Last week I spent some time sourcing wallpaper for a client project – a burst of color and pattern for a small hallway within a master suite. Perfect and space changing. Every time I source a wallpaper, I am inspired by the potential it can bring to a room. I am also impressed by the variety of wallpapers available today – from traditional designs from historic companies to new colors, patterns and printing methods from small, artist driven firms. A few things I think about, when thinking about wallpaper…
Bring nature inside
Wallpaper designer Jill Malek creates “patterns influenced by fluctuating movements found in nature and the world around us“. Her newest series, Shifting Landscapes, is inspired by the transforming nature of our shared landscapes.
A more literal approach to reflecting nature, the use of photo wall murals to create a unique landscape on an interior wall.
Small space, big impact
Provide even the smallest, simplest spaces with personality. A hall, a powder room, an entryway.
Show off and/or camouflage
Use wallpaper to create something beautiful from an awkward architectural element.
Or use wallpaper to hide something – an unfortunate door, a column.
Don’t forget the ceilings
Bring the view up by placing wallpaper on the ceiling – the ultimate accent wall.
Cocoon yourself in texture
Grasscloth, velvet, cork, paper fibers are just a few of the textures available for the homeowner who wants to be simply enveloped within a material. An especially soothing way to start or end a day.
Endless things to think about. Sigh...
Want more inspiration? Check out my "wallpaper" board on Pinterest.