This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase through these links, we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to yourself.
But, the fact is, many people do choose to use wallpaper as part of their home decorating scheme.
And you know what?
Wallpaper can actually look quite nice when selected and applied properly!
With today’s new peel and remove wallpaper, the old days of standing with a steamer and a scraper for days are pretty much over. If you haven’t looked at wallpaper in the past few years, take the time to rediscover it. There are so many new textures and options that wallpaper has become fun again. Source
Yep, wallpaper is a great way to spruce up your home. Thanks to today’s modern printing techniques, you can choose from beautiful color palettes, as well as gorgeous designs — more than ever before.
So, even if you’ve never considered using wallpaper in your home before, you may want to think about wallpapering one or two rooms — or just one or two walls — to add little zing to your home decor.
If rock bottom is your bottom line, then a simple paint job is probably the way to go. But if you were planning on spending a little more to get a really nice paint job — perhaps one with murals, borders or faux finishes — then you might want to consider wallpaper. Source
By incorporating your unique personality and style, wallpapering is a wonderful way to decorate your home and make it your own!
Here are some modern home wallpaper designs, plus tips for hanging wallpaper yourself…
Tips For Working With Modern Home Wallpaper
Use this wallpaper calculator based on the height and width of your walls.
- The Best Way To Remove Old Wallpaper
- Home Wallpaper Removal Tips That Work!
- An Eco-Friendly Way To Remove Wallpaper
NOTE: Be aware of the fact that rolls of wallpaper have dye lots. Ideally, the wallpaper purchased for an entire room should all be from the same dye lot. Otherwise, shades, hues, and patterns may not match up perfectly.
Create an accent wall. Start by setting a focal point. Wallpaper has made a serious comeback and will create a dramatic effect. Choose a large-scale pattern, such as this muted damask in calming hues of French blue and pewter. Cover one wall with the wallpaper, and paint the other walls and the ceiling a corresponding soft color. Check out stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s and online retailers for great wallpaper designs at affordable prices. Source
NOTE: In order for flower wallpaper to work best in a room, the room should also have a lot of solid, plain colors and surfaces elsewhere to complement the bolder, brighter flower patterns. Otherwise, the room could be perceived as “too loud.”
TIP: Consider having your favorite photo or painting (one that you’ve painted) digitally added to wallpaper. It’s a great way to put art on your wall without having go the traditional route with a frame or poster. Wall murals are another way to add a fun twist to wallpaper. (Here’s how to paint your own wall mural.)
Today’s wallpaper is at the forefront of the freshest and trendiest interior design fashions and can be used to great effect when decorating your home. Modern wallpaper not only looks and feels good, but it can really uplift and inspire, and introduce a sense of style and design to any interior space. Wallpaper can add texture and depth to a room – even the most subtle texture or pattern can add the illusion of depth and warmth that paint cannot. Source
More Modern Home Wallpaper Tips
- How To Decorate Your Living Space With Modern Home Wallpaper
- Wallpaper Tips To Stylishly Decorate Your Home
- Tips For Choosing The Best Wallpaper
- How To Work Wallpaper INTO Your Current Design Scheme
- DIY Painted Wallpaper Idea
- Wallpaper Is Back!
- Understanding Wallpaper & Wallcoverings
I like to help people find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about “outside the box” Household Tips and Life Hacks that most wouldn’t think of. I’m super-organized. And I LOVE to clean! I even enjoy doing laundry (but not ironing). I’m also a lifelong dog owner — so I often share my favorite tips for living with dogs inside your home (like smart home design choices and dog-friendly cleaning & decorating ideas). Career-wise, I’ve been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started… and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). Prior to that, I worked in Higher Ed over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I’m truly passionate about instead. For example, I’ve worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo — to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. When I’m not cleaning, organizing, decorating, or fixing something… you’ll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I’ve personally written over 200 articles about cleaning, organization, DIY repairs, and household hacks on this site! A few have over 2M shares; many others have over 100K shares.