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!


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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