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Designers often emphasize the importance of a “statement piece” in a room. You use it as the focal point of your design. Your guests will notice it as soon as they walk into a room. This sets the tone for the rest of your space. There is usually a story behind it.
You don’t have to use furniture or accessories to make it work. How about making a statement on a wall?
This brings us to wallpaper. Though it’s been with us since the 16th century, it’s evolved. Today’s patterns are larger, bolder, and more eye-catching than ever before. Wall murals are becoming increasingly popular these days and create a WOW factor. Texture can be added with wallpaper in several ways, such as faux bricks or stone patterns, or actual textures, such as glass beads, grass cloth, and flock.
The Associated Press published an article by Kim Cook last month about something new. The wall-paper-like images in the opening credits of HBO’s HBO’s Emmy-nominated ‘White Lotus‘ tell a tale: The tropical prints begin innocently, but then turn ominous.”. Flesh started rotting, fish got tangled in seaweed, and a sense of foreboding overtook an exotic paradise. According to print designer and illustrator , Lezio Lopes, he was attempting to emulate the design and themes of the show’s resort suites.
Cook says this is a surreal example of a trend in décor, which combines art and narrative qualities to set the mood of a room. There are some that take us to wild places in nature and others that take us to wild worlds created by artists. The designs go beyond your typical stripe or floral. There is a story behind them.
The popularity of wallpaper, in general, is on the rise, as Cook points out, so what are the Do’s and Don’ts of wallpaper?
The process of choosing the right wallpaper for your room can both be exciting and intimidating. There is a great deal of value in professional advice.
Keep the purpose of the room in mind when choosing wallpaper. In the bedroom, serene patterns might work better than vibrant patterns. Patterns like these are better suited to active spaces like your living room, family room, or powder room even though it’s not an active room.
Using wallpaper extensively can be risky, so try out an accent wall first. You can use this to create a focal point in a room without overwhelming it.
An interesting way to add drama to a room is to apply wallpaper to the ceiling, also known as the fifth wall.
To determine the effect of the wallpaper under different lighting conditions, ask your decorator for a sample piece that you can place on the wall.
Consider the overall style you wish to achieve in the room. Whether you are looking for modern, traditional, minimalist, bohemian, or something else, your designer can help you choose the right wallpaper.
Consider peel-and-stick wallpaper if you plan to change the look of the room over time, such as a children’s room.
Don’t overuse bold patterns: They can be striking, but they can also overwhelm a room.
Make sure that your wallpaper complements the furniture, not clashes with it: Don’t focus all your attention on the walls. In addition to helping you choose the patterns and colours, your designer can help you consider how they interact.
Be careful not to be too trendy: You don’t want something that will quickly go out of style.
Do not attempt DIY wallpaper installation if you are unsure: Wallpaper installation can be challenging, especially for large areas or intricate patterns. It is best to hire a professional to ensure a smooth and neat installation.
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