Posted on October 19 2017
Putting up wallpaper in your home can be a difficult decision and once you decide to go ahead with it, it might be even harder to figure out what wallpaper to put up! However, we’ve written a lot of articles to help you on your interior-decorating journey: DIY tips, style guides, you name it. From bathroom wallpaper (can you? should you?) to 2017 wallpaper trends, let’s take a look at all the wallpaper guides you need to read before you start your next project!
Benefits of Wallpaper
Why choose wallpaper in the first place? Isn’t paint easier, cheaper, and faster to put up? In these articles, we dispel some of the long-held myths about wallpaper!
For a quick list of why you should choose wallpaper instead of paint, give this one a read! Can you guess what the #1 reason is for why wallpaper is better than paint?
If you want a more exhaustive list, take a look at this article. Not only does it give you a visual comparison of paint versus wallpaper, but it includes a lot of information you may not have known before. For example, did you know that certain wallpapers are fully washable and scrubbable?
“Paste the wall” is a term we use a lot. For those new to wallpaper and its terminology, this DIY article takes you through the different steps, making it easy for you to achieve the perfect wallpaper look.
Wallpaper In Bathrooms
One of the most common questions homeowners have is “Can I put wallpaper in a bathroom?” and the answer is (usually) yes! We say “usually” because there are some circumstances where wallpaper in a bathroom isn’t a good idea, such as grasscloth in a poorly ventilated space (grasscloth wallpaper is made with materials that easily absorbs moisture). However, the issue of ventilation isn’t a problem in the majority of modern homes built today, so before you start any project, be sure to understand your space and what you’re working with. That can help you narrow down your bathroom wallpaper options.
Wallpaper in bathrooms is an excellent way to make the space feel more integrated with the rest of your home. Not only that, it adds a lot of style – nobody wants a dull bathroom, right? Here are some of our bathroom wallpaper guides! We’ve also included articles on powder rooms, which are different than bathrooms, but similar enough that you should take a look.
As part of the “All You Need To Know” series, this one is all about wallpaper in a bathroom. This comprehensive guide includes everything you need to know, including the difference between a bathroom and powder room, how to choose wallpaper based on the size of the space, the best bathroom wallpaper materials, and much more.
Watercolor wallpaper designs are a new favourite of ours, especially given how artistic it looks. With colors that blend perfectly together to create a gorgeous gradient effect, these watercolor wallpapers are a great way to add a personal touch to any bathroom space.
One of the best ways to impress your guests is with a beautifully designed powder room that makes them say, “wow” as soon as they step into the space. In this article, we take a look at 6 powder room wallpapers that works to transform the room, creating an elegant atmosphere.
Wallpaper Trends for 2017
The most common image people think of when they hear the word “wallpaper” is the thin, unattractive wallpaper that takes hours upon hours to scrape off. Unfortunately, this labour-intensive image has done a lot to make wallpaper seem out of trend.
Is wallpaper out of style? The answer is a resounding no! Wallpaper is always a trendy, stylish choice for home interior decorators who want a unique and creative look. Wallpaper technology has come a long way (see our “paste the wall” article above), but at the same time, wallpaper designs have improved as well.
A new year means we’ve got new trends to share with you! Trendy wallpaper in 2017 features some of the most creative, innovative designs we’ve seen so far.
2016 wallpaper trends helped usher in some of our favourite patterns, and the same can be said for 2017 as well! In this article, we’ve highlighted the top 5 wallpaper trends for 2017, which includes the increasing use of faux finish (concrete, brick, wood, etc.) wallpaper in commercial/corporate settings, and using large-scale murals to make a statement.
When Pantone released their pick for 2017’s color of the year, we couldn’t help but get excited with all the interior design possibilities. Greenery is such a beautiful, peaceful color that’s perfect for any space in the house. In this article, we choose some of our favourite wallpapers that feature this bright, energetic green.
Seasonal trends are slightly different than annual trends since they're very specific to a certain time of year, and they're usually tied to the idea of the season - chilly winters, spring representing renewal, summer as a time for fun and experimenting, and fall as a classic transition. With winter wallpaper trends, the general idea is to create a cozy, warm environment. One popular way we’re seeing interior decorators achieve this is with the use of wood wallpaper.
Wallpaper in a Small Room
Small spaces can be tricky to wallpaper because certain colors and patterns might make the room feel even smaller - something you definitely don’t want! In these articles, we tackle this issue head-on by offering our tips on how to wallpaper a small room.
This guide takes you through the various steps of wallpapering a small space. Knowing your space, understanding how light affects the room, and creating cohesion are some of the topics you’ll read about.
Look at color and pattern, this article is all about understanding how these elements work to transform the rooms in your home.
Striped wallpaper is always an easy option if you’re working with a small space. Horizontal stripes can make a wall appear wider, while vertical stripes make a wall appear taller.
“All You Need To Know” Wallpaper Guides
We mentioned our bathroom wallpaper guide above, so let’s take a look at all the ones we have for you so far. Wallpaper functions slightly differently in each room of the house because each room is used differently.
Durability, playfulness, and a wallpaper pattern that will grow alongside the kids – these are some of the main factors interior designers will need to think about when choosing wallpaper for a kid’s room.
In this living room wallpaper guide, we take a look at space usage, how wallpaper interacts with other furniture items, and offer some of our favourite living room wallpapers for inspiration.
Create a brainstorming sheet with us in this guide on bedroom wallpaper. With any project, a good tip is to get pen and paper so that you can take notes. Color, pattern, mood – be sure to consider all of these aspects when putting up wallpaper in a bedroom.
How important is color and pattern in a home office? Did you know that some colors boost productivity and focus? In this article, we explore how different types of home offices, and offer some of our favourite wallpaper designs for a variety of workspaces, whether it’s used by kids, artists, or as a general office.