Today is Day 8 of a 31 day series on creating and cultivating an eclectic home. For some crazy reason, I have accepted The Nester’s challenge to write on the same theme every day for the month of October. This may end up killing me. Or you. But, I appreciate you reading and welcome your comments.
I have a love/hate relationship with wallpaper. I love it, because it can transform the feel of a room in ways that paint cannot. Although the wall stencils that are out there these days are amazing (and a far cry from the grapes that were stenciled around the kitchen of the first home we ever owned), they don’t replace the luxe richness of a delicious wallpaper.
So, why do I hate it? Because it scares the bejesus out of me! I can use a saw like nobody’s business or climb a ladder to the second story of our house without blinking an eye. On the other hand, the thought of hanging wallpaper simply terrifies me! I’m positive that I would somehow screw it up and not be able to fix my mistake.
If you aren’t scared, select a vibrant wallpaper that fits into your eclectic style mix for the biggest impact. One word of caution on using wallpaper, though. My opinion is that only one wall in a room should be wallpapered. I know it seems contrary to my issue with only one accent wall, but wallpaper is far busier than a single color of paint on the wall.
One day, I will push myself to hang a nice wallpaper on one of my walls. I’m sure that I will do it and then wonder why I made such a fuss about it. Until then, I will admire other people’s walls, and gawk at how they can give a room such an eclectic vibe with a bit of paper.
What are your thoughts on wallpaper? Have you ever hung it yourself? Are you scared like me or are you ready to make a statement?