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5 Ways to Use Removable Wallpaper

POSTED BY DECORIST EDITORIAL TEAM
JUNE 16, 2017
Photo credit: Design Sponge

5 Unexpected Ways to Decorate With Wallpaper 

Don’t believe anyone who tells you that wallpaper is outdated. Sure, plastering bright floral wallpaper throughout your entire house should stay in the ‘70s, but there are still plenty of fresh, unique ways to decorate with wallpaper. In fact, incorporating wallpaper into your home’s decor can provide a fun, modern aesthetic that will charm any guests who walk through your front door. Plus, you can decorate with wallpaper without making a huge commitment to your design, especially now that there are so many great options for removable wallpaper. So read on and get some inspiration for how to revamp your home with a few splashes of wallpaper here and there. And remember – this is not your grandma’s wallpaper.   


Make Your Stairs Pop

Believe it or not, but you can make your stairs the statement piece in your home – you just need to make them pop. By covering stair risers in wallpaper, you draw the eye immediately to the stairs, which creates a fun, playful aesthetic. You can wallpaper every stair riser or alternate stair risers depending on the look you want to achieve. If you want to add character and quirk to a boring staircase, simply find a great adhesive wallpaper pattern you love and voila! It just may be the easiest way to update the look of your entryway. 

 

Transform a Bookshelf 

If you have an old, bland bookshelf that could use a little TLC and a lot of pizazz, consider lining the back with wallpaper. It’s a quick, easy project that you can complete in less than an hour, but it makes a big impact on the aesthetic of a space. You can opt for bright, patterned wallpaper that really pops, or you can opt for a subtler design that gives a hint of elegance. Either way, you’ll immediately transform the look of your space.

 

Create Peek-a-Boo Blinds

Now this is definitely an unexpected move. If you want to find a really fun, unique spot for your wallpaper, consider wallpapering your blinds. That way, when the blinds are shut, you’ll have a bright, beautiful pattern to admire. Wallpapering blinds takes a bit of patience and precision, but it’s well worth the charming effect you’ll achieve in the end.

 

Design Eye-Catching Art

Here’s a well-kept designer secret: You don’t need to shell out a small fortune on wall art when you’re designing a room. In fact, you can make a big impact on a space with something as simple as wallpaper. You can wallpaper ready-framed panels for an immediate artistic touch to a room, or you can cut out a piece of wallpaper and hang it in a glass frame for a quick, yet attractive, piece of art. 

 

Refurbish Boring Drawers

If you have a cabinet or dresser that makes you feel underwhelmed when you look at it, consider bringing it to life with a bit of wallpaper. By adding removable wallpaper to the outside or even to the interior as drawer liners, you can give your dresser an immediate facelift. And since it’s so simple – and reversible – there’s really no reason not to try it.

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