents to complete rooms coated in it! When you’ve ever questioned in regards to the
totally different designs I’ve used, this will likely be a very good useful resource. 

These examples
present the distinction it may make in an area!

I additionally share a couple of recommendations on choosing out and putting in wallpaper all through this put up. 

When you use the pasted
type (I will share the best way to set up it later within the put up), I might be sure
it is one you actually love! I would not do something too fashionable that you could be
tire of some years later. 

kitchen cabinet bookcases in office

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green DIY office bookcase

It is a wonderful, understated accent that offers the room a little bit additional
one thing. This little element would not price a lot both! 

IKEA Pax closet organization

Wallpaper tip #1: Do not decide it whereas it is rolled up! 

Take the wallpaper out of the bundle and maintain it as much as the wall. Taking an image of it in opposition to the wall helps you visualize it within the house.  

That tweed look strains the again of my DIY basement constructed ins:

westchester gray bookcases

It helps to make this room really feel even cozier!

Wallpaper set up tip #2:  Wallpaper first, trim second.

In case you are putting in trim and
wallpaper, I discover it best to hold the wallpaper first and then the
trim (if potential). That method you possibly can barely cowl the sting of the wallpaper along with your

Similar goes for putting in it behind cabinets — I all the time cling the
wallpaper earlier than constructing the cabinets. 

If ever need to take away it, you need to use a razor to attain the wallpaper alongside
the trim. 

My first go at peel and stick wallpaper was in our powder room. It was fairly bland earlier than: 
powder room with gray vanity

Since I used to be including the board and batten wall remedy I solely needed to cowl the highest a part of the wall, so it was a very good newbie mission. 

I hung the wallpaper on this room first after which put in the trim. This makes the method SO a lot simpler. 

white board and batten dark wallpaper
floral wallpaper with board and batten

I am keen on this design! It made this small room right into a murals. 🙂 

We have now a little bit vestibule off our lobby that was calling out for a
little one thing: 

small hallway off basement stairs

I discovered the wallpaper I needed, however as a result of it was the pasted type, I waited
it out to make SURE I actually needed to maneuver ahead. 

pinstripe blue white wallpaper hallway
striped wallpaper hallway

It is so contemporary, clear and traditional. And it seems nice with the floral wallpaper within the lavatory. 

Wallpaper tip #3:  Keep away from stripes in case you’re a newbie.

Vertical or
horizontal, it would not matter. (There is a fashionable shiplap look that I feel
could be a nightmare to put in.) 

The striped wallpaper in our hallway above wasn’t horrible, however that is
as a result of I’ve a good quantity of expertise putting in it. It was probably the most tough one I’ve hung. 

A grasscloth or tweed look (in our basement) are nice choices for novices as a result of the design would not have a “repeat.” 

Most wallpaper has a design that must be matched up as you go across the room, so it may be a bit harder to hold. These two choices haven’t got that and make it a lot simpler (and cheaper) to put in.

Our bed room partitions had been fairly primary earlier than I added a pretend grasscloth wallpaper: 

decorating around TV
gray grasscloth wallpaper bedroom

Grasscloth is one in all my favorites and this model is tremendous cheap. 

The vinyl grasscloth wallpaper I used would not have the texture of true grasscloth, however it does have some texture to it. And it seems very genuine: 

gray grasscloth around TV

The grasscloth look is extra refined, however generally you simply need to make a BIG impression. 😀

Wallpaper is an effective way to “fill” up large partitions…it simply flows! I additionally love dressing up small areas like powder rooms and hallways.

art around thermostat
kamala baker indigo wallpaper
I believed the one place to purchase
this blue and white floral wallpaper
was at Anthropologie, and it was severely costly! Fortunately I used to be in a position
to seek out it below a unique title on-line for a lot much less. Try that hyperlink to learn the way to seek out this feature!

That is my favourite wallpaper mission so far! I am keen on this one: 

indigo baker wallpaper small hallway
I needed to do one thing extra dramatic in
our mud/laundry room. This wall with the drying rack is loooong…it wanted one thing: 
folding table laundry room

What a HUGE impression!:

laundry room with floral wallpaper

Wallpaper solves that downside of, “What can
I do with this large empty wall for not a lot cash?” 

It has change into my go-to
answer over time.

I really type of take pleasure in
putting in it — it is like a puzzle to me. When you’ve by no means hung wallpaper I
advocate beginning with a small accent wall and utilizing a peel and stick possibility.
That model means that you can take away and restart time and again (consider me, I

Have I satisfied you so as to add wallpaper someplace in your house but? I grew up
with the outdated wallpaper borders in our homes too, however by no means needed to take away them. I do know
these unhealthy recollections have prevented a lot of you from attempting it. 🙂

Listed below are direct hyperlinks to all the wallpaper I’ve utilized in our house: