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How To Decorating A Room With High Ceilings

If you crave extra space but what you have is vertical, it can pose some unique decorating challenges. Having high ceilings means having a fair amount of unused space over the 8-foot-high mark. It can make a room feel grand and luxurious, but it can also make a room feel cold and empty. Tall walls and high ceilings can be daunting especially with all of that blank space, it’s easy to wonder how you’re ever going to fill the wall space. At American Wallpaper CO  has a few optical illusions to help you. There are plenty of easy design techniques to make your vast space feel more cozy and intimate.

 

Wallpaper

Using wallpaper in sections along your wall can also help to fill up the space. Wallpaper can easily be used on tall walls. Use elaborate designs to add details waves up and down the wall to celebrate its grandeur. Any dramatic change created by stunning designs that really brings the room together and makes those tall walls much less barren. It’s a great example of how you can make a bold statement while only wallpapering certain sections of your wall. You could also cover more space for an equally sophisticated finish. Sophisticated wall designs look fantastic in kitchen spaces, but can also be used as an inlay to create a quirky twist in larger spaces. Leaving space above the wallpaper creates a beam of white that will help to illuminate the room.

 

Paint

Paint can also be used to create gorgeous looks. The color looks fantastic sandwiched between two white spaces, with its deep hues. Adding depth to a room and filling up part of your wall, subtle notes in the accompanying room accessories, and wall art will really breathe new life into your paint designs.

Add Scale

A small photo frame here and there just won’t cut it if your walls are huge. You’re going to have to create a gallery of wall art that brings your walls back down the size. Add larger framed wall art offers a colorful burst of vibrancy that will certainly look well placed on taller walls. Mix up the levels you’ve been working on and find complementing accessories – a few matching pillows.We’ve shown you that just because your walls are so tall, it doesn’t mean you can’t create a welcoming, cozy ambiance. Questions or concerns we’d love to help with your high-ceiling rooms!At American Wallpaper, we can help you make this possible.Email us at kenny@amwall.com with questions of what you are looking for and we will help you find it and order it for you.

 

Handling Household Clutter

Clutter. We all have it. That doesn’t mean we have to truly focus on it. Everyone knows that if our spaces are neat and organized, you can be twice as productive and energized. Unfortunately, life happens, and sometimes the clutter bug takes over before we can get it under control. We’ve got you covered. Here’s a few foolproof ways to contain your clutter.

 

Eliminate The Clutter

If you feel like you have too much stuff, you probably do. You would be amazed how much easier it is to organize your spaces if you first eliminate what you don’t need. Keep these items if you can answer two out of three questions.

Questions To Consider

  • Is it sentimental?
  • Does it bring you some kind of emotional value?
  • Do you need it? (Be honest)
  • Does it bring you joy?

 Contain It

Once you’ve eliminated what you can, it’s time to contain what’s left. Baskets, crates, or boxes are your friend. You can get creative with where you store it. Baskets make better decor. Keep the most recent issues of your favorite magazines and newspapers neatly stored in a side table with pull-out trays.

 

Teach The Kids

Don’t forget to teach your kids while you’re cleaning. Clutter starts at home and can become a learned behavior. It’s going to take them a few years to get it.! No matter how much you get rid of or how diligent we are about clearing their clutter, somehow the stuff just keeps coming back, almost like magic.Teach your children how to clean out clutter and how to organize. It can be hard to suppress the urge to just purge all their toys and stuff for them, but it’s a greater learning experience if you can get your kids to do it themselves. When kids learn to keep their items organized and pare down what they don’t need, they build skills to carry them through life. Teach your child how to let go of items.

Redecorate

A few little things can create major messes. Adjusting just a few things you may not have thought to before could be the key to a settled, visually stunning, and organized home.So to help you conquer the nuance and nitty-gritty of organized home design, Leah from American Wallpaper CO is here to assist you. Initial consultations can be done in two ways: virtually on FaceTime or in the home. This will depend on the scope of the project and the location.To find out more about this service, fill out our contact form and Leah will respond to you with 48 hours.

