September 27, 2023

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

Learn how to add character and colour 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 huge means, however I by no means actually had any need to make use of it till we
moved right here. 

Possibly 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 need to hold going. It is

I am rounding up all the methods I’ve used wallpaper to date — from little
accents to whole rooms coated in it! In case you’ve ever questioned concerning the
totally different designs I’ve used, this will likely be a very good useful resource. 

These examples
present the distinction it will probably make in an area!

I additionally share a number of recommendations on selecting out and putting in wallpaper all through this submit. 

In case you use the pasted
form (I am going to share learn how to set up it later within the submit), I might be certain 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 attractive, understated accent that provides the room slightly additional
one thing. This little element would not value 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.

If you’re putting in trim and
wallpaper, I discover it best to hold the wallpaper first and then the
trim (if doable). That means 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 need to take away it, you should 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 very good newbie venture. 

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. 🙂 

We now 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 wished, however as a result of it was the pasted form, I waited
it out to make SURE I actually wished to maneuver ahead. 

pinstripe blue white wallpaper hallway
striped wallpaper hallway

It is so recent, clear and basic. And it appears to be like nice with the floral wallpaper within the lavatory. 

Wallpaper tip #3:  Keep away from stripes if you happen to’re a newbie.

Vertical or
horizontal, it would not matter. (There is a common shiplap look that I feel
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 rookies as a result of the design would 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 harder to hold. These two choices do not have 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 would not have the texture of true grasscloth, however 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 typically you simply need to make a BIG impression. 😀

Wallpaper is an effective way to “fill” up huge 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 significantly costly! Fortunately I used to be ready
to seek out it below a unique title on-line for a lot much less. Try that hyperlink to learn the way to seek out this selection!

That is my favourite wallpaper venture so far! I like this one: 

indigo baker wallpaper small hallway
I wished 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 impression!:

laundry room with floral wallpaper

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

It has turn out to be my go-to
resolution through the years.

I truly form of take pleasure in
putting in it — it is like a puzzle to me. In case you’ve by no means hung wallpaper I
advocate beginning with a small accent wall and utilizing a peel and stick possibility.
That model permits you to 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 outdated wallpaper borders in our homes too, however by no means needed to take away them. I do know
these unhealthy reminiscences have prevented a lot of you from making an attempt it. 🙂

Listed below are direct hyperlinks to all the wallpaper I’ve utilized in our house: 

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