Exciting ways to decorate with wallpaper

Making the right choice when it comes to decorating can be difficult, especially with so many different choices out there. Wallpaper remains a popular option because it is available in such a huge range of different patterns, colours and textures, not to mention the fact that it can make rooms feel warmer and more inviting. You can also use it in several ways to create great effects.

Wallpapering a whole room can create a stunning effect, but will usually be more expensive than painting. If you want to save on the costs you can create a feature wall with wallpaper and paint the others a contrasting or complimentary colour. Not only will this save money, it will also look amazing and make sure that the eye is drawn to the parts of the room you wish to highlight. When deciding how to decorate a room, you need to choose the paper first to make sure you can select paint and other decorations that will go with the style you like.

If you have any wallpaper left over you can use them for many other things. Below are just four ideas of how you can make the most of the extra paper you have.

If you have a tired dresser, chest of drawers or wardrobe you can freshen it up by wallpapering it. This is a really cool idea and can let you transform any old piece of furniture into something modern and eye-catching.

Another good idea is to use your extra paper to cover lampshades and make them look brand new. Old, worn shades are awful to look at and detract from the aesthetics of the room. With very little work and a small amount of left over wallpaper you can freshen them up and avoid having to buy new ones.

Bookcases are really functional but the plain wooden backs don’t add anything to the room. With wallpaper you can cover the backing and make the items on the shelves stand out. This simple thing can transform your bookcase into the centrepiece.

If you want some wall art but want to avoid the high costs you can put some of the wallpaper in oversized frames and hang them. You’ll have already chosen a design you like for the room you have papered so why not use some of the extra for art in other parts of the house?

There are many other ways you can use your excess wallpaper rather than throwing it away or recycling it. Take a look at the lengths you have left and use your creativity to create something beautiful. Whatever type of style you are going for, our decorators in Cambridge can offer the practical help and advice you need to ensure your rooms are finished perfectly.