 

 

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How To Clean Wallpaper

When you’ve taken the time and effort to perfectly hang your new American Wallpaper Company’s wallpaper, you’ll want to make sure it stays looking as fresh and beautiful as the day you brought it home. Cleaning wallpaper is much easier than you might think. Depending on the placement and type of wallpaper, there are several things you can do by using simple household products.

Dust The Wallpaper

A build-up of dust is easy to go unnoticed, but it’s the main culprit of damaged or older-looking wallpaper. Dusting once or twice a month can keep the build-up to a minimum, which in turn will ensure the wallpaper looks bright and fresh. Just remember to be gentle!

 Tips

Use the brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner for the best and easiest method for cleaning the wallpaper. The bristles on the brush won’t do any damage to the paper, while the suction directly picks the dust-up.

If you prefer manually dusting a dry duster either attached to the end of a sweeping brush or simply used by hand can do the job just as well. For this method, it’s important to start from the top of the wall and work your way downwards, as dust will fall to lower parts of the paper. Sweep up the floor afterward.

How To Wash The Wallpaper

Sometimes, dusting isn’t enough. Some wallpaper stains can’t be cleaned, such as ink, but others can wash away. The easiest and cheapest method of cleaning wallpaper using a soft sponge, dishwasher soap, and water.

  1. Before you start washing check to see if your wallpaper can withstand soap and water; Mix your solution and apply it to a small, hidden part of the wallpaper maybe behind a piece of furniture. If the water is soaked up by the paper, or the color runs, you’re going to do more damage than good. If it’s okay, then move ahead.
  2. Mix a small amount of dishwasher soap with warm water in a small bowl and combine. Lightly moisten a soft sponge or cloth in the solution and dampen the paper, without scrubbing hard. This should then be rinsed using a fresh cloth wetted with just warm water, and then dried with a clean towel.

Other Methods

If your wallpaper can’t handle soap and water, dry alternatives are available. The best of these is wallpaper dough, which can be used to lift stains away from the wall.

  1. Simply pull a small part away from the pot and roll it into a ball. Then, using your hand, roll it over the dirty areas of the wallpaper, and you should see the dirt lift away.
  2. When the surface of the dough becomes dirty, re-roll the dough so that the dirt is absorbed into the center of the ball, and then reuse. When the full dough becomes dirty, dispose of it and start fresh with a new piece.

Cleaning your wallpaper is a simple task with a big payoff. For an afternoon of work at least once a  month, your wallpaper will stay looking fresh and new day after day, making it a job worth doing! In need of some more help choosing wallpaper, please contact us for more help!

 

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How to Transform Your Nursery into a Whimsical Wonderland with Wallpaper

What child doesn’t dream to live in a whimsical wonderland? This dream comes to life with the right mix of bold colors, friendly designs, soft textured accessories, and decorations. It all begins with nursery wallpaper. Chic wallpaper marks the highlight of modern nursery décor. As a parent, you’re tasked with creating a stimulating and happy environment your child will grow up to love. Feeling the pressure to choose a wallpaper for a baby? Relax. The right print can grow with your little one.

 

Foliage Is Always Safe

Discover the eternal magic of lush floral nursery wallpaper. It’s whimsical but not too baby specific, which means you can effortlessly transform a nursery into an office or guest room without changing the art on the walls. Traditional white and green does the trick. For an extra whimsical feel, consider a mix of mint, coral, and gray.

 

Bring Out The Blue

Few colors capture the essence of gender-neutral quite like blue. The print and color together strike the perfect balance of masculine and feminine. Accessorize with baby animal print to bring out the best of blue blooms. Try a fun floral design on a classic blue.

Delight with black and white

Glamorous, chic, and naturally rustic. Let majestic black and white woodland scenes transform your nursery into a charming and stylish space.

We’ve Have The Best Wallpaper For All Your Needs

Our selection of in-stock wallpaper and borders is one of the largest offerings in New England. With wallcovering priced from $3.99 a single roll, you can choose your design and take it home with you. Of course, we will make sure you have the correct tools, preps, and adhesives to make your project go as smoothly as possible. Are you looking for something a bit more unusual, our library of special order wallcovering books is very extensive. We carry Thibaut, Kenneth James, Jaima Brown, and most of the top designers in the industry. Many of these papers are available with matching fabrics that can make your room into a beautiful space with accessories to match. From grasscloth to traditional, to cottage, to contemporary patterns and colors for an accent wall, we will help you find exactly what you are looking for.

