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5 Tips on Decorating a Bedroom with Wallpaper

Many people have tried decorating a bedroom with wallpaper, but only a few know how to use this material to its fullest potential. Wallpaper isn’t merely an easy & affordable option to cover blank walls. It can transform the look of your bedroom if you pick the right design, incorporate it into the room and install it properly.

Here are some tips to help you decorate your bedroom with wallpaper successfully: 

Set the room’s colour palette.

Before you go shopping for wallpapers, set the bedroom’s colour palette. You can pick a colour while keeping the existing furniture pieces, fixtures and other decors in mind. But if you want to redecorate the entire room, you can set a new colour palette. Then, you can choose a fitting wallpaper colour and then build the rest of the room around it. That way, the wallpaper helps the table, beddings, throw pillows and other design elements in the bedroom to come together to form a cohesive look. 

Create an accent wall.

Installing wallpaper in the entire room isn’t the only practical approach—you can also choose to apply wallpaper on a single wall to create an accent wall.

An accent wall is meant to draw the eye. So when looking for a wallpaper for an accent wall, don’t hesitate to go for the biggest patterns and boldest shades. Then, look for the perfect single wall in the bedroom. It could be the wall at the head of the bed or the widest or narrowest panel in your room. And to keep the accent wall shining, make sure the other walls subtly match it. For instance, if you choose a tropical patterned wallpaper for the accent wall, hang minimalist & framed botanical prints on the opposite or adjacent walls to create a harmonious look.

Add some texture with wallpaper.

Does your bedroom need a dose of texture? You can incorporate texture and make your room more visually interesting by choosing wallpapers with rough-looking patterns. You won’t run out of wallpapers featuring bold designs and patterns. You can also select wallpaper with a print inspired by natural materials. Wallpaper with wood or stone-like designs is trendy and can help you achieve your desired modern look for your bedroom. 

Create a makeshift headboard.

Want a wooden headboard but don’t have the budget for it? Go for wallpaper with a natural-looking wood design or pattern instead. Rolls of wallpaper cost lower than a standard headboard anyway. The only concern here is the installation. Make sure you get the correct size and placement to achieve the “headboard look” successfully. The wallpaper should be slightly larger than the bed width. A good rule of thumb is to leave two or three inches for the border on either bedside. 

Don’t forget about the ‘washability’ rating.

Like most household items, wallpaper can attract dust and dirt over time. If you want your stunning wallpaper to last for years, you have to clean it from time to time. But how can you clean it properly? Most wallpapers come with a ‘washability’ rating. It’s essential to check the rating and ensure the wallpaper is truly wipeable before buying and installing it. That way, you can maintain its vibrant look for a long time. 

With all these tips, you can feel more confident decorating a bedroom with wallpaper. For more tips & tricks on installing wallpaper, check out our other blogs.