Wallpaper Ideas: Find the Perfect Fit


5 Wallpaper Ideas to Help You Find the Right Fit

There’s a lot of wallpaper trends – some of which are more timeless than others. In fact, the sheer amount of wallpaper ideas and options to choose from can make the task of finding a good fit feel overwhelming. However, finding the right wallpaper for each room can truly make or break the entire ambiance of your home – so it’s very important to get it right.

Fortunately, there are plenty of tips and advice for finding the right fit. Here, our team of design-build experts review their top five wallpaper ideas for pinpointing the ideal match for your unique tastes.

1. Sample, Sample, Sample!

Wallpaper color swath samples spread out on a table

Just like you would if you were shopping for paint, you should always ask to sample any of the wallpaper designs that you’re considering. When working with a trusted design-build firm, you’ll have access to in-house experts and industry-leading subcontractors who can provide you with such services. Once it’s in your hands, try temporarily attaching it to the wall where you’d want it to be applied and just observe. After all, there’s no better than putting it to the test in real life. When you work with a design-build firm, you should generally have no problems gaining access to any number of samples.

2. Pick a Consistent Wallpaper Theme

If you have a room theme in mind, or an existing theme throughout the rest of your house, you should definitely try to stick with that when choosing your wallpaper. This will ensure the space matches the vibe of the rest of your home so it flows naturally and stays in line aesthetically. After all, the last thing you want is for a room to appear random or out of place. Also, this will guarantee that the wallpaper design matches with any decorative items and accessories you already have, while remaining consistent and in line with your own unique style.

3. Consider Your Wallpaper Colors

Wallpaper color sample swaths

Considering colors might sound like obvious advice, but there are a few less-than-obvious tips you can follow in regards to interior design. For example, did you know that picking lighter shades of wallpaper can trick the mind into thinking a room is larger? On the other hand, darker colors tend to make the walls seem closer together and therefore give the appearance that a room is visually smaller. Plus, colors can make a huge difference in one’s feelings. Cooler colors give a more tranquil ambiance, whereas warmer colors make the room feel more lively and alert. With that in mind, you should consider the general purpose of the room; a master bedroom is more private and quiet, whereas living rooms and kitchen are more communal. This will play a big role in the wallpaper you ultimately choose.

4. Pay Attention to Wallpaper Pattern Size

Wallpaper sample patterns

Did you know that a larger scale print has the effect of making a room feel more intimate, while a smaller scale pattern gives off the illusion of increased light and space? It’s true. The scale of the wallpaper pattern you select can completely change the dynamics of the room that it’s in. So, carefully observe the room you’re in – either by yourself or with your designers – to help determine what you want to achieve with your wallpaper.

5. Look at Lots of Patterns

A lineup of different colored wallpaper swaths

Take your time and look at a large variety of designs, patterns, and styles to make sure you consider all potential options. Following a Pinterest page with wallpaper ideas and examples is a great place to start. Just be careful not to get too caught up on one pattern too soon, and always keep an open mind when it comes to choosing between different wallpaper ideas. After all, there’s a lot of inspiration out there!

Ready to Find the Right Wallpaper Fit for Your Home?

Finding the right fit can be a time-consuming process – but that’s part of the journey! If you’d like to learn more about our wallpaper ideas, feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to help!


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