TOP TEN // Practical ways to use Wallpaper!

It's long been established that wallpaper is back, and it's back to stay.  While often used in bedrooms + bathrooms, wallpaper is a versatile material with applications that stretch far beyond a single accent wall!  This week we've rounded up some fabulous ways to use wallpaper from fellow designers who inspire us + we've focused on highlighting a few unexpected applications you may not have thought of.

// Bathroom Goals //

The full wallpaper surround in stunning gold grasscloth gives this powder room a real boost.  It's really the perfect place to use wallpaper as it's often a more gently used room in the house + the design choices won't be as limited as there is no bathtub or shower sharing the space.

If you prefer to use a single-wall application instead of the entire room, don't be afraid to go a little bolder in either the pattern or color - or both!


// Nursery Heaven //

Your baby's nursery could just be the perfect place to use a patterned paper.  We'd recommend considering a (somewhat) gender-neutral color-way + choosing a paper that could easily transition into a tween-age room down the road.

// Bedroom Dreaming //

When you talk about design talent, the name Lindye Galloway has to come to mind.  We love how she used this soft chevron pattern to add interest + texture in a master bedroom.  Also noteworthy is the way Lindye mixed taupe + gray colors with ease by balancing the look with crisp white bedding.  Gorgeous!

And c'mon guys, wallpaper isn't just for the ladies.  This bedroom feels decidedly masculine + still communicates an attention to detail that I guarantee any lady will still appreciate. 

// Unexpected Delights //

How about the laundry room?  An often forgotten room that many of us actually spend a decent amount of time in....Or maybe would if it were functional and beautiful!

And.... a 'mudroom' doesn't have to be strictly utilitarian.  In fact, choosing the right wallpaper can even help protect your walls from dings + scuffs and can be an easy surface to wipe clean.  Try looking at a vinyl or commercial-grade paper for extra durability.  If you're not sure where to start, reach out to us + we'll help you get started!

This one I really love!  Many floorplans have a stairway right when you walk in the front door + it's an awkward wall for art, but the perfect place for a graphic wallpaper that's neutral enough to blend in with adjacent rooms.  Well done!

We're over 'top ten' I know, but a shelf backing is one more unexpected way to incorporate pattern + color by using wallpaper.  Here the designers used open shelving, wallpapering the entire wall (but...the same concept also works in an enclosed cabinet or bookshelf that has glass doors...).

There are just so many creative + unique ways to use wallpaper!  If you're in the market for some fresh wallpaper ideas + you're located near Swift Current, Saskatchewan, get in touch with us or stop by the studio + check out our range of in-house wallpaper samples!  Follow FDI on Pinterest and check out our W a l l p a p e r board for tons more inspiration!