Friday, May 14, 2010

Bedroom Wallpaper Ideas

Decorating Bedroom with Wallpaper

A friend wanted to re-decorate her bedroom, but did not want to actually spend the money to change the existing furniture. The question she had was how exactly to achieve a make-over and not have to spend a bomb. Well, I had some ideas for her, which I am now sharing with you here! :)

Change the Bedroom Wall Colors

One of the easiest way to change the look of a bedroom is to change the wall colors. Painting the walls is often the easy way to do this. People often shy away from wallpapering because it can be a messy job, particularly if you are doing it for the first time. But I think that is a mistake. The look of the bedroom can be changed dramatically by wallpapering only one wall, or certain areas. Doing it this way is manageable for beginners, and it is not as time-consuming or tedious as trying to wallpaper an entire bedroom.

Wallpapering Ideas for Bedrooms

Less is better. Follow the adage less is better, and you will not go wrong with wallpapering. The trouble with some wallpapered rooms is that they go overboard, plastering repetitive or unattractive patterns across a room, almost
enveloping it. If opting for a pattern, limit it. Don't go floor to ceiling on all four walls with a busy pattern. Limit the pattern paper to halfway up the wall, and contrast with a solid, or, apply the patterned print to only one wall, creating an accent wall.

Small patterned wallpaper. Small patterned wallpaper can be a good choice in bedrooms. Linear prints, small floral's, small stripes or geometrics all work well. If you want something a little different, use a modern abstract paper, or a traditional French toile paper (generally a single or two-tone eighteenth century country scene). Break up walls with wallpaper. You can also use wallpaper borders as a way of breaking up the walls, especially if you have high ceilings. These can be used about a third of the way up the wall, as well as at the top.

Wallpaper accents. Find a fun wallpaper sample or remnant that really accents your room, and frame it. That's right, no photo, painting or poster needed; simply frame the printed wallpaper to add interest to a room. Maybe choose three complementary patterns and frame them to hang side by side. You can also create a headboard and frame it in a wallpaper border. Simply apply the wallpaper to the wall around the edges where the actual headboard touches the wall. Use a solid, contrasting colored border, or even a print pattern.

Wallpaper murals. Apply a wallpaper mural to just one wall. Great for kids' rooms, family and game rooms, and other rooms needing a fun touch. Murals feature colorful, interesting designs, and are easy to apply.

Here are some additional tips to keep in mind when picking out wallpaper for the bedroom:

1) Dark papers will usually make a room look smaller
2) Vertical stripes will make a room look taller
3) Horizontal strips will make a room look wider

Wallpaper Ideas for Bedrooms

Elegant Headboard Styled
Wallpaper for Bedroom

Purple Funk Wallpaper for Bedroom

Green Wallpaper (Leafy Motif) for Bedroom

Modern Deep Blue Motif
Wallpaper for bedroom


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