Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Framed Wallpaper Obsession

One of the most important factors of any design scheme is budget.   We all want a high-end look, but we don't always have the $$ to spend, especially on non-functional decor.  The best & most creative designers are those who can exceed a client's expectations no matter how restrictive a budget may be.  

If you don't have the money to wallpaper an entire room, one technique I love is to frame wallpaper.  Framing wallpaper rather than papering an entire wall allows you to incorporate a bold pattern you love on a smaller scale.  Paneling the same pattern three times and grouping it gives continuity and flow to the space.  It also acts as artwork!



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Even if you do have the funds to cover your walls, hanging panels of wallpaper with a little space in between each creates visual interest.  As you can see in this room, the continuity is still there, but the separate panels almost give a museum-like feel to the room:



One thing that seems to give people a lot of trouble is picking artwork for their homes. 
If your budget is very limited, or if you only want to add a dash of pattern to your space, use wallpaper as artwork!  Frame it and you have an instant canvas.  



I think I'm going to buy a few rolls of this hand-painted Anya Larkin wallpaper and frame them.  Delicious, no?!


Would you incorporate this look in to your own home?
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