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Three Unexpected Wall Coverings Returning to Design

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

There are two easy factors that can quickly transform a room: flooring and paint. However, it would be safe to say that there are four walls in most rooms with only one floor, so walls have an extreme influence on the room’s overall design. While painting walls is always a great option, there are many other ways you can influence your design with your wall coverings. Like many trends, some have come and went; however, we are seeing the return of some very unexpected wall covering recently. Here are three wall covering options that are coming back into style, surprisingly!

Wallpaper

If you asked someone a few years back their opinion on wallpaper, they would have probably said it is outdated and out of style. Yet we are seeing many gorgeous wallpaper options being put up in homes and businesses today. With advancements in technology, we have very highly-detailed wallpapers that can transform your room however you like. Plus, wallpaper gives you the option to even add texture to your walls, making it a surefire way to create a statement in your design.

Carpet

When is the last time you have seen carpet on walls or ceilings? It has probably been a while. Yet, many interior designers have been putting carpet in unique places. Carpet offers a gentler touch, which can add warmth to an atmosphere. We are starting to see carpet slowly coming back into design by being placed on walls, bars, and even ceilings; who would have thought!?

Imitation Brick

Brick was once considered an incomplete interior wall, then we slowly saw design styles, like industrial design, introduce the idea of exposing some of the architecture to create beauty in the atmosphere. This slowly transitioned over into other design themes, as well. Designs started allowing a more authentic style to be showcased through rawer materials like brick, concrete, and stones. Now we are even seeing imitation brick being added drywall to give the raw, aesthetic look!

It is crazy to watch designs come and go. The interior design industry is always evolving. Maybe these styles will become the norm someday? What are your thoughts on some of these wall coverings? Would you use them in your own design, or have you already? Let us know below in the comment section.

Big Bold Pattern on the Wall

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

The wallpaper and patterned wall trend looks like it is here to stay for a while. Big, bold patterns on the walls of bedrooms, dining rooms, powder rooms and even halls certainly bring energy and life to these rooms.  A single wall covered in wall paper or painted in a pattern using a stencil can make a big impact in a room.

Another great idea is using it in the bedroom. Putting a big, bold wallpaper or stencil on the wall behind the bed is a wonderful way to draw focus to the bed. There are wallpaper patterns and stencils that range from florals to simple geometric patterns so there is a wallpaper out there to suit every style.  Pattern size can range from delicate to bold.  A small pattern may look too busy on a large wall; bigger patterns have fewer repetitions.

How to decorate around these boldly patterned walls takes a little bit of finesse.  The easiest way to work with bold pattern is to use solid colors on big objects in the room like headboards, sofas and rugs.  Keeping the pattern on the wall or walls will keep your room from being too busy.  Keep flooring simple and neutral.  You could always pick up a color from the wallpaper in an area rug.  Add different scale patterns to accessories like pillows if you want to bring more pattern into the room. Mixing the scale of patterns in a single palette can create a harmonious look.  Choose big, small and medium patterns to work with the wallpapered or stenciled walls.