Thursday, May 30, 2013

Creative Wallpaper Ideas

Wallpaper is no longer just considered the stuff that’s impossible to remove from your walls; it has become something far more useful than that! I’ve seen wallpaper popping up all over the place, including as art, on ceilings and even on furniture. Here are some great ways I’ve seen wallpaper being used around the web:

Okay so these first two aren’t unique in their placement, but I definitely love these patterns and the concept of leaving the wallpaper to be the decoration. Little else is needed when your walls are so snazzy.


If you want a little design in a room but don’t want to go all out, think of the ceiling as an accent wall. You can put a bold wallpaper on the ceiling and leave the walls a simpler shade. Or you can do as above and blanket the walls and ceiling with a pattern you love. If you want to see more great ceiling wallpaper examples, be sure to check out my pinboard.

Framing wallpaper is such a clever way to decorate your home exactly the way you want to. Just hit some garage sales or your local Good Will or Salvation Army and you’re sure to find some frames you can put wallpaper in. Don’t even worry about having glass to cover it; a raw wooden frame over a square piece of wallpaper would look fantastic.


I think shelving is a really neat place to put wallpaper. Like the ceiling, it’s a smaller commitment than papering an entire wall. This can add pops of color or design while staying somewhat hidden.

Now that you’ve seen some of these thrifty ways of using wallpaper, where would you dare use it besides a wall? Do you have any other suggestions that I haven’t included? I’d love to hear from you! 

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