11 Ways to Roll With Wallpaper All Over the Home
Ditch the misconceptions and latch on to some great ideas for decorating your walls with patterned, textural and colorful wallpaper.
My stock answer: no, actually it’s just the opposite. Wallpaper is very much in fashion, and I think it always will be. Additionally, in most cases it’s easier to clean than painted walls. Proper installation by a professional wallpaper hanger and a high-quality paper are key.
Wallpaper is a wonderful design tool. I use it for almost every project: bathrooms, bedrooms, stairs, kitchens and cabinets. Name a flat surface; I’ve probably papered it. Here are some creative applications of wallpaper by talented Houzz designers. Consider one of these for your own home — you’ll be hooked. Wallpaper is here to stay.
In the bath. If you have tile wainscoting in a bathroom, consider wallpaper above the tile line, or the top two thirds of the wall. Wallpaper that is installed properly can withstand the steamy environment of showers. Using a fan or ventilating with windows is always a good idea.
In the kitchen. This application of wallpaper is brilliant. The designer selected a white subway tile backsplash with an open shelf above the splash line. Wallpaper was applied above the open shelf only. It’s great use of wallpaper in the kitchen that still allows for easy cleaning.