Reconsider Wallcovering

I have been designing interiors for 15 years and most of those interiors have been coated with some shade of Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore. Not to hate on paint- it creates the mood for every room and is easily altered for when the mood changes. But I am so excited to see wallcovering being used more and more. It is such a great way to add bold pattern and unexpected whimsy to a room.

Not feeling too brave? There are lots of ways to experiment or start small.

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1.       Wallpaper an accent wall

A bed wall or focal point wall, like a foyer or the backs of built-ins, is a great way to add a pop of pattern without having to go for the gusto on the whole room (and the whole expense).

 

2.       Cover a powder room

Powder rooms are my favorite place to do something bold. It is a small space that doesn’t need to be made to feel large; it is only for a temporary visit after all.

 

3.       Try texture instead of pattern

Can’t decide on a pattern or afraid of getting tired of something graphic? Textured wallcovering is timeless and adds subtle elegance to a space. Try some of the newer printed or embossed patterned grasscloths and linens for a little more “oomph”.

 

4.       Use temporary paper

Still not totally sold? There are some great options that are temporary- think “Contact” paper. Here is one brand I found at market and think has great patterns:

http://www.tempaperdesigns.com/

 

Visit my houzz page (http://www.houzz.com/pro/amy-emery/amy-emery-interior-design)  for a little inspiration- I created a Wallcovering Ideabook showing some examples of these ideas:

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/47242418/thumbs/wallcoverings-ideas

 

Some other resources:

www.phillipjeffries.com

www.innovationsusa.com

https://www.fschumacher.com/browse/wallcoverings