A day comes when you look around your house, there is nothing particularly wrong with it, but you know you are just tired of what you see and want something new. A simple, cheap and efficient way to achieve a whole new atmosphere is to change the look of your walls.
Wallpaper has come a long way from the simple designs of yesteryear. With new material simple to install and remove, they are nowadays affordable and change the aesthetics of our home in the most original way. There is a wide range of designs to choose from, so you can easily find the one that best fits in each of the rooms of your home.
From stripes coming in all sizes and colours, to botanical and floral prints, to adorable children’s motifs, perennial classics, up to geometric and contemporary, wallpapers offer as many options as there are ideas in your head.
Which rooms are most suitable for the wallpaper of my dreams?
Wallpapers can be used literally in any room of the house, in the bedroom, living room, hall or even in the bathroom, to provide an original touch.
It can be usedas a painting or a work of art, to create a focus of attention on one wall, or to delimit areas within the same space such as the living room and the dining room. The entrance hall is a great spot, as it’s the entryway to your house for all your visitors, who will be fascinated as soon as they cross the threshold of the door.
Thanks to the technological evolution, it is now possible to use special wallpapers with a vinyl coating in the bathrooms and kitchen, the extra layer providing the ability to withstand humidity and to be cleaned with a sponge and a mild detergent.
Another place that is truly ideal for wallpaper is the children’s room. This needs to be a place that bring up for learning, an ideal space to play, have a lot fun but also search refuge for the challenges of school and activities. Your children spend most of their afternoons in this room, learning and playing. Children wallpapers are perfect for that.
Reimagining the living room
Now close your eyes and think of your living room, that room designed to host us in our free time. We can call it the heart of the home because it is a space where we share great moments with the family and where we have our corner to disconnect after an intense day of work, whether it is reading a book, watching television or having a coffee.
The living room is the ideal place in the house where calm and enjoyment should be served in equal parts. For this reason, we need to pay special attention to its décor and there is no better place to start than its walls.
The starting point is obviously the existing style you have picked for your home, from there you can start looking into thecornucopia of great wallpapers for the living room available on the market.
Although traditionally wallpaper has been placed on all four walls, this is not necessarily the case any longer. If you pick a wallpaper model that truly stands out, you can choose to highlight a single wall.
If you decide to decorate all of them, it is a good idea to pick a more subtle and discreet wallpaper, either monochrome or with smaller motifs.
From a design standpoint, you can elect to use a single pattern or create an attractive combination with two of them.High intensity colours should be used with moderation so as not to break the calm and harmony that a place like the living room should provide. Otherwise, colours with light tones will bring light to rooms with little natural light or that are small in size.
The living room is not a place where you need a wallpaper with special characteristics, but if you prefer it to be washable or wash resistant you will have a wide range of fabrics, materials and textures that will make your living room a warm and welcoming place to be.
New life for your furniture
Wallpaper’s flexibility does not need to be limited to the walls of your living room. A growing trend is to upcycle your old furniture, giving it a new lease of life. You can elect to wallpaper the front of your cupboard cabinets or, in glass display cabinets, you can cover the inside with wallpaper and make them shine on their own. Let your fantasy and imagination free!