Wallpaper 101: 5 Factors To Keep In Mind When Choosing A Wallpaper
Wallpapers are new sorbets in the world of designing. You are always thinking if you would like the flavor or would not. And which flavor you will like -the exotic rose or the fruity one. You are always confused and you would like to research before you pick one. Similarly, in the world of wallpapers, you are always wondering- what factors to think of while choosing the wallpaper? Where to put wallpaper? Will it look good in your space? And once you have chosen your perfect choice, then where should you go from there?
Vatsala Sah, our expert on Wallpapers has a few points to share with our readers and help them in choosing the right one. She is involved in a number of projects at Mansionly and has been providing her expertise in the world of interior designing.
Firstly, consider the color palette of flooring, upholstery, furniture in your house based on which you can choose the wallpaper for your home. A soft color implies calmness while intense colors are dramatic. Temperature also plays an important role in deciding the color palette for your home. Generally colder areas prefer warmer colors and hotter areas prefer the cooler colors. Also, cooler colors make any space appear larger.
This is the most important aspect to look for in wallpapers. Wallpaper doesn’t work too well in areas with moisture and heat like bathrooms and kitchen. There is no point in putting up wallpaper in Kitchen where it can peel off or crack easily in a few months in case of a seepage. As wallpaper can be easily torn or even damaged that is why it is best to avoid using them in high traffic areas or even the kid’s room. One more thing, you should certainly ignore the budget constraints in order to get the wallpaper, which will last longer.
3. Know your goal
You should first need to know where are you adding wallpaper and what is the purpose. Are you going to cover all the four wall or highlighting only one wall? If you are highlighting one wall then choose a dramatic or a bold pattern to focus on an area such as behind the sofa or the bed. Metallic and glossy designs would certainly add that oomph factor. On the other hand, if you are covering all the four walls then a simple and classic design will add a trendy look into your rooms.
4. Size of the Room
Always consider the size of the room and the use of the room and how often it’s going to be used while choosing a wallpaper for your home. You would like to avoid using darker color wallpapers in small spaces as the wall will appear closer and in turn, would make space smaller. Also, textured surfaces tend to make the wall appear darker. On the other hand, Wallpaper with a light background makes a room look larger. For example, a big palm leaf print or a sprawling abstract motif in a tiny room can trick the eye into thinking the room is larger.
Stripes and other patterns emphasize height, dignity, vitality, and formality. Vertical patterns will make a ceiling appear higher. Horizontal patterns accent width seems to widen a room and bring ceilings down. An empty room appears to be furnished by picking large-scale patterns with bright colors and dark background. And, to add depth to flat walls, you can always try a large, open dimensional pattern. Moreover, small-scale patterns create a feeling of spaciousness, while large-scale patterns make the space more intimate.
Choosing a wallpaper can get tricky? That’s why at Mansionly, we work with expert interior designers like Vatsala to help you make the right choices.
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