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Wallpaper Tips and Tricks

Many homeowners are aware that wallpaper is making a comeback in the interior design world. That doesn’t mean people know how or where to use it properly. Wallpaper can be intimidating if you aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your home. If used correctly, wallpaper can give your home a fresh feel that allows your personal style to shine through. Let’s discuss a few tips and ways you can include wallpaper throughout your home to brighten your environment. 

Installation Tips 

The thought of self-installation of wallpaper can be enough to scare people away before they even try. There are a few golden rules to hanging wallpaper that you need to follow in order to be successful. If you are using a pattern, make sure the patterns are relatively matches between each strip. Apply a thin layer of the wallpaper paste, making sure you get the edges and corners. Don’t forget to use a paper smoother to flatten out the sheet to eliminate all bubbles. If you want a more seamless look, you can even cover electrical plug covers with the same wallpaper! 

The Guide to Patterns 

Using patterns in your home can create a messy and cluttered look if not done tastefully. Try to stick to one or two patterns in a room, along with solid colors that compliment the pattern. Many interior designers are utilizing fun wallpaper patterns for creating an accent wall. ‘This draws the eye to the wall and gives the room an exciting element. 

Choosing the type of pattern can be overwhelming. This is where your personal style can really shine through. One of the most popular designs used recently is a nature-inspired pattern. The lack of time spent outside of the home this past year has created the need to bring nature inside. Patterns containing foliage, flowers, and textures are the new hot thing!

Choose Your Style

When designing your home, it is important to choose an overall theme to follow throughout. If you are planning on decorating a wall with wallpaper, it should also follow this theme. Common styles of wallpaper include rustic, modern, casual, or glam. This accent wall will bring the theme together and create a seamless look!

American Wallpaper 

American Wallpaper offers a huge variety of wallpaper styles and patterns that will make your home a work of art. Come into our store in Fall River or contact us at 508-672-3751 for more information!