There are so many options these days when it comes to wallpaper—from vinyl to digital wallcovering options—that wallpapers no longer mean just one vibe. Picking out a few for your interiors? Here are some wonderful ideas to explore:
Go for a bit of whimsy
You can put a touch of playfulness in your living space by opting for a whimsical wallpaper, says Lifehacker. It can accent your living room or bedroom or work well with special pieces in your home. If you want something to break up the sober vibe in your rooms, this is one way to pull that off.
Explore subtle and minimalist designs
These designs often have more staying power because they’re less likely to clash with furniture, whether current or future ones. It’s also a good backdrop in case you have a lot of art pieces in your home. The last thing you want is for the wallpaper to upstage or overwhelm the space to the point that your paintings, sculptures or other art pieces are lost in the visual noise.
Play with lines
Stripes, whether horizontal or vertical, can also be a good choice. Learn to use them to your advantage. Vertical lines easily make a room seem taller, with a higher ceiling and add volume to the space. Horizontal ones, though, have the effect of making rooms wider and your ceilings shorter.
Go dark or light
A darker digital wallcovering will make your rooms smaller while a lighter one will make a room seem bigger. However, the downside to having lighter wallpapers is that they tend to fade out faster. Darker ones tend to last you longer. You’ll need to weigh your options carefully.
Check out patterns
There are also a variety of patterns you can choose from. Check out textured and patterned options that can help hide blemishes, marks and other unsightly imperfections on your wall.