How To Use A Wallpaper To Transform A Room? / by Sharon Blaustein

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I'm sure that if you like Interior Design, you have noticed the extensive use of wallpaper in interiors and you were wondering, 'How could I use a wallpaper to transform a room?'  Up until a few years ago, wallpaper was considered passé or old fashioned but no more! Wallpapers have made a huge comeback!

Wallpapers come in a variety of materials such as fabric, grasscloth, cork or metallic in addition to conventional paper and vinyl . Each material is different in terms of qualities and look. Vinyl or other synthetic wallpapers are great for high-traffic areas, kid's rooms and washrooms. They are easy to clean, durable and inexpensive. Other materials such as silk are more delicate (and expensive) and are more suitable to a master bedroom or living room. The variety is endless and it all depends on where do you want to take the space. We use wallpapers in many of our projects both residential or commercial.

Here are some examples of ways to transform a room with wallpaper:

How to use a wallpaper to transform a kid's room:

The tree pattern creates the illusion of very high ceilings and adds character to the room without being overwhelming. This is one of our favorite wallpaper from Cole & Son

The tree pattern creates the illusion of very high ceilings and adds character to the room without being overwhelming. This is one of our favorite wallpaper from Cole & Son

One wall of a print this bold is all you need to make an impact.

One wall of a print this bold is all you need to make an impact.

How to use grass cloth wallpaper to transform a room?

Made of loosely woven fibers, it’s a natural product that will inject just the right dose of texture in an organic yet sophisticated fashion. Grass cloth is a great choice for living room or bedrooms. Grass cloth's natural variations in shading are part of its appeal, so it will not look totally uniform and once installed, it has visible seams. It's warm and soothing and can replace artwork or can make an art piece pop. We love Phillip Jeffries grass cloth!

In this masculine master bedroom we used a dark grass cloth wallpaper to add depth and a touch of sexy!

In this masculine master bedroom we used a dark grass cloth wallpaper to add depth and a touch of sexy!

In this magnificent TriBeca penthouse we used grass cloth wallpaper as a backdrop for the art collection in the foyer and corridor. 

In this magnificent TriBeca penthouse we used grass cloth wallpaper as a backdrop for the art collection in the foyer and corridor. 

How to use cool and funky wallpaper to transform a room?

There are SO many cool wallpapers it's hard to choose from! The trick is to use it in a way that will not overwhelm the room. If we use a bold wallpaper we tend to use it on one wall only and leave the other walls painted.  

This black and white wallpaper has movement to it and turns this basement from dull and dark to a cool and energetic space!

This black and white wallpaper has movement to it and turns this basement from dull and dark to a cool and energetic space!

Flying whales and hot air balloons in a home office?! This wallpaper is fun and whimsical but is surprisingly masculine and gives a dimension to a somewhat smaller home office.  

Flying whales and hot air balloons in a home office?! This wallpaper is fun and whimsical but is surprisingly masculine and gives a dimension to a somewhat smaller home office.  

These are only few examples of how to use a wallpaper to transform a room. You can do the same in your house, contact us to learn more!