In need of some more help choosing wallpaper, please contact us for more help!

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Show Your Home Some Love During Quarantine

Our country has been in what feels like a long five-week lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, making most of us self-quarantine themselves at home. While you are at home, why not make your home clutter-free and snazzy?

Give Up The Clutter

During your time staying at home, try to ensure that your house is not cluttered. Given that this quarantine is going to prevail for a while, now is the best time to make your home clutter-free and spacious, so that you don’t get crippled by an overwhelming feeling of claustrophobia. Free up some spaces where the family can gather to play games and have fun together.

 

Check Out Your Attic

With a lot of free time, you can thoroughly check the attic or head down to the basement. You might find something interesting that you were searching for, for years. You can easily turn the trash into treasure and can give a vintage look to your home, incorporating memories into your present.

 

Add Some Color

Colors can have a huge impact on creativity, so get creative when choosing colors. Use shades of blue or yellow are great for boosting productivity. If you have questions about paints and stains, please give us a call at 508-672-3751.

Change The Wallpaper

Looking for something a bit more unusual, our library of special order wallcovering books is very extensive. We carry Thibaut, Kenneth James, Jaima Brown and most of the top designers in the industry. Many of these papers are available with matching fabrics that can make your room into a beautiful space with accessories to match. From grasscloth to traditional, to cottage, to contemporary patterns and colors for an accent wall, we will help you find exactly what you are looking for.In need of some more help choosing wallpaper, please contact us for more help!

 

Contact Us

Email us at kenny@amwall.com with questions of what you are looking for and we will help you find it and order it for you.  We’re offering contactless pickup. Call us  508-672-3751!

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Quick Ways to Refresh Your House During Quarantine

If everyone has to look at the walls in your home for the next month, you might as well make some simple changes that will make your space feel satisfying to the eye and mind. Change is so helpful when you’re looking at the same thing over and over again.

 

Re-arrange

Making your home feel new can be as simple as re-arranging. Move some furniture around! Leah at Americal Wallpaper CO,  can help space planning, selection of furniture, flooring, countertops, kitchen cabinets, lighting, wall colors and of course, window treatments, wall coverings, and accessories.

Paint A New Color

So many of you have had to be contemplating a new paint job. All painting projects, to be successful, require proper surface preparation and the choice of correct materials. Stix Waterborne Bonding Primer is a premium-quality, acrylic-urethane primer-sealer with unparalleled adhesion to the most challenging surfaces, including glossy tile, PVC, vinyl, plastic, glass, glazed block, glossy paint, pre-coated siding, fiberglass, and galvanized metals. It is available in both quarts and gallons here at American Wallpaper & Design Center. If you have questions about paints and stains, please give us a call at 508-672-3751.

 

 

 

Add Some Fresh Cut Branches From Your Backyard To a Vase 

How many walks have you been on? Your next walk or time in the yard take some of your treasures inside. This kind of decor is free, therapeutic, and springy!

Contact Us Today!

At American Wallpaper, we can help you make this possible.Email us at kenny@amwall.com with questions of what you are looking for and we will help you find it and order it for you. You can pick it up at our door without coming in. Just call us at: 508-672-3751 when you are at the door and ready to pick up.

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Interior Design Trends of 2020

What better way to start the new decade but to update your home. After ten years of the same designs now is best the time to refresh your home. And if you want to make a serious statement this year, then try incorporating one of the hottest interior design trends of 2020.

Whether you love following the newest trends or have no care for them at American Wallpaper, we have a few ideas that everyone will adore. 

Navy Blues 

Navy blue provides the perfect amount of contrast for interiors and exteriors in both traditional and modern homes. The shade offers a formal look without having to go completely black. Embrace looks that are dark and moody, yet cozy and calming. Navy blue is softer than the color black but still adds a timeless sophistication—and is easy to combine to make accents pop.

