Over here at Mindy Gayer Design Co., we’re big fans of wallpaper. In our eyes, it’s the perfect way to add a unique touch to any room. Today on the blog, we wanted to share with you a few of the best wallpapers to add some charm to your space, along with the tips and tricks we’ve learned over the years.
If you’re looking to install a pattern like we do in nearly every one of our projects, we always opt to hire a professional to do the hanging. However, it’s not nearly as hard to install (or remove!) as our grandmother has led us to believe, particularly if you’re the patient, committed type. With lots of peel-and-stick and pre-pasted options out there, there’s no time like the present to give it a whirl. And if you’re not quite ready to go all in and cover an entire room in your favorite pattern, we’ve got a few ideas to get a touch of pizazz without the full-blown commitment. Wallpapers vary significantly in price as well, so it’s best to measure your space, and then see what’s the best fit both aesthetically and budget-wise.
Try Adding Wallpaper…
To A Statement Wall
You’ve seen it before – One wall that has a fun, patterned wallpaper on display while the surrounding walls tone it down with a neutral or solid paint color. We love this look, and it’s always most cost-effective. In a smaller room, such as a nursery or kids’ room, it allows you to change it up quickly or splurge on nicer wallpaper for just a single wall. It’s also nice to add a little color to a space but still keep it sophisticated!
If you’re renting your home or apartment, or just aren’t quite ready to take the wallpaper leap, try adding a small dose to a furniture piece. Try paneling the back panels of a freestanding cabinet or credenza. We also love the idea of adding it to the inside of drawers for a fun touch if you have a little wallpaper leftover!
As A Backsplash
Try using a vinyl or similar type of wallpaper if you’re considering using wallpaper as a backsplash in a kitchen or bath, and do some research on the best ways to keep it looking fresh in a high-traffic area.
In Small Spaces
We know, we know… We said these were ideas that didn’t cover every wall! You know us – We couldn’t help but throw one bonus idea into our roundup of the best wallpapers. Have a tiny powder room? Try covering it head to toe in a neutral, patterned paper for an impactful pop of fun!
Whether you go wall-to-wall or start slow with an accent wall, wallpaper is such a fun way to add a little personality to your space. Check out some of our favorite wallpaper options & patterns below, and tag us @mindygayerdesign on Instagram with your projects. We’d love to see how you style your wallpaper picks!
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Shop Textured Wallpapers
We hope this roundup of the best wallpapers to use in your space is helpful! For more ideas on how to use wallpaper, check out our project portfolio and make sure you’re following along on Pinterest. If you’re ready to take the next step in decorating your space, head on over to our affiliate shop where we’re always saving new furniture and decor finds. Let us know in the comments what product roundup you’d like help shopping for next! Thanks for following along.