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Decorative Use of Wallpaper

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You like to decorate the walls of your house, using wallpaper and you have always done it for all your life. However, have you thought of any other ideas to use wallpaper for the house interior? When people think of wallpaper, they might picture a room covered in an outdated floral print, but there are many great options for modern and sleek wallpaper designs today. Although, some people still are not ready for the commitment involved in actually covering their home in wallpaper. If this describes you, you are in luck. There are still plenty of ways to decorate with wallpaper that do not involve covering your walls. Here are a few ideas.

Cover a Tabletop

Refresh a Table

Refresh a Table

You likely have several tabletops around your home that are either too plain or have accumulated a number of marks, scrapes, and blemishes over the years. Wallpaper can cover up those imperfections and add some much needed interest to your furniture. You can add wallpaper to the tops of coffee tables, side tables, desks, and even dining room tables. Just find a pattern that complements the table legs and cut it to fit the tabletop.

Decorate Appliances

Redecorate the Fridge

Redecorate the Fridge

Appliances are not often thought of as things that can be changed or decorated, but they can often be eyesores in a room, especially if they are in need of an upgrade. However, you can easily add some color to your kitchen or other space by covering ugly appliances with the wallpaper of your choice.

Frame It as Art

Wallpaper as a Framed Artwork

Wallpaper as a Framed Artwork

If you have found a wallpaper that you like for your walls, but do not necessarily want your entire room covered in patterned paper, you can still add it to your walls in a less permanent fashion. Just gather some frames and cut your wallpaper to fit into them. You can do this with one large frame or a few smaller ones.

Use It as a Bookshelf Backdrop

In Red Hues

In Red Hues

Black and White Scheme

Black and White Scheme

Your books deserve a great looking shelf, but so many bookcases come in plain colors and styles. Adding wallpaper to the back of each shelf can give the piece an entirely different look and make your books really stand out. You can cut your wallpaper to fit the back of each shelf, or the top and bottom.

Spruce up a Staircase

Geometric Shapes Illusion

Geometric Shapes Illusion

You can add much more interest to your plain old staircase by adding small pieces of patterned wallpaper to the vertical parts of each step. You can even cover your whole staircase if you so choose, but by just covering the vertical part of each step you can avoid extra wear and tear on your wallpaper while still enjoying a more  colorful and interesting look.

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