Floral Wallpaper 

Bring back the flower-power, and buy floral wallpaper and change your tune. Bring back the pretty pattern and focus on the modern update. Nervous about committing to floral, find stick options to make it easy if you don’t like it. Floral is the perfect print to welcome a touch of nature into our livings rooms, bedrooms, and more. As we enter the new decade, it is becoming more and more important to bring the outside in. 

Single Print Drama 

Why not add some drama and style, than a room covered in the same print from floor to ceiling? Add some overtly glamorous but timelessly chic— wallpaper. Combining unique designs will give your home a taste of styles blended together. The single print drama reflects the balance between classical and modern sensibilities.

Landscape Tapestries 

Tapestries are perfect as a focal point for a room. Tapestries with idyllic landscapes bring the beautiful colors of outdoors to the home. Tapestries have been used as decor in palaces and castles, as well as homes for centuries. Why not have your house feel like a palace with a beautiful scene at the same time? 

Fun Bathroom Design 

Bathrooms are a great place to experiment and have fun with different colors, materials, and wallpapers. Adding an amusing statement wallpaper can make any bathroom feel more airy, open, and charming. Statement themed wallpaper brings any powder room to life. 

Any of our design trends will impress your family and future guests. At American Wallpaper Co, we are here to transform your home into a 2020 dream house. Step into the new decade with new decor to make your home stand apart from the rest on the block. 

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4 Interior Design Trends for the 2019 Holidays

The holidays are an exciting time every year for many reasons but getting the freedom to redecorate your home is one of the most exciting! Choosing the interior design pieces for your home can seem a little overwhelming. You want your décor to be on-trend while still fitting your personal style. If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out these 4 interior design trends of 2019!

Interior Design Trends for Winter & The Holiday Season

 

1. Black and Gold

 

Silver has been the go-to Christmas interior design trend for years, but this year it’s been replaced with gold. Black and gold accent pieces are festive all the way through the new year. These unexpected tones offer a great alternative to the more traditional holiday colors. Black and gold are being used in office holiday parties, as well as in the home. These colors combine to create a modern take on what festive décor looks like.

2. Plum Tones

 

Jewel tones have been popular all year long, but plum is stepping into the spotlight during the holidays. Look for plum-colored ornaments for your tree, a wreath with plum accents, and other pieces of jewel-toned interior design pieces to give your space a sophisticated look. Plum pairs well with metallic accent pieces that need to be toned down a bit to blend in with the rest of your décor.

 

3. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is commonly used for its health benefits, especially during cold and flu season, but the benefits of this plant don’t end there! Eucalyptus beautifully compliments fir, spruce, and other seasonal plants. Pair them together to create a beautiful centerpiece or showcase eucalyptus on its own for a simpler look. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy the calming aroma the plant gives off!

 

4. Plaid

Nothing says cozy and warm quite like plaid. You may think this traditional print only belongs on pajamas, but you’re wrong! Plaid is a great accent piece to warm up more glam and modern interior spaces. Plaid accent pillows, stockings, and even tree decorations are all on trend for interior design in 2019. That doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy your cozy plaid pajamas though!

 

Rather you choose to use one or all of these trends for your holiday interior design, it’s sure to impress your guests and transform your home into a winter wonderland! Step outside of your comfort zone and make 2019 the year that your holiday décor stands apart from the rest.

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4 Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas That Complement Your Interior Design

The holiday season is upon us and the first holiday where we gather with our friends and family around the dinner table is that of Thanksgiving. This holiday is a great holiday as we give thanks to everyone and everything that we are thankful for in our lives while spending time with our closest family members and friends. The best part of the holidays is getting your home in the holiday spirit with themed decorations that will bring that holiday spirit. If you have interior design in your home that you absolutely love and do not want to alter, then we have some tips for you. Below are four great Thanksgiving decorations that will complement your interior design.

4 Interior Design Complementing Thanksgiving Decorations

 

Warm Throw Pillows and Cozy Linens

Throw pillows are a great accent piece to add to your home as they are an easy way to liven up a space. In addition, throw pillows are great for adding different colors, patterns, and textures to a room’s design so that the overall design is not one dimensional. What is great about these items is that there are tons of different designs of throw pillows for Thanksgiving and any holiday you may have in mind.

