If you thought wallpaper was just for walls, think again, there are many other practical and fun ideas you can use wallpaper for. Those left over pieces or samples can be put to good use especially in the bedroom, where you can create elegant bedroom screens to decoupage boxes for storing your personal items in. Not forgetting scented liners for your drawers, just spray the wallpaper with either your favourite perfume or scented water.
If your wardrobe doors have seen better days, you can use wallpaper for a new look, just measure your wallpaper to the size of the doors and apply wallpaper paste and stick. Make sure you paint the edges on the doors to match or contrast with your wallpaper.
One of the new ideas being used in the home, is using wallpaper in picture frames. Sometimes you would rather keep walls plain, but with the range of wallpapers about at the moment, with many in bold patterns, a simple picture frame with a sample of wallpaper could look like a work of art.
Just remember to keep your off-cuts, you might be able to think of new ways to use them.
Updating a bedroom doesn’t have to cost a fortune, a few simple changes can bring life back into the room and make it feel fresher. If your budget doesn’t stretch to a full overhaul, then these nifty little ideas will help get you the look you want.
Wallpaper can instantly add a new dimension to a room, but you don’t have to spend a huge amount to do the whole room, create a feature wall in your bedroom, choose a dramatic looking paper and the transformation will make it seem as if you have decorated all the room.
If your bedroom is feeling a little dark, introduce reflected surfaces, such as mirrors, not necessarily on the ceiling, but a striking mirror will reflect light and add an extra dimension to the room.
The latest trend for the bedroom is florals in hot-house colours; you can simply achieve this look by buying a new set of bedding, or even adding a few cushions with large blooms on them. Display on your dressing table pretty florals accessories, like a clear glass vase holding a posy or a picture frame with a flowery image.
Last year we touched upon the monochrome trend for wallpapers and this year there seems to be even more choice to choose from. Black and white avoids colour mismatch and accessories can easily add striking contrast to a sophisticated backdrop.
Ideal places for the monochrome effect are the hallway and bathrooms; however there is a change with the two-tone effect moving into the bedroom for sublime elegance and impact can be achieved in the living room.
How you use the monochrome wallpaper available is depending on the light within your home and also the scene you wish to create. If you have a dark room, black wallpaper may appear over powering, however, a white background with a black accent will lighten the room. The brighter the room, the wider the choice as you will be able to use the black background with white accent.
Accessories also play an important aspect with the two tone design, with focus being on textures or the pattern within the wallpaper itself. You could also add a splash of colour against the monochrome backdrop, with fuchsias, teal and the new rave of lime green.