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

How one can 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 thus far! Wallpaper is again
in a huge means, 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 hold going. It is

I am rounding up all the methods I’ve used wallpaper thus far — from little
accents to whole rooms lined in it! For those who’ve ever puzzled concerning the
completely different designs I’ve used, this will likely be a superb useful resource. 

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

I additionally share just a few recommendations on choosing out and putting in wallpaper all through this publish. 

For those who use the pasted
type (I will share learn how to set up it later within the publish), I might be certain
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 lovely, understated accent that offers the room just a little 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 towards the wall helps you visualize it within the area.  

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 doable). That means you’ll be able to barely cowl the sting of the wallpaper together with your

Identical goes for putting in it behind cabinets — I at all times dangle the
wallpaper earlier than constructing the cabinets. 

If ever need to take away it, you should 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 superb newbie undertaking. 

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. 🙂 

Now we have just a little 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 basic. 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 well-liked shiplap look that I believe
can 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 an honest 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 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 do not have 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 considered one 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 very genuine: 

gray grasscloth around TV

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

Wallpaper is an effective way to “fill” up huge 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 critically costly! Fortunately I used to be in a position
to search out it beneath a special title on-line for a lot much less. Try that hyperlink to learn the way to search out this selection!

That is my favourite wallpaper undertaking up to now! 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 influence!:

laundry room with floral wallpaper

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

It has turn out to be my go-to
answer through the years.

I truly form of get pleasure from
putting in it — it is like a puzzle to me. For those who’ve by no means hung wallpaper I
suggest beginning with a small accent wall and utilizing a peel and stick choice.
That model lets you take away and restart time 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 dangerous recollections have prevented lots of you from making an attempt it. 🙂

Listed here are direct hyperlinks to all the wallpaper I’ve utilized in our dwelling: