Category Archive: Window Treatments

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How to Choose Indoor Window Treatments

Window treatments often go overlooked when designing the interior of your living space. In reality, they are one of the most essential items in any living room, dining room, or bedroom. Window treatments not only give the room an aesthetic appeal, but they provide a functional element that you cannot go without. They offer protection from the sun, privacy from the outside world, and they look beautiful! There is much to consider when choosing the type of indoor window treatment you want in your home. 

Choosing a Material 

The material you select for indoor window treatments should be determined by the function you desire. If the primary purpose of them is to provide shielding from the outdoors, you should focus on the fabric’s thickness or material. It is best to choose a fabric that is thinner and slightly see-through in a living room, so you still get natural light coming through during the day. This material will still give your room privacy from people outside the home. For bedrooms, you may want a thick material that acts as blackout curtains for when you are sleeping. 

When choosing a material, you also need to incorporate style and design into your decision. Window treatments come in every color and pattern you could think of. Patterned curtains can be used as a bold statement in a more neutral room. Use solid colored treatments to bring out an accent color in the room. 

Style of Window Treatment 

Window treatments come in two main styles, shades and drapery. Shades are often used because of the functional element that they provide. They can be lowered fully to create complete darkness and privacy, or halfway, allowing you to control the amount of light entering the room. Some of the types of shades include: 

  • Roman Shades
  • Roller Shades
  • Pleated Shades 
  • Solar Shades 

Drapery window treatments are fabric pieces that hang on either side of the window, usually connected to a curtain rod at the top. This treatment option combines elegance with practical use. Your ceilings’ height will determine the length of your drapery and if you want it to reach the floor. Types of drapery include:

  • Pocket Drapery 
  • Sheer Drapery 
  • Pleated Drapery 
  • Ripple Fold Drapery 

American Wallpaper Co. offers a large selection of indoor window treatments in many materials and styles. Our interior designer will guide you in selecting the perfect shade or drapery option that will complement your home’s design. Come into our store in Fall River for moving sale deals all month of March. 


How To Guide For Statement Ceilings

When designing your home interior there is no element that creates a more dramatic statement than your ceiling. Ceilings are overlooked during the creation process of the home. This can leave the homeowner unimpressed with their home interior design. By creating a ceiling that makes a statement, you can evoke a number of emotions within yourself, and those who dwell in the home. You can create a statement ceiling in your home that evokes awe, is practical to construct, and aesthetically pleasing. There are several options for creating beautiful statement ceilings in your home. Continue reading for a how-to guide for statement ceilings.

Paint a Statement Ceiling

Painting your ceiling is the most affordable and easiest option for creating a statement ceiling. Using contrasting colors, in conjunction with your wall choice of colors, can create a dramatic statement in the room. You can even add texture to the ceiling to spruce up the design. Creating your own artwork on your ceiling is another way to use paint to make a statement ceiling. 

You can also opt to use a gloss, rather than traditional paint, to create a shiny, stunning finish. Although simple, painting your ceiling remains an affordable, practical, and effective method of developing a statement ceiling.


Wallpaper is another option that can transform a room and make a statement. There is a vast array of wallpaper to choose from depending on your design goals. You can opt for a simple pattern, geometric shapes, or a bold design that makes a statement. Wallpaper is also durable, easy to clean, and a wise financial investment. 

Use Moldings to Create a Statement Ceiling

Moldings come in a variety of design options to choose from and are an ideal choice for a home that is lacking detailed architectural constructs. Molding can create an impressive, gorgeous transition between the wall and ceiling.

Add Beams for a Statement Ceiling

The addition of beams to your ceiling can create the ultimate impression. Beams can transform a room into a rustic, warm, pleasurable environment that you will enjoy for years to come. There are a variety of beams to choose from, including the choice of wood type, color, and even hollow beams that are lighter in weight than traditional beams. As an added bonus the implementation of beams for your ceiling also provides additional support architecturally.

Additional Ideas for a Statement Ceiling

Don’t forget additional measures to complete your statement ceiling design. Medallions, artwork, ceiling fans, and light fixtures can all be incredible additions to your statement ceiling. 

Reach Out to American Wallpaper Today for Assistance in the Creation of your Statement Ceiling

Be bold. Make a statement that leaves observers breathless. There are endless creative ideas for crafting a gorgeous statement ceiling. Reach out to our team at American Wallpaper today for more information and assistance in creating the ultimate statement ceiling in your home. 

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Wake Up Your Walls with Wallpaper From American Wallpaper

Your home should be a place of comfort, beauty, and peace. Home design can bring out the best and worst in a person when it is not visually pleasing. When remodeling your home there is an aspect that is often overlooked: the interior walls. Has your home’s interior become a bore? Or worse, an eyesore for you, your family, and guests? There is a practical, effective, and successful way to combat a boring home interior space. Spruce up your living space by doing away with the traditional, boring painted walls. Wake up your walls with American Wallpaper and experience a bold new home interior that pleases.

Why American Wallpaper is Better than Traditional Paint

In recent times many have turned to paint for their home interior walls. This is a terrible mistake. Paint is not durable, cost-efficient, and frankly is a waste of time. When using paint for walls, it often takes multiple coats, even with the most expensive products. After all the wasted time and effort, paint is also prone to chipping and will need reapplication.

American Wallpaper is a cost-saving option for those who desire beautiful, durable, and impressive home interior walls. Our wallpaper is high-quality, easy to clean, and outlasts any other wallpaper or paint option on the market. Our wallpaper can also withstand damage from children and pets. The durability of American Wallpaper is unmatchable.

Bright, Bold, Beautiful American Wallpaper

With all the options available there has never been a better time to find the American Wallpaper pattern that is perfect for your home. You deserve the absolute best for your home interior space, and we can ensure that you select the perfect material, pattern, and color for your particular space. Choose your pattern based on the theme of your home interior. Is your style traditional, romantic, contemporary, or a unique style that you have created? No matter your home interior style goals, we have patterns to wake up your walls.

There are several options to choose from when selecting your pattern. These include geometric shapes, stripes, floral designs, and other exciting prints. You can also choose between textured, or untextured wallpaper, both of which have their pros and cons. Remember to consider all of your home decorating preferences when selecting wallpaper. The durability of our product and service means that the wallpaper you select will be shining for several years. 

Contact American Wallpaper Today

Contact American Wallpaper for more information and discover how American Wallpaper can impact your life. Do away with mundane painted walls and experience the unmatched beauty of American Wallpaper in your home. Our wallpaper was constructed with a passion for our customers and the beauty of the home interior. Imagine your home, completely transformed with beautiful, bold new walls, supplied by American Wallpaper


Things Everyone Needs to Know Before Redecorating Your Home

It’s the end of the year, the new year is slowly creeping upon us. What better time to change around the decor in your home! Changing it up can be the most fun part of living in your own space. Everyone’s taste is constantly changing, especially as we all watch trends come and go. It can be a bit daunting to change up your decor but at American Wallpaper we are here to help!

Don’t hesitate on bringing out exquisite taste and style. Trying to decide how to add your taste to your space can present challenges if you don’t know where to start.  We’re here to help!

Get Practical 

It’s okay to splurge when it’s for a practical statement piece. Before you make the big purchase make sure that piece is functional to your home! Its important to add pieces that are useful. Can it double as storage? Is it sleek? Does it take up too much space? All things to be considered.

 Sticking To The Classics

A great way to express your creativity is through interior design but you can’t go wrong with sticking with something more traditional.  It’s not boring to use neutral colors. Leaning on neutral colors allows you to add in room for bigger more abstract features. This is your space, it’s never wrong to stick to the timeless route.

Consider The Decor

Have you picked out your curtains?  Take a look at your window frame and try to make your selection on what works best. Try creating an illusion that you have tall windows with the way you hang your curtains. When you choose your decor, use reflective or transparent surfaces to reflect light into your space. Steer clear of clutter so won’t overdo it.  Things build up quickly in all sized spaces, sometimes less is more.  Don’t be afraid to use natural light to bring out an airy feeling of calmness and space to any space.


Looking To Switch It Up Contact Us!

We’re here to help change up the look of your home.  As the new year approaches it’s time to bring your A game to your home. This year hasn’t been great but that doesn’t mean you have to shy away from leveling up your home. Contact Leah today! Leah is ready to transform your space today!

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Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Unfortunately, Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations rates are rising at an alarming rate, so a holiday that’s known for large group gatherings is bound to look different this year. This year your guest list is probably downsized, and it might even only consist of your immediate family. Change is a constant theme of this year but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on your decor.


Thanksgiving is known for its large hearty meal with all your favorite fixing displayed across your dining room table. Family gatherings are the best excuse to change your space. Are you thinking of creating a festive atmosphere?  One of the best ways to show off your design skills for Turkey day is with a beautiful tablescape. A tablescape works for tables of all sizes. A well-decorated table brings out the fun of the holiday. When it comes to creating a tablescape, it shouldn’t be harder than cooking the big meal!  What are you going for? Are you trying a practical approach or an extremely festive look?


Keep It Simple 

There’s definitely something to be said for keeping it simple. Use elements and textures for a  simple look. It might be basic, but pull out typical fall favorites such as pillar candles, an array of fresh fruit with appealing colors,  and fall leaves around the table.


Don’t Forget The Kiddie Table 

Keep the kiddos occupied during the cooking process by having them create their own decor. Making Thanksgiving just as memorable for the children is important. Playful tablescapes are engaging and fun for kids of all ages.  Do you have a little artist in the family?  Use a paper runner; You won’t have to worry about spills with paper tablecloths. The best part is that your kids can even draw on it!  Throw on some mini pumpkins and your table is complete!


Make It Bright 

Color takes center stage on your Thanksgiving table alongside the big bird. Choose bright colored linens and cute mason jars that will complement an array of orange pumpkins and berries to spread across the table to create a real pop.

As you prepare for the holidays this year, contact Leah for your interior design needs. If you are ready to add tablescapes and the best fall decor to your home with these great interior design trends, be sure to contact American Wallpaper & Design to assist you!


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The Do’s And Don’ts Of Accent Walls

Have you been thinking about accent walls? Are they pinned all over your Pinterest? You went into your girlfriend’s home and saw hers, and now you need to create one next? Have no fear, American Wallpaper Co is here to help with the best ways to do a feature wall the right way. This is the cutest way and cost-efficient way to add immediate change to the home. There are methods to make it super detailed and over the top, but it can be kept simple. You might be able to inject just the right pop to your walls that you need without doing too much.


The Dos:


Find A Balance 


Take the time to study the other objects used in your room before starting on your accent wall. You don’t have to make everything about the room’s color choices; you can later incorporate and combine textures and colors. Walls are not limited to being dressed up only by color; you can also choose to dress them up with textures. 


Find Complementary Colors 


Thinking about the color scheme? Scared everything won’t match? When choosing a color, make sure that the color you choose complements the entire room. If you are trying to use a bolder and brighter color, its important to make sure you aren’t clashing the colors with furniture and pre-existing decor in the room. Either make sure all your decor and furniture match or go out and buy more to go with your new bold colors. 


Don’t Be Stingy With Paint 

Don’t forget about the simplicity of adding a new paint job. Paint is an easy and cheaper way to enhance your space without making such a significant change. As long as you use your painter’s tape, there is no limit to creative patterns you can create while using paint. Stop into American Wallpaper to find our selection of paint to use to make your accent wall stand out. Painting allows you constant flexibility.


The Don’ts 


It’s Okay To Take Risks 

Go big or go home! If you aren’t ready to try big, bold accents on your walls, accent walls are not right for you. Find that metallic color, jump on the trend that is all over your Pinterest board, and use that color that makes you uneasy.  You can still stick to a classic trend by slightly bending the rules and becoming untraditional. This look might only last for this season of change in your life, but it’s okay to bend the rules and do something unusual. Make this accent wall worth the investment.


Wallpaper Is Your Friend 


This is not the time to be particular with your thoughts on wallpaper. Wallpaper is the best for accent walls. Options, designs, and colors are endless when you choose wallpaper. There are ways to make the process easier; at American Wallpaper, we are here to help with all those design questions!  


