It’s the year of staying at home and sheltering in place. Considering safety, not many of us have the opportunity to visit the great outdoors now. But that doesn’t mean we can’t bring the great outdoors into our homes. Growing beautiful and easy-to-care-for houseplants have become much-needed therapy for many.
But houseplants aren’t the only way to declare your love for nature. With an endless variety of colors, patterns, materials, and even textures, designing a space with wallpaper is one other fabulous way.
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Go Home To Nature
Becoming one with nature can be as easy as going home. There are many decorative materials you can use to make a big change and style in your home. You can change a room with paint, you can tear down walls to open up space, or you can completely remodel your home. But decorating with wallpaper is one of the simpler less time-consuming, and cost-effective ways to make a big impact in your space. It’s an instant upgrade!
Wallpaper has been around for many centuries. Its primitive versions could be dated as far as back as the Papyrus of Egypt although many scholars point to Ancient China. The printmaking technique became the most en vogue during the Renaissance era when landed gentry started decorating their homes with wallpaper.
Today wallpapers also go by the name wallcovering because many new types are not made out of paper.
If you are someone who wants to change up your home’s look every few years, wallpapers are the most cost-efficient, sensible choice to change your interiors. You won’t have to renovate your space entirely with carpentry or paint. Decorating with wallpapers makes a huge impact on your space.
Wallcoverings add depth to a dead wall. Depending on the design, it can add movement and warmth. With so many different styles to choose from, you can be sure to find one that reflects your taste perfectly.
With better technology and machinery, the wallcovering is now much more resistant and durable. Manufacturers have access to vinyl, which they can use to imitate more fragile textiles. The look and feel are luxurious and stunning, but less expensive and more heavy-duty!
How To Choose The Right Wallpaper For Your Interiors
Having nature-inspired wallpaper to your room isn’t just choosing the pattern with the most leaves and calling it a day. In selecting the wallpaper style, you must consider the rest of your decor. It should complement each other piece in the room, and the design should make sense and should feel like a natural presence in the space.
These are some examples of wallpaper styles. Nature-inspired wallpapers come in all these varying styles.
Victorian: The Victorian wallpaper style attracts both the regal and the quirky. Some patterns go in and out of trend. The baroque floral damask can be tricky if one does not style it well with the rest of the room. Too much Victorian style in one space can feel dated and dusty. But with the right styling, like these floral patterns below, a room can go from museum to luxe living.
Formal: What could be more luxe and tres elegant than this wallpaper style? While many homes with the formal interior keep their wallpapers muted and pinstriped, some prints allow you to bring nature in without grabbing attention.
Glam: It’s like Victorian and Formal styles had a baby, but the baby had a loudspeaker. That’s how I would describe the glam interior style. Glam wallpaper can be embossed, flocked, crystal, or glitter embedded. These wallcoverings give a dramatic, feminine touch to a room.
Rustic: If you are aiming for something cozy with some texture and depth, the rustic wallpaper style might be the one for you. Two of the best interior design trends today is the exposed worn brick wall and the wood wallpaper. These designs add character to a room, and it works for both feminine and masculine interior decor. But not all buildings or houses have aged brick walls or antique wood walls to strip down to. Wallpapers are the best solution!
Casual: Perhaps the most trending interior design is the relaxed, spacious, and breezy casual style. The details in the interiors are simple, calming horizontal lines instead of the formal vertical lines. Wallpaper layouts don’t have to be symmetrical, and the patterns can be abstract. The casual interior design can be mixed with the rustic, bohemian, or the minimalist’s eclectic or country.
When choosing the right wallpaper color for your interiors, the best rule of thumb is to match the window treatment, flooring, and furniture with the wallpaper.
Always remember to stick to the color palette of your room. Select a wallpaper that does not clash with the main focal point of the space.
To create drama and contrast, repeat the accent color as the main color in your wallpaper.
If you are not covering the whole room with wallpaper, repeat the wall paint color as the main wallpaper color.
For an accent wall, choose a color pattern that is a few values lighter than the paint color of the room.
How to Style The Room With Wallpapers
Not all styles work the same way. This is the part where we remind you to consult an interior decorator to really get your ideas across. Some options for styling include:
Cover all the walls – If you are going for a large scale or a simple design, covering all the walls give a trendy vibe.
Feature one wall – Give your room a statement corner by highlighting one area. Add a wallpaper by the headboard or in the center of your living room.
Wallpaper with a chair rail – this is a classic look that divides a wall and adds some flair to a room. Most designs have a strong solid color below and the wallpaper above. But you can make it unique and flip the style. Select a gorgeous wallpaper pattern to stick in the lower part of the wall and a coordinating color above it.
Wallpaper on the ceiling – It’s not unheard of!
Nature Inspired Wallpapers
It is easy to decide on an interior wallpaper for your space when you listen to your personal style and get the right design tips. Transform a so-so room into the dramatic or tropical paradise you’ve dreamed of with the right wallpaper treatment.
For a small investment of a few rolls of wallpaper and a skilled worker who can help you install these works, you can completely transform your room!