Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Contemporary Wallpaper Design Trends

Hi Friends,

From traditional and classic to bold and graphic, wallpaper is back in a big way. We can't get enough of its room-transforming, style-defining powers. Take a peek at what two experts are loving about wallpaper now, compliments of Melissa Macron.

Size Matters

Just as wallpaper can help change the feel of a too-big room, it can rescue a too-small space as well. A clever way to open up a room with low ceilings? Says Gulley, Try a vertical stripe, like the crisp pattern shown here, to create the illusion of height. And if you've ever avoided wearing horizontal stripes for fear of appearing wider, then you understand why Gulley suggests just that pattern to make a small space seem roomier. Photo courtesy of Kreme.

Make a Statement

Wallpapers can make almost any type of design statement, says Wilder. Soft, organic lines lend a soothing touch to a room, whereas bold geometrics can really add vibrancy and energy to a dull space. Photo courtesy of Kreme. Try using damask prints, like our Folk Flower, for a more traditional look, suggests Wilder. Pair with modern accessories or furnishings to keep the room feeling current.

Right About Now

Rather than editing artwork to computer perfection, leave the natural imperfections to lend softness and an organic quality to any space. Think: Bespoke, handmade and eco-friendly. People want things that add real value and meaning, along with things that are handcrafted, Wilder says. This Spiro pattern was inspired by the clean geometry from a Spirograph and was painted by hand, imparting a sense of uniqueness. No two lines are exactly the same. These natural imperfections are what make artwork special. Wilder suggests accessorizing with other handmade, organic-looking pieces to enhance the handmade with care theme. Photo courtesy of Kreme.

Just a few ideas to get you going on your next wallpaper project...

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