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

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

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

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

I am rounding up the entire methods I’ve used wallpaper to this point — from little
accents to whole rooms lined in it! When you’ve ever puzzled 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 will possibly make in an area!

I additionally share just a few tips on choosing out and putting in wallpaper all through this put up. 

When you use the pasted
form (I am going to share tips on how to set up it later within the put up), I’d be sure
it is one you actually love! I would not do something too stylish 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 somewhat further
one thing. This little element would not value a lot both! 

IKEA Pax closet organization

Wallpaper tip #1: Do not choose 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 traces 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.

If you’re putting in trim and
wallpaper, I discover it best to hold the wallpaper first and then the
trim (if potential). That manner you possibly can barely cowl the sting of the wallpaper along with your

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

If ever need to take away it, you should utilize 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 therapy I solely needed to cowl the highest a part of the wall, so it was a very good newbie venture. 

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 like this design! It made this small room right into a murals. 🙂 

We have now somewhat 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 form, I waited
it out to make SURE I actually needed to maneuver ahead. 

pinstripe blue white wallpaper hallway
striped wallpaper hallway

It is so recent, clear and traditional. And it seems to be nice with the floral wallpaper within the rest room. 

Wallpaper tip #3:  Keep away from stripes for those who’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 essentially the most troublesome one I’ve hung. 

A grasscloth or tweed look (in our basement) are nice choices for newbies 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 tougher 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 fundamental earlier than I added a fake grasscloth wallpaper: 

decorating around TV
gray grasscloth wallpaper bedroom

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

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

gray grasscloth around TV

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

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

art around thermostat
kamala baker indigo wallpaper
I assumed the one place to purchase
this blue and white floral wallpaper
was at Anthropologie, and it was severely costly! Fortunately I used to be ready
to search out it beneath a special identify on-line for a lot much less. Try that hyperlink to learn how to search out this selection!

That is my favourite wallpaper venture to this point! I like 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 influence!:

laundry room with floral wallpaper

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

It has develop into my go-to
resolution over time.

I really sort 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 choice.
That model lets you take away and restart again and again (imagine me, I

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

Listed below are direct hyperlinks to the entire wallpaper I’ve utilized in our dwelling: