Wallpaper has made a major comeback with everyone ready to add a unique touch to their homes through the display of a wallpapered accent wall, but the big question always is, what walls do I accent? In this post, I am sharing my favorite spots for wallpaper, as well as some incredible designs.
Wallpaper can be a stylish and versatile design element to enhance the interior of your house. The best places to put wallpaper will depend on your personal style and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. Here are some of my favorite wallpaper options:
Where should I put wallpaper in my house?
- Accent Wall: Create a focal point by applying wallpaper to one wall in the living room. This can make a bold statement and draw attention to your chosen design or color scheme.
- Above a Fireplace: Wallpapering the area above a fireplace can add elegance and sophistication to your living room.
- Framed: If you want to add wallpaper but don’t want to fully commit, consider framing a wallpaper mural. I really like the look of a mural split into 3 frames that take up the entire wall. Photowall’s Tangled Jungle Mural, featured below, is such a majestic piece for accenting through framing.
- Behind the Bed: Apply wallpaper to the wall behind your bed to create a striking headboard effect. This can serve as the focal point of your bedroom.
- Closet or Wardrobe Doors: Consider adding wallpaper to the closet doors or the inside of your wardrobe for a touch of personality.
- Feature Wall: A wallpapered feature wall in the dining room can set the tone for the space and create a cozy or formal ambiance, depending on the design you choose.
- Above Chair Rail: Wallpaper can be applied above a chair rail to create a unique look and protect the lower portion of the wall from damage.
- China Cabinet: I love wallpapering the back of my China cabinet. It really adds a unique touch to displaying your china. I really like Photowall’s “Pretty Birds in Branches” wallpaper in the back of this china cabinet.
- Above the Wainscoting: Applying wallpaper above a wainscoting or on the upper half of the bathroom walls can add character to this space.
- Inside Bathroom Cabinets: Consider lining the back of bathroom cabinets or shelving with wallpaper for a pleasant surprise when you open the doors.
- Backsplash: Use wallpaper as a backsplash in the kitchen. Be sure to apply a clear, protective coating or glass panel over the wallpaper to make it moisture-resistant and easy to clean.
Hallways and Entryways
- Hallway Walls: Hallways can often be overlooked but can benefit from a touch of style with wallpaper to make them more interesting.
- Entryway: Make a great first impression by wallpapering the entryway walls.
- Feature Wall: A wallpapered feature wall in a home office can add character and make the space more inviting.
- Inside Bookshelves: Line the back of your bookshelves or storage units with wallpaper to showcase your personal style.
- All Over: A small powder room is an ideal space for bold or dramatic wallpaper patterns.
- Above Wainscoting: Apply wallpaper above a wainscoting or on the upper half of the walls in a powder room for an elegant look.
- All Over: Kids’ rooms are a great place to experiment with fun and colorful wallpaper designs. You can cover all the walls or create an accent wall.
- Inside Closets: Applying wallpaper inside the closet or on the back of wardrobe doors can be a delightful surprise.
Remember to choose wallpaper designs that match the overall theme and color scheme of your home. Additionally, consider the lighting and the size of the space when selecting wallpaper patterns and colors. Proper installation is also crucial to ensure a polished and long-lasting look.