Try Not To Over Do It 


Simple is always safe. This is not the time to test out every color and design out there. The bold wall will allow you to focus on and highlight other parts of your room. Brainstorm with a mood board; it will enable you to find the balance you are looking for. Create a vision and stick to it. Just remember to combine everything carefully, and you’ll be just fine. 


Looking for something a bit more unusual, our library of special order wallcovering books can help you take your accent wall to the next level. Contact us today to get started! 


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How To Incorporate Wallpaper In Your Home

When you think of wallpaper, you might think, “Oh boy, another long project.” Adding a print of pattern to your walls is bold, which will look so much better than paint. Wallpaper gives you a great chance to change your walls if you are in a rental. Wallpapers allow uniqueness in small awkward places.


Small Areas Or Small Rooms 

Small spaces like dens, playrooms, walk-ways, and half baths are perfect for trying out statement patterns because they require so little wall space. In smaller areas since you’re limited with space, this helps bring together the whole room. It can highlight other designs or statement furniture in the room, even in small areas. 


Add An Accent Wall

Accent walls give you the perfect opportunity to follow the less is more mantra. For example:


If you love a particular pattern, too much of it will make the room too busy to try an accent wall. Accent walls are also a great way to tie various statement pieces into one singular theme or even create the perfect selfie wall, “say cheese.” Accent walls can also give those fantastic works of art or family photos the ideal home on your wall. With so many different patterns, textures, and wallpaper themes to choose from, the possibilities for jazzing up a space are endless.


Only Cover Half the Wall


Choosing to cover only the top or bottom half of a wall with wallpaper is a unique way to get a sophisticated look without doing too much to make the room have an overwhelming feeling. In between the no paper sections, find a statement piece of furniture to hold that space together to make it pop. Traditional styles are back in, styling wallpaper like this will keep you on-trend. It’s crucial to stay on trend, but sticking to classic looks will keep your updates from going out of style.


Mix and Match Papers

Try a bold look! This helps if you are having a tough time choosing between two designs. Why not mix and match by installing two papers on one wall. This a great way to test out different styles and challenge yourself with finding the perfect statement pieces of furniture to match your designs. This is a challenging design tactic, but when done right, it looks beautiful. Try using strong, contrasting patterns with stripes, tone on tone patterns, and intense colors. Since this is a bold look, be careful with what other colors and patterns you put in the room. It’s important to make sure all patterns complement each other. 
There are only three months left in the year; there is no better time to make a unique change in your home. Stop by our store today or set up an appointment. American Wallpaper Co. is here to take your home to the next level. Contact us today!

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Wallpaper Projects To Try In Your Home

Using wallpaper in your home is a great way to change things up and add exciting visual designs without breaking the bank. There’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to applying wallpaper, but practice makes perfect! Instead of covering all of your walls in wallpaper, try out one (or more!) of these exciting wallpaper projects in your home for an exciting twist on a traditional décor item!

The Back of Bookshelves

The back of your bookshelf probably isn’t a space you’ve ever thought of as stylish or exciting, but it’s time to change that. Using wallpaper with bold patterns and colors along the back of your bookshelf is a fun way to bring more style into your space. This is also a great opportunity to practice your wallpapering skills since any mistakes will be further from your eyesight and can be easily hidden behind items on the bookshelf.

Make Your Ceiling More Appealing

Wallpapering your ceiling is a wonderful way to add color and texture to your space without overwhelming the walls or clashing with other décor. Depending on the colors and textures you choose, it can even make the room look larger! Wallpapering a ceiling is more difficult than traditional wallpapering jobs, so you may need to enlist the help of a professional.

Spicing Up Light Switch Covers

Light switch covers aren’t traditionally something that comes to mind when you think of interior design choices, but they should be! Find wallpaper with a funky print that really shows your personality and cover the light switch covers. This allows you to make your space your own without making a major change.

The Front or Back of Your Door

Wallpapering your door is a wonderful way to work on your wallpapering skills on a relatively easy surface. You can wallpaper the inside or outside, or both! Covering your entire door in wallpaper is an option, but this can become visually too much too fast before you know it. Instead of wallpapering the entire door, pick out specific section to use more intricate pattern wallpaper on to make a plain door a whole lot more exciting!

