I love using wallpaper to make a statement in any room, be it the foyer, dining area, living room, bedroom, or powder room—you name it. The visual impact surprises and delights even the biggest wallpaper skeptics. It is an excellent alternative to painting, infusing spaces with artistic flair and creating conversation-worthy interiors through its textures, patterns, and colors.
Wallpaper can make a room feel cozier, more vibrant, or elegant, transforming it from a plain canvas into a visually engaging and personalized environment. Here are 5 exciting ways interior designers use statement wallpaper….
1. Decide Whether to Play it Safe or Go Big and Bold
Using statement wallpaper as an accent wall can create a focal point in a room, drawing attention to a specific area, such as behind a bed or a fireplace. Smaller spaces like the powder room or foyer can also handle boldness, and covering all walls with wallpaper creates drama and excitement.
The accent wall in the bedroom below has a textured and shimmering natural grass wallpaper. The entryway on the right is covered in blue textured grass paper. The wallpaper adds personality and sets the tone for the rest of the home.
2. Choose a Single Pattern or Creatively Mix and Match
Using statement wallpaper doesn’t limit you to a single pattern. Designers often mix and match various patterns, textures, and colors. We even experiment with different installation directions to add depth and designer quality to a space. By carefully combining these elements, you can create a visually dynamic and harmonious environment that is uniquely yours.
3. Find Furnishings that Complement or Enhance the Design
Choosing neutral or complementary furniture and decor is essential to let statement wallpaper take the spotlight. Thoughtfully crafting the space prevents visual clutter and allows the wallpaper’s design to shine. However, incorporating textures in your furnishings and decor remains crucial, as it adds depth and tactile interest to the room, ensuring that the overall design feels inviting and balanced while highlighting the wallpaper’s visual impact.
4. Broaden the Horizons and Go Beyond the Room’s Walls
You can creatively use wallpaper beyond just walls! It can serve as a captivating backdrop for built-in shelving units and wet bars or even be applied to ceilings to add dimension and interest to a room. Incorporating wallpaper in unexpected places like these can truly elevate the overall design of a space.
5. Pair the Paper with Curated Art or Let it Shine Alone
Wallpaper doesn’t have to function solely as a backdrop; it can complement a curated art collection, enhancing the overall aesthetic when chosen thoughtfully. However, it’s essential to strike a balance to avoid visual competition. Harmonizing the wallpaper’s colors or patterns with the artwork and ensuring spacing that allows each element to shine can create a visually pleasing and cohesive interior design, as in the following living room.
P.S. There really are no rules when it comes to wallpaper. The sky is the limit. Contact us, and let’s dream up a statement-making home together.