To create a comfortable cozy feeling for the holiday, your best bet is to add soft and warm colors and fabrics. Linens are a great way to add texture and dimensions as you can drape throws over a couch, chair, or across a bed. After a big Thanksgiving meal what better thing to do is cozy up with some soft fabrics and take a load off!

Fireplace Usage

If you have a fireplace, the holidays are some of the perfect times to use it. Fireplaces create an instant warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for the holiday setting. They are also a great way to get all of your guests in one area to not only bask in the warmth but also to start family games after the meal.

Mantel Decor

With fireplaces in mind, when decorating for the holidays, you can’t forget about the mantel as it is “prime real estate” for decorations. With homes with fireplaces, the mantel is usually the focal point of the room so it is best to make sure that you have something for your guests to look at when they come over. With Thanksgiving, there are loads of items you could use to decorate including wreaths, pumpkins, gourds, candles, lanterns, flowers, and the list goes on. With Thanksgiving, you need to think warm fall colors so shades of orange, reds, browns, and warm yellows are your best bet for a color wheel.

Tablescapes

The most common type of Thanksgiving decor we could think of is the tablescapes you can add to your dinner table. Adding pumpkins, gourds, candles, foliage, flowers, etc. grouped together in the center of your dinner table is a perfect Thanksgiving feel. To add to your decor and design, match your tablescape with some fine dining dishes that coordinate with the colors.

 

If you are looking for more decorating options for Thanksgiving or any other holiday, be sure to contact American Wallpaper for more information!

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5 Ceiling Wallpaper Ideas

Ceiling wallpaper can add more depth and style to a room. Not many people think of using their ceilings as a way to decorate their homes, but ceiling wallpaper is a great way to do so.

Common Types of Ceiling Wallpaper

There are certain types of ceiling wallpapers to choose from depending on your needs.

Pre-Pasted Wallpaper

Pre-pasted wallpaper has adhesive already on it, so it makes for easy application. You just need to use a sponge to moisten the glue so it sticks.

Paste-The-Wall Wallpaper

For this wallpaper, you place the glue on the wall first before sticking it on. This can make it easier to slide the wallpaper exactly where you want it. This method could be used when you have an intricate pattern on your paper.

Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper (Reusable)

Peel-and-stick wallpaper is great if you want something super temporary, or want to be able to move it around. If you want to test out whether or not you like the look of wallpaper on your ceiling, this could be the best way to figure it out.

 

5 Ceiling Wallpaper Styles

Picking a wallpaper style that fits your space makes the room come together. You want to make sure that you choose one that enhances the room and the room’s interior design, and not making it seem closed in and small.

Floral Design Ceiling Wallpaper

Floral design wallpaper on your ceiling can be very eye-catching. This would be a great style if your space is full of neutral colors, and you’re looking for a way to add some flare. Floral designs are very versatile and can come in many colors, making it easy to find one that will fit your desires.

Fake Rustic Wood

Wooden ceilings can add a rustic look to your home. When you already have a regular ceiling, it
can be hard to transition, and that’s why wallpaper can be your best option. Wooden beams can create a sense of depth and really make a room appear to be taller than it actually is. This is great for smaller rooms in your home that you want to enhance.

Moroccan Print

Intricate Moroccan print can add some culture to your home. Placing it in an entryway ceiling or kitchen can put some color in places you wouldn’t expect. This is a good wallpaper for an area of your home that should be the center of attention. Moroccan art print can range from blue and gold, to green and red.

Combining Wallpapers

If you are looking to add a dramatic look to your home, think about adding two types of ceiling wallpaper to one room. This can drastically change the look of your space and make it eye-catching for everyone who walks in. Using two different wallpapers can make a room stand out and incorporate the colors of your room into the ceiling.

Wallpaper Decals

If you don’t want to commit to having a full sheet of wallpaper on your ceiling, you could use decals. This can let you add a little bit to your ceiling instead of covering the entire thing. Polka dots, stripes, and other small designs are great for kids’ rooms and living rooms. Decals are also good for temporary use. If you need something seasonal, wallpaper decals are the way to go.

If you are looking for new wallpaper ideas for your ceiling or any wall in your home, be sure to contact American Wallpaper as we carry the highest quality brands of any wallpaper design.