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6 Reasons You Should Add Wallpaper This Summer
Don’t be afraid to add color and pattern, it’s easy!
Wallpaper is an easy way to change up the look of a space, but many people shy away from it for fear that it can be costly or overwhelm a room. But truth is wallpaper options have become more affordable and easy to apply. Plus, it’s a fun décor choice for making a wow statement—the... Keep Scrolling
Written by Victoria Van Vlear

blue ombre wallpaper

Wallpaper is an easy way to change up the look of a space, but many people shy away from it for fear that it can be costly or overwhelm a room. But truth is wallpaper options have become more affordable and easy to apply. Plus, it’s a fun décor choice for making a wow statement—the trick is to make it look fresh and modern instead of stuffy and outdated. Here are a few tips, and our favorite picks.

bright colored floral wallpaper
From the Serendipity collection, Westfield in aqua by Thibaut Design.

Use Bright Colors. This floral print by Thibaut Design employs vivid pinks, blues and yellows against a pale aqua background. Notice, however, that the whole pattern doesn’t have to be bright to give a fresh feel to the room. The pastel aqua complements the brighter floral pattern.

Offeset The Wallpaper With White. The wallpaper in this breakfast room doesn’t reach all the way to the floor. Instead, white panels with a border of crown molding separate the wallpaper from the wood floors. This gives the eye some breathing room, so the pattern doesn’t feel overwhelming.

Keep Other Elements Light And Airy. The table, chairs and hutch are all light-colored or white, which also helps balance out the busy wallpaper. The wood floor does have a darker stain, but the designer added a light-colored rug to keep things fresh and airy in this breakfast room.

blue ombre wallpaper
Like a cross between ombre and ikat, we love the cool textural affect this peel-and-stick wallpaper by NuWallpaper has on a room. It’s a look that’s on-trend yet timeless. Best of all, eel-and-stick wallpapers are so much easier to use these days.

 

blu wavy patterned wallpaper
White and blue are a classic cottage color combo and this wallpaper from Serena & Lily  Works well with multiple patterns in a room.

 

Magnolia home country style wallpaper
On trend yet classic? Sign us up! The Magnolia Home collection from Yorkwall touts this stunner of a check wallpaper. The hard part is deciding where to put it.
Punched tin style bathroom wallpaper
Recalling the look of punched tin, we love the earthy country vibe of this wallpaper which adds a handsome farmhouse touch to any space.
green earthy patterned wallpaper
Not only will this elegant leaf print add interest to a room, the peel and stick wallpaper is a perfect choice for your next DIY project at home. Just apply it to a smooth clean dry painted surface—and don’t limit yourself to walls! This wallpaper can be applied to end tables or dressers too. Fern Lime Green wallpaper by NuWallpaper.

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