Living Room Decor Ideas By Wallpaper
Wallpaper – what once was considered just a wallcovering solution to quickly update a room is now a staple of luxury décor. With varied colours, patterns, and textures, it goes on everything, from peace-loving bedroom walls to very busy kitchen walls, and never fails to add a hefty dose of wow and warmth to space. Similarly, when it comes to decorating the living room walls, nothing sets the scene quite like an alluring wallpaper. So, why not give your living room some visual intrigue with interesting wallpapers? If you are up for it but aren’t sure how, take a peek at these following ideas shared by our interior design experts at ZAD. We are sure you will snag one from the list!
Wrap The Entire Living Room
Fully papering your living room is an ideal option if the walls are flawed, corners are badly repaired or if there are other blemishes. Before deciding to take this route of covering the entire room, analyse your space carefully, like whether it follows an open-plan style by sitting together with your dining room or kitchen or takes on two roles doing double duty as a home office or party space. In case, if your living room is connected with your kitchen or dining space, it is good to choose a wallpaper that goes well with the already existing design elements, from colour to pattern, in order to avoid visual clashes. Pay much attention to not overload your space with too many patterns or too dramatic colours as sitting on all the four walls they can result in a chaotic and cluttered look. So, if you are getting committed to wallpaper your entire living room, play with contemporary colours, patterns, and styles so that you create something latest and extraordinary with an individual character.
Create An Accent Wall
If you are a little worried or bothered about covering your whole living room, throw the wallpaper on just one wall and create an interesting and eye-catchy focal point. This kind of accent wall does not take over the entire room but still brings an element of surprise by making a single wall pop. It also helps avoid the need for purchasing a large artwork for the room and makes one complete wall look like a piece of art. While choosing an accent wall, refrain from random selection and pick the right wall where your eyes are drawn to immediately as you step into your living room. This is a surefire way to enhance an already existing focal point and create even more a striking statement. Generally, the accent wall is a great canvas to experiment with unusual patterns, bold colours and unique styles that you would never get to try on a large scale with all the four walls. Creating an accent wall is also much easier on your pocket as compared to wallpapering the whole room.
Cover The Ceiling
Why confine your wallpaper only to the walls when you can take it to the ceilings? yes, wallpapers on ceilings are least expected but it is a brilliant way to bid adieu to traditional white ceilings. Wallpapers for your fifth wall can be in light or dark hues or a contrasting mix of various colours. Light colours on the ceilings can make a smaller room feel larger and on the flip side, darker shades tend to weigh it down. If you have a lot going on on the other four walls of your living room, opt for a wallpaper that comes with a more subtle and soft character and vice versa. Unlike the other four walls that easily support DIY wallpapering, the fifth wall asks for an “overhead” work which is highly back-breaking. So, if you are not really up for the DIY game and want to bypass the frustration and avoid sub-par work, be sure to hire a pro.
Decorate Your Furniture Pieces
And wallpapers don’t always belong to the brick and mortar structures like walls and ceilings; it can go on your furniture pieces as well. For instance, the tabletop, entertainment console, inside of the bookcase, and the back panel of the open wall unit are some of the super fun spaces where you can easily throw a striking wallpaper. This decorating technique also gives a great chance to up cycle your old favourite furniture that lost their lustre over the years and look for a new lease of life.
Note: Check for the expanding, shrinking, bending and warping properties of the wood before applying the wallpaper paste because most wood experiences slight dimensional changes when it absorbs the paste.
You can also install two wallpapers on one wall, if you are good at pairing. A pro tip: Make sure the colours and patterns of the two wallpapers complement each other. Try matching the dominant colours and stay on the same patterns with varying scales to avoid confusion and decision regret down the line