There are ebbs and flows with all interior design trends and wallpaper is a perfect example.
Wallpaper was all the rage for over 30 years and then it became the bane of most people’s existence.
Shockingly enough, wallpaper is making a comeback and in this blog post, we’re offering you three tips to choose the right wallpaper for your room.
Let’s start off by saying that wallpaper is a commitment, once it’s on the wall, more times than not, it’s on. the. wall. Whereas with paint, if you don’t like the color, you buy a new can and cover it up.
So, with that in mind, let’s start off with our first tip and that is to answer a few key questions.
How to select the right wallpaper
As we mentioned before, selecting the right wallpaper for your room requires that you ask yourself a few basic questions. They are:
- What’s the overall style of the room?
- Are you going for a simplistic look? A bold look?
- Do you want to add a pop of color to offset the neutral furniture?
- Will this be an accent wall?
- Do you want to cover all four walls?
These are questions that you should ask yourself right out of the gate because they help you focus your attention and weed out what you don’t want in your wallpaper.
Which leads us to the second tier of wallpaper selection.
How to choose the right pattern
Just like when you’re purchasing your furniture, pattern and style are everything.
This same notion applies to your wallpaper design. If you want to streamline the process, avoid small patterns. Trying to match up the patterns on different strips of wallpaper can be extremely difficult.
That’s why it’s a good idea to opt for larger designs or even simplistic designs that don’t require exact repetition.
Beyond the actual pattern of the wallpaper, you’ll also have to decide if you want to go with a flat or textured look.
Flat wallpaper usually offers more detail such as metallic or gloss embellishments while textured wallpapers help cover underlying imperfections on the wall.
At the end of the day, choosing between flat and textured wallpaper is a matter of preference and if you can’t decide, refer back to our initial questions that we provided to narrow down your decision.
Pay attention to light
Light plays a factor in choosing the style and color of your wallpaper. If you’re looking for wallpaper in a room with no natural light, you’ll want to find a print that reflects the available light. In fact, this would be a good instance to use flat wallpaper with metallic finishes.
Also, keep in mind that darker wallpapers tend to absorb light and make the room feel smaller.
Pay attention to the light source of the room and find a wallpaper design that compliments the space.