In a world full of beige and gray, a small patch of bold wallpaper can make a great statement. There are a few ways to make it work without it being overwhelming. There aren’t any set design rules on wall coverings, and it can be used in every room of the house.
The key is to not overdo it. Pick a focal point and focus on that. And, most importantly, have fun with it. Design should always be fun, and it should ultimately create an environment that compliments your best self.
Here are a few of my favorite places to bring in bold patterns and colors:
The first is in a smaller space like a powder room. A bold floral or geometric pattern can make a smaller room feel much larger.
Second, use large printed wallpaper on an accent wall, for example, at the end of a hall to create a visual focus.
The third is on a ceiling. This works well in a library or home office that has a deep jewel-toned color on the wall. Another fun place is in a kid’s room on the ceiling to give them something to look at from their beds. One of my favorites is a map so they can explore the world.
The fourth idea is in the bedroom as an accent wall behind the bed to create visual drama. The wall covering frames the bed and headboard if there is one.
Fifth is on the back of shelving to give a bold backdrop to books and accessories. This “hidden” pop of color or design can be very eye-catching.
The laundry room is another great place to hang colorful, printed wall covering. This room is so often forgotten but in reality, a lot of time is spent there so why not have something fun to look at?
Finally, is the breakfast room. This is the room in the home where everyone’s day starts and a happy, fun wall coverings can set the tone for the rest of the day – think colorful poppies, fanciful designs, or graphic prints.