September 12, 2016
Wallpaper: How It Can Add an Instant Face Lift to Your Home
Are you having a hard time thinking of how to give your home or cottage a facelift without spending a fortune? Let wallpaper come to your rescue! You can make a cottage vacation home, house, or condo look brand new with a little creativity and some wallpaper.
Small Effort with Big Impact
If it seems to be a huge challenge to consider wallpapering the whole room, or if the budget does not permit it, try an accent wall. Textures, colours, and placement are more important than fancy, expensive papers and complicated jobs.
In the living area, a beautiful grass cloth accent wall is a simple way to bring freshness to neutral décor. Faux wood wallpaper can really add a cabin-in-the-woods feel to a bathroom or pantry. Brick wallpaper looks great in a bedroom along the wall where your headboard will be placed. Even muted colours like beige and linen can look amazing when they have either matte or polished finishes, or even geometric designs.
Play with Texture
Wallpaper doesn’t have to be strictly a wall-covering addition to a room. Use embossed wallpapers on the ceilings. Frame a couple of sheets of expensive wallpaper with moulding on a painted wall. You could also use wallpaper to refresh a tired dresser. Open shelves look great when they are backed with printed wallpaper.
For tiny washrooms, white walls make the space look bigger. However, white is so plain. Use silver or gold designs on a white wallpaper to cover the area just over the sink. The subtle colour will make the room seem bigger and more elegant. You could even use a bold-coloured pattern in that small space. It will draw the eye to the color and design, instead of the minimal measurements of the space.
Think Beyond the Wall
Lining shelves, making a faux headboard, covering battered stairs – there are so many uses for wallpaper that will make your home or cottage look new with little effort and expense. Start small, use big imagination!
It can also be an inexpensive way to spruce up your vacation home to rent, as your cottage can be transformed with new paper. Renting your property can earn extra income to help fund your mortgage, create a renovation budget or simply add to your savings account.
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