How to Incorporate Wallpaper in Your Décor

Posted on: March 25th, 2020

Nothing can shake up a boring room like an interesting wallpaper design, color or texture. If you are apprehensive about committing to covering all the walls in a room, consider using some interesting alternative ways to use it. Try these décor tips to ease you into the wonderful world of wall coverings.

Feature Wall

Pick one wall in your room to make a statement with your interior design. If the wall doesn’t get much natural light, choose a light color or a reflective paper to lighten it up. To make a bold statement, try a bright color or interesting print and use pillows or rugs to brings colors from it into the room.

Door Panels

If you like repurposing old furniture and have a paneled cabinet or door, why not paper the panel? Pick out a print that complements the paint or colors in the room. If you want to reflect the age or origins of the piece, look for antique designs and colors.


For a low cost and easy way to use wallpaper in your décor, use remnants and put them in interesting frames. Choose a variety of patterns or textures that complement each other and hang in a grouping for a unique art display. To make a unique border for a photo, you can also use a remnant to cover a precut mat.

Room Dividers

If you have a large space like a loft, consider making your own custom room divider. Using large artist canvases or repurpose old hollow interior doors. Cover with solid or print wallcovering and hang from the ceiling or put casters on the bottom for movable walls.

Guest Bath

Not sure how you feel about papering an entire room? Choose a small room that you don’t use all the time as a test run. A guest bath is a good option. If you don’t like the result, at least you won’t have to see it often.


Although it may be a little tricky, you can make quite a statement by papering the ceiling in a room. Choose a beautiful chandelier or light fixture to illuminate it. To draw the eyes upward, try a coordinating vertical stripe on the walls. Alternatively, keep walls neutral to feature the pattern on the ceiling.


If you have a bookcase or open shelving in a room, put wallpaper on the back of the shelf for a surprising pop of color. Use multiple bright colors or coordinate color and pattern for interest. Consider leaving some sections open to show off the paper. To find out more about how you can incorporate wallpaper into your space, contact Design Depot Furniture.


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