It’s Friday and school’s out! Oh, yeah!! (The Snicker song just came on – I know you know it!!)
And I’ve got Mark Hampton’s chapter on wallpaper on the brain – fun stuff to think about, if ya ask me! And although he was most known for using chintz, I want to share a few of his ideas/thoughts on the wallpaper subject since (not only was it my favorite chapter) it might just inspire you to wallpaper a room or two!
1. Strongly patterned wallpaper very often makes a small room look larger. “It seems larger because you immediately have a point of reference.” This trick works the best in tiny rooms.
2. Often, a wallpaper allows several patterns to play together in an “orderly” way; meaning it can unify lots of patterns, making the space have a sense of purpose rather than looking random. It can unify lots of “disparate elements or decorating that you love but that you find difficult to mix.”
3. Wallpaper can be a great background for art… seems counterintuitive, but a patterned background can have a calming effect when there is a combination of drawings and paintings.
4. The fear of wallpaper creating a “fussy” look is an opinion of taste not a fact. A room can look sleek and modern in wallpaper.
5. In rooms where the furniture is moved frequently, wallpaper works great because when the arrangement is changed there are no “blank” areas on the walls.
6. Wallpaper is also perfect when your room lacks architectural interest. “If the existing architectural details are bland, the mood of the room becomes far more assertive with the help of a good, strong wallpaper in a definite style.”
7. And finally, wallpaper is great when your walls are in bad shape or you love to move pictures, since it’s perfect for hiding nail holes!
All Fabulous reasons to look into some wallpaper! But really, I just love it ’cause it’s soooo purdy! But, hey, if it can make your rooms look bigger, walls look smoother and artwork smarter – then all the better!! Cheers and TGIF!