Change Up Your Headboard

Headboards are no small purchase. If you have a headboard that’s in good condition but you’d like to change up the look of your room, don’t waste money buying a whole new headboard! Find a wallpaper that matches your design plans and cover the headboard. Your room will have a whole new look at much less of a cost.

For more wallpaper design tips and tricks, contact us today!

Tropical Wallpaper: Where Should It Go?

Wallpaper has been used for decades to bring style and personality into an otherwise plain space. One of the bolder wallpaper choices available are those with a tropical print. Looking at a tropical print and imagining it in your home can be challenging, but you’d be surprised just how versatile it is! Let’s take a look at some of the places tropical wallpaper could go in your home.

Make an Accent Wall

Creating an accent wall in your living room adds lots of style without overwhelming the space. Tropical accent walls have long been related to Hollywood glamor, so why not add a little glamor to your home? Put tropical wallpaper on the wall behind your sofa or another large furniture piece. To take the glamor one step further, add a large mirror with gold accents in the center of the accent wall.

Adding Excitement to a Small Space

Thinking about a tropical pattern covering a small space is intimidating, but in reality, it’s a great design choice! Utilizing a large leaf print all over a small bathroom will make the space feel larger and add visual appeal. Instead of a tiny bathroom, you’ll be stepping into what looks like a never-ending jungle!

Accenting Natural Wood

If you have a space that has lots of natural wood, especially darker wood, tropical prints provide a wonderful accent piece to the space. The wood gives the space a natural vibe, so it only makes sense to add more nature in your wallpaper! Pair your new wallpaper with wicker baskets and neutral décor to maintain the natural and relaxing vibe.

Life-Size Tropical Wallpaper

Most tropical wallpaper is scaled down significantly compared to the size of the same scene out in the real world. Usually, that’s the best choice, but in some cases opting for a blown-up version of the tropical print is the right way to go. While this larger pattern might not be actually life-sized, it will look like it in comparison to other tropical prints! If you want to utilize larger-scale tropical wallpaper, look for some with muted colors as opposed to bright green hues.

Learning how to purchase and apply wallpaper is challenging at first. If you’re concerned about your application skills, give us a call! Enlisting the help of a professional is much easier than having to redo the entire job because it didn’t turn out as planned.

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Useful Tips For Redecorating The House During The Social Distanced Lock-down Summer

Quarantine has led all of us to spend much more time in our homes than we usually do. While the extra time to catch-up on your favorite shows has been nice, all of that time in the same space can cause you to go a little stir crazy before you know it! Redecorating your home is a great way to improve the visual appeal of your space and break away from the same mundane routine. Redecorating sounds nice, but where do you even start?!

Don’t Be Afraid to Rearrange

Rearranging the furniture that you already have is a cost-free way to completely change your space. Moving furniture around can cause a space to feel smaller or larger and change the flow of how you walk through the space. Move things around until you find a design that you love. After all, you’ve got plenty of time on your hands!

Buy New Rugs

Changing the rugs in your home can totally transform the feeling of the space. Rather you opt for a simple rug or one with bold and bright patterns, it’s sure to change the way the room looks. You can purchase new rugs online and have them shipped right to your door, or even try swapping the rugs that you already have from one room to another!

Move Wall Art Pieces

People tend to hang up their wall décor where they want it and then leave it there until it’s time for new décor. Instead of breaking the bank for new décor, try changing up the location of the pieces you already have. Creating interesting collages with multiple pieces or using a larger item as a stand-alone statement piece will give you something new and exciting to look at. Even if the items are things you already have, changing their location will add tons of visual appeal!

Keep a Clear Coffee Table

Quarantine makes it easier than ever to get buried under your own clutter. Clutter creates a stressful environment and makes it difficult to relax in your own home. One of the most common places to accumulate clutter is on your coffee table. It’s a little too easy to just set things down on the coffee table instead of putting them away. Use your time in quarantine to make sure every item has a home and that they’re actually put in that home after every use. Putting a small plant and a cute basket on your coffee table to hold essential items, like TV remotes, will clear up your space and make it more relaxing.

If you’re in need of more interior design tips, tricks, and inspiration, contact us today!