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Wallpaper Ideas – How to Choose the Best Wallpapers

May 27, 2016

The revival of wallpapers has created a passionate response from those who care about interior design. Embraced for being expressive, stylish and versatile, wallpaper can give your home some unique character. With the rebirth of this trend, we have partnered with Kate O’Hara of Martha O’Hara Interiors to offer a few wallpaper ideas and tips to enhance your home and reflect your personal style.

SUBTLE ELEGANCE

wallpaper ideasPHOTO SOURCES: Troy Thies Photography | Corey Gaffer Photography

Using soft patterns in neutral tones, formal spaces such as the dining rooms above take on a quiet elegance that is rarely achieved by paint alone. The above images are proof positive that a wallpaper does not have to be bright or bold to transform a room.

PLAYFUL EXPRESSION

wallpaper ideasPHOTO SOURCES: Troy Thies Photography | Susan Gilmore Photography

In kids rooms, craft rooms, and guest rooms, bright and expressive patterns can give you the opportunity to explore styles you might be nervous about introducing to the main thoroughfares of your home. Bathrooms, in particular, can be tricky areas to give personality. An expressive wallpaper will always do the trick – and because bathrooms are small, it’s much less expensive to paper these parts of your home.

JUST FOR YOU

wallpaper ideasPHOTO SOURCES: Troy Thies Photography

Rooms that are typically designed around one or two primary users – such as a bedroom or office – are great places to select a wallpaper that you love as an expression of your personal style. Anything goes in a space like this, from subtle, to playful, to irreverent. While you might keep your guests in mind throughout other areas in your home, personal rooms give you the freedom to fully express yourself.

DRAMATIC CONTRAST

wallpaper ideasPHOTO SOURCES: Troy Thies Photography

High-contrast wallpapers work very well on accent walls and small spaces. Of course, they also work on all the walls of a room that you want to pack a punch!

ON A BUDGET

wallpaper ideasPHOTO SOURCES: Troy Thies Photography

Used in smaller spaces, like powder baths, behind bookshelves, or on ceilings, wallpapers can be used in smaller quantities to vivid effect. Using wallpapers in creative ways can save you money and be the very thing that your guests comment on time and again.

When it comes down to it, using wallpaper should be approached just like any fabric. With thoughtful consideration of your style goals, and with a bit of courage, the possibilities are limitless!

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© 2019 Robert Thomas Homes Inc. All rights reserved. Prices, floor plans, home elevations, options, upgrades, specifications, incentives, promotions, and availability are subject to change without notice. Base prices or starting from prices of a home plan or floorplan do not include optional home elevations, options, upgrades, or lot premiums. Finished square footage and dimensions are approximate and subject to change without notice. Photos, virtual tours, video tours, and/or illustrations may not depict actual home plan configuration and/or details and may show certain options and upgrades not included in the base price or starting price of the home plan. Community improvements and amenities described are based upon current development plans and information furnished by others and are subject to change without notice. No representations are made with regards thereto. Community association fees and/or assessments, covenants, conditions, and restrictions may apply. Promotions and incentives may require the use of a certain lender that is an affiliate of Robert Thomas Homes, Inc. Floor plans and home elevations are used by permission by Robert Thomas Homes, Inc. and are protected by U.S. copyright laws. Please consult a Robert Thomas Homes, Inc. New Home Consultant for complete information. MN LIC BC644819

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