Wall Decorating Tips from Laura Gaskill: 10 Tips for Finding the Right Pattern

Wall Decorating Tips from Laura Gaskill: 10 Tips for Finding the Right Pattern
By:  August 28, 2014

It can add texture, color, pattern or a painterly scene — even more so than paint, wallpaper can change the entire look of a room. But given the cost and the need for professional installation (a must), wallpaper can seem like a risky commitment. If you’ve been wanting to add wallpaper to your space but keep shying away, these 10 tips should help ease some of the fear factor. Armed with good information, you can find the right wallpaper for you.

1. Clip lots of images. If you haven’t done so already, begin collecting images of rooms with wallpaper you love. Use Houzz, clip from magazines and even snap photos of wallpaper you love in cafés and hotels. Examine the images you’ve collected and see if a pattern emerges. Do you love chinoiserie, like the stunning de Gournay wallpaper shown here? Are the wallpapers in your inspiration folder more scenic (birds, toile), bold and graphic, or subtle and organic? If you can name a few themes running through the images you love, it will help narrow down your search for the perfect paper. …Read Full Article

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