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?

22 comments:

  1. I love this look! There are some wallpapers I absolutely LOVE but could never afford to do a whole room in. Its a great idea!

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  2. great, affordable idea! i love the Anya Larkin wallpaper!

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  3. Such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

    xo, Christina

    www.thestylestorm.com

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  4. Ok... I am obsessed with this and mad at myself for not ever thinking of this idea. So glad you posted :)

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  5. Yes! Love this especially since taking down wall paper is one of my least favorite things. I have helped take it down in almost every room in my parents' home. And if I can't find wallpaper, I wouldn't mind framing some wrapping paper!

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  6. This is SUCH a chic concept. Love it.

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  7. Absolutely! This creates such an inviting parlor feel.


    xo
    Alison


    heartofgoldandluxury.blogspot.com

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  8. LOVE this. talk about bang for your buck!

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  9. cute!!; DD

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

    xoxo new post

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  10. I love the beautifully classic look of framed wallpaper...it's such a wonderful idea!

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  11. Absolutely I would!! I love the look! You have a great round-up here. Also, if you move and you have your framed wallpaper....it moves with you! So your investment has an even greater return!

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  12. Oh, I really love this!!! Talk about statement walls!!! Feeling inspired by this look, for sure! XO brynn

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  13. I love wallpaper, but it is a lot of work.. Love the idea of putting it into a panel! Great post!

    http://beautymovesme.com/

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  14. Love this idea!! I actually really appreciate it as there are so many gorgeous wallpapers out there I'd love to use, but since I'm living in a leased townhouse, can't actually install. Love the compromise of simply framing some-- all of the payoff of the pattern without the commitment!
    -Annie

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  15. This is such a gorgeous way to add a pretty accent to a room. Love it!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  16. Absolutely love this look! You're right, it's a cost effective and GREAT way to bring a unique look to any room.
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  17. That Anya paper is amazing!! I would love it! I did incorporate this idea into my bedroom and we've been really happy with it.
    http://thelittleblackdoor.blogspot.com/2012/05/wrap-it-up.html

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  18. yes definitely! I have already in my bedroom :)

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