We all know that wallpaper can completely transform a room but have you ever thought about using it anywhere other than on the wall?We spoke with Paula Taylor, Graham & Brown’s Design and Trends Expert, on unexpected ways to use wallpaper.
Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing paper cut-outs onto it and is a great way to reuse wallpaper and create stunning bespoke pieces of furniture. It can reinvent tired old pieces or liven up new inexpensive furniture and recreate something completely new and beautiful like this set of drawers above.
You can apply wallpaper to either the inside or outside of lampshades (or both!) creating a truly customised coordinated feel to your mood lighting. We love these lampshades developed by @emmafishman_stylist in collaboration with Graham & Brown below.
Stairways are often ignored and unloved as they are a means to getting somewhere else and not a place to linger. With a little bit of effort, however, they can look really beautiful. Using wallpaper creates a conversation piece. When wallpapering stair risers, either stick with one pattern, or create a hotchpotch of pattern and colour. We love what @andrea_groot has done in collaboration with Graham & Brown with this staircase below
Along with the stairs, the ceiling is another commonly overlooked area when decorating. The truth is, a beautifully patterned wall above you can create a mesmerising interior impact. Don’t be daunted by thinking it will be a hard task, Graham & Brown’s easy to hang wallpaper means that this can be created with ease. Time to stop neglecting the ceiling.
Wallpapering your door panels is a great way to add a little colour and pattern to a room. Plus adding wallpaper to the panels creates a picture frame around the pattern, changing it from a simple door to a piece of art.