Say ‘wallpaper’ to some people and they’ll bounce back like a badly glued strip of the thing itself, peeling off the ceiling, while others come alive with a passion for brightly printed walls. Like it or not, the wallpaper trend comes and comes as predictably as the tide. And 2022 is wallpaper love!
I hate associating everything with the pandemic, but after tough times we tend to gravitate towards anything that expresses a bit of hope and optimism, and nothing does that more exuberantly than wallpaper.
Magnolia walls are for quieter times. Cheerful, bright, eclectic, custom wallpaper is a surefire way to banish the blues.
There are a few things to keep in mind when using wallpaper. The size of your room and the size of your print should match; it is so easy. So if you have a small room, go with some fine print. And if your room is big, you can go big and bold with your print.
But then again, rules are made to be broken and I’ve seen large prints work amazingly well in tiny under-stair bathrooms, so go with your gut and remember that our homes are expressions first are ourselves.
I love the effect of a fully wallpapered room in a bold print, but it’s a commitment. Try a pattern first. Get a strip of the wallpaper and use blu-tack or pins to hang it in the room you want to put it in to see if it works or not.
If you’re afraid of wallpaper, bathrooms are the perfect place to take a risk, as they’re traditionally small and hidden. So if something goes wrong, it’s out of sight.
I’m not a big fan of the statement wall, but if that’s your thing, then you do! A good compromise can be a panel, which is a strip of wallpaper in a wooden frame. It can look chic and decorative without taking over the space (or your bank account).
Don’t be afraid to use wallpaper in places you might not have thought of. It can be used in kitchens to create dramatic effects behind cabinets or around a kitchen island, or even as a backsplash as long as you’re tiling or protecting the area just behind the sink.
If you have the space, you can install hand-painted mural-style wallpaper, but it doesn’t come cheap. Be ready to pay and make sure you don’t get tired of it before committing. To attempt degournay.com and houseofhackney.com for inspiration.
https://www.independent.ie/life/home-garden/interiors/darren-kennedy-forget-boring-magnolia-paint-bright-eclectic-wallpaper-is-the-hottest-trend-of-the-year-41523020.html Darren Kennedy: Forget boring magnolia color—bright, versatile wallpaper is this year’s hottest trend