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wallpaper tips for the adventurous homeowner - Details and Design


when it comes to interior design, there's nothing quite like an adventurous wallpaper to add a touch of personality and excitement to any room. however, choosing the right wallpaper can be a daunting task, especially if you're used to playing it safe with neutrals. as an interior designer, i'm here to offer some tips and tricks for choosing adventurous wallpapers that will bring your space to life.

to start, consider choosing wallpapers with bold patterns, such as large-scale florals, geometric shapes, or animal prints. these patterns can add a dramatic and adventurous feel to your space. when it comes to colors, don't be afraid to experiment with bright and bold hues. you can choose a monochromatic scheme with different shades of the same color or mix and match different hues for a more eclectic look.

here we used clarke and clarke on the walls and ceiling to draw attention the awkward ceiling height in the space, not hide it.

creating a feature wall is an excellent way to incorporate an adventurous wallpaper into your space without overwhelming it. choose one wall in the room and cover it with a bold wallpaper while keeping the rest of the walls neutral. this will create a focal point in the room and add a touch of personality without being too overwhelming.

textured wallpapers are also an excellent choice for an adventurous homeowner. look for wallpapers with embossed patterns or 3d textures, such as grasscloth or cork, to add depth and dimension to your room. and, if you're feeling daring, mix and match different patterns and textures in the same room to create a truly unique and adventurous look.

here we used a grasscloth wallpaper by schumacher to not only draw attention to the trim details but to also make them pop in the space.

when choosing an adventurous wallpaper, it's essential to consider the room's function. a bold and playful wallpaper might work well in a child's bedroom, while a more subdued and calming wallpaper might be better suited for a home office or living room. don't forget about the ceiling, either – wallpapering the ceiling can add a playful and adventurous touch to any room.

this office space felt a little flat with just the painted walls, so we wallpapered the ceiling in a small scaled print by zak and fox and added a ceiling light by visual comfort to bring the space to life.

choosing an adventurous wallpaper for your home can be a fun and exciting experience, but it's important to balance bold patterns and colors with neutral elements to create a cohesive and visually appealing space. with these tips and tricks, you'll be able to choose a wallpaper that perfectly reflects your personality and style while creating a unique and adventurous space. if you are ready to update your home's design, fill out our residential design inquiry today.

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