Accent walls are all the rage. But, have you considered an alternative to the painted accent wall? Wallpaper accent walls can bring style and color to an otherwise plain and boring room. The best part – it’s economical and easy to wallpaper when you only cover one wall. There are no corners to contend with and you only need a small amount to make a big statement. Let me show you how.
• Bedroom Backdrops
Go ahead and purchase that solid color comforter set. You can place your pattern on your wall instead of on the bed. Create an eye-catching backdrop for your bed by using wallpaper as a color-coordinated accent wall. Bring in large rose pattern for a romantic room or opt for a big plaid pattern for a less feminine style – just select a pattern that suits you.
• Bathroom Beauty
I remember the days when everyone wallpapered their bathrooms. I remember because I spent countless hours in small and awkward spaces trying to work around toilets, sinks, vanities and other fixtures. What a nightmare. You can still get the benefit of an awesome wallpaper pattern in the small space of a bathroom – just place it on one wall for an accent. It’s so much easier than papering the whole room. I wish I had figured that out years ago.
• Sofa Drama
If you’ve got a solid color sofa, you’re in luck. That plain piece of furniture can be combined with just about any wallpaper pattern to make a stunning statement in your living room. Wallpaper the wall behind the sofa; then paint adjoining walls in complementary colors. Add a few pieces of artwork and a coordinating area rug and you’ve just created a budget-friendly space with lots of style.
• Use Dynamic Patterns
You can bring drama to any room with a wallpaper accent wall. Just pick a bold pattern with bold colors and place it on the first wall you see when you enter the room. Even a kitchen perks up with a big, bold pattern that can shift your eyes away from old cabinets when you can’t afford to replace them.
• Create a Nook
You can use a wallpaper accent wall to create a special nook anywhere in your home. Pick a little corner, wallpaper the wall and add a slender desk and chair for a computer or writing nook. You’ll love the little spaces that come alive with just a few feet of wallpaper and a few simple furnishings.
Check out the pictures and inspiration for this article in the Wallpaper Accent Walls ideabook on Houzz. Maybe you’ll find a wallpaper accent idea you can use in your next home decor project.
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