A Fresh New Use For Wallpaper: Fun DIY Design Tips

Most of us have had wallpaper in our homes at one time – many of us going back to the days of bold floral wallpapered kitchens and bath’s everywhere.  Remember that?  And, although the painted faux wall is all the rage now, like most things in design, wallpaper is definitely making a come back.  Below are some fun, new uses with wallpaper that you might find a great way to freshen up an old piece or “tired” space.


How’s this for a new look on an old wall cabinet?  So feminine and fresh looking.


I like this little touch here.  Just a peek of paper adds interest to an otherwise ordinary wall cabinet.


Just placing it in the back of shelving adds lots of pop and color.  This is a very popular look right now.

Desk top

And, what about dressing up an old desk?  Layer the wallpaper on top of the desk under a piece of glass to give it personality.  If you don’t adhere it you can switch it out easily.  I did this to my own desk to add some personality.  (Not the one shown)


Another fresh look on the back wall of shelving.


And, have you considered wowing up your ceiling like this?  Great look!  A fun way to bring in personality.


A wonderful way to create a colorful headboard or screen. 

black and white

Snazz up the wall above wainscoting.  Isn’t this a sharp look?


Or just accent one wall in a bedroom in a fun print….that’s all you need to punch up a space.


All images by Better Homes and Garden

Bring in a fun, updated pattern to your powder bath.

How fun are all these ideas?  And most of them you could do yourself!  Remember, don’t be ordinary…..be extraordinary!  Have some fun with colorful wallpaper and bring a fresh new look to your space.

Happy Decorating!

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