September 29, 2023


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The POWER of Wallpaper {Do not Be Afraid!} | Thrifty Decor Chick

Methods to add character and shade in your house with wallpaper.

I do not know what came visiting me after we moved into this home years in the past, however
I’ve added wallpaper to nearly each room makeover to date! Wallpaper is again
in a large approach, however I by no means actually had any want to make use of it till we
moved right here. 

Perhaps I’ve fallen in love with wallpaper as a result of I had an empty slate, or
possibly it is as a result of when you add it when you simply wish to maintain going. It is

I am rounding up the entire methods I’ve used wallpaper to date — from little
accents to complete rooms lined in it! When you’ve ever puzzled concerning the
totally different designs I’ve used, this will probably be a superb useful resource. 

These examples
present the distinction it could possibly make in an area!

I additionally share just a few tips on choosing out and putting in wallpaper all through this submit. 

When you use the pasted
type (I will share how you can set up it later within the submit), I might make sure that
it is one you actually love! I would not do something too stylish that you could be
tire of some years later. 

kitchen cabinet bookcases in office

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green DIY office bookcase

It is an exquisite, understated accent that provides the room slightly additional
one thing. This little element does not price a lot both! 

IKEA Pax closet organization

Wallpaper tip #1: Do not decide it whereas it is rolled up! 

Take the wallpaper out of the package deal and maintain it as much as the wall. Taking an image of it in opposition to the wall helps you visualize it within the area.  

That tweed look traces the again of my DIY basement constructed ins:

westchester gray bookcases

It helps to make this room really feel even cozier!

Wallpaper set up tip #2:  Wallpaper first, trim second.

In case you are putting in trim and
wallpaper, I discover it best to hold the wallpaper first and then the
trim (if potential). That approach you’ll be able to barely cowl the sting of the wallpaper along with your

Similar goes for putting in it behind cabinets — I at all times hold the
wallpaper earlier than constructing the cabinets. 

If ever wish to take away it, you need to use a razor to attain the wallpaper alongside
the trim. 

My first go at peel and stick wallpaper was in our powder room. It was fairly bland earlier than: 
powder room with gray vanity

Since I used to be including the board and batten wall remedy I solely needed to cowl the highest a part of the wall, so it was a superb newbie mission. 

I hung the wallpaper on this room first after which put in the trim. This makes the method SO a lot simpler. 

white board and batten dark wallpaper
floral wallpaper with board and batten

I like this design! It made this small room right into a murals. 🙂 

Now we have slightly vestibule off our lobby that was calling out for a
little one thing: 

small hallway off basement stairs

I discovered the wallpaper I needed, however as a result of it was the pasted type, I waited
it out to make SURE I actually needed to maneuver ahead. 

pinstripe blue white wallpaper hallway
striped wallpaper hallway

It is so contemporary, clear and traditional. And it appears to be like nice with the floral wallpaper within the rest room. 

Wallpaper tip #3:  Keep away from stripes in the event you’re a newbie.

Vertical or
horizontal, it does not matter. (There is a widespread shiplap look that I believe
can be a nightmare to put in.) 

The striped wallpaper in our hallway above wasn’t horrible, however that is
as a result of I’ve a good quantity of expertise putting in it. It was probably the most tough one I’ve hung. 

A grasscloth or tweed look (in our basement) are nice choices for newcomers as a result of the design does not have a “repeat.” 

Most wallpaper has a design that must be matched up as you go across the room, so it may be a bit tougher to hold. These two choices haven’t got that and make it a lot simpler (and cheaper) to put in.

Our bed room partitions had been fairly primary earlier than I added a fake grasscloth wallpaper: 

decorating around TV
gray grasscloth wallpaper bedroom

Grasscloth is one among my favorites and this model is tremendous cheap. 

The vinyl grasscloth wallpaper I used does not have the texture of true grasscloth, nevertheless it does have some texture to it. And it appears to be like very genuine: 

gray grasscloth around TV

The grasscloth look is extra delicate, however generally you simply wish to make a BIG influence. 😀

Wallpaper is a good way to “fill” up large partitions…it simply flows! I additionally love dressing up small areas like powder rooms and hallways.

art around thermostat
kamala baker indigo wallpaper
I assumed the one place to purchase
this blue and white floral wallpaper
was at Anthropologie, and it was critically costly! Fortunately I used to be in a position
to seek out it beneath a unique title on-line for a lot much less. Take a look at that hyperlink to learn how to seek out this feature!

That is my favourite wallpaper mission to this point! I like this one: 

indigo baker wallpaper small hallway
I needed to do one thing extra dramatic in
our mud/laundry room. This wall with the drying rack is loooong…it wanted one thing: 
folding table laundry room

What a HUGE influence!:

laundry room with floral wallpaper

Wallpaper solves that downside of, “What can
I do with this large empty wall for not a lot cash?” 

It has grow to be my go-to
answer through the years.

I truly sort of get pleasure from
putting in it — it is like a puzzle to me. When you’ve by no means hung wallpaper I
suggest beginning with a small accent wall and utilizing a peel and stick possibility.
That model means that you can take away and restart time and again (imagine me, I

Have I satisfied you so as to add wallpaper someplace in your house but? I grew up
with the previous wallpaper borders in our homes too, however by no means needed to take away them. I do know
these unhealthy reminiscences have prevented lots of you from attempting it. 🙂

Listed here are direct hyperlinks to the entire wallpaper I’ve utilized in our house: 

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