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Tips for Incorporating Bold Wallpaper Patterns in Your Home

Tips for Incorporating Bold Wallpaper Patterns in Your Home

  • Denyse Salvador

Wallpaper gives you limitless potential for decorating your vertical spaces because of the vast number of designs that exist. However, it takes a discerning eye to use more vibrant wallpaper successfully. If you don’t treat it with care, it can easily drown out other elements of a room or appear woefully out of place among them. These tips for incorporating bold wallpaper patterns in your home can aid you in envisioning how to use it.

Create Links Through Common Colors

Bright colors are a common sight among animated wallpaper patterns. In fact, quite a few designs possess several different colors that fall outside the safe realm of neutrals. A way to ensure that such wallpapers work well in a room is creating links with common colors in other decorations. This echoing of hues will form a sense of cohesion throughout the space. To illustrate, you may select a floral wallpaper that features blue, pink, green, and violet. You could take cues from this and choose throw pillows with similar pink and blue designs, while using various shade of blue in your rug and accessories.

Simplify With a Neutral Palette

Should all this color coordination seem to complex, you can also find wallpapers that are achromatic, yet still bold because of the images and/or shapes on them. Patterns that position clear whites and deep blacks next to one another are particularly striking because they’re complete opposites. Just picture a black- and white-striped wallpaper and you can unmistakably see this effect at play. By taking away your concern for color, you simplify matters significantly. You can stick solely to white, grey, and black in a room and then put in that striking wallpaper without worrying about it being overly jarring.

Confine Them To Small Spaces

Since bold wallpaper inherently pulls in the focus of a viewer, you might not want to utilize it in large areas of the home such as the living room. There, it can threaten to visually swallow everything around it. However, if you confine conspicuously patterned wallpaper to small spaces this becomes less of an issue. Think of your home’s hallways and small guest bathrooms. You don’t tend to spend prolonged periods of time in these areas, so you’re less likely to grow tired of a “louder” pattern quickly. In addition, the reduced area of the walls in those places can become an effective container for the brimming energy of bold patterns.

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