For the Love of Wallpaper
Unless you are a visionary, it's hard to understand the impact wallpaper can have in a room until you see it hung on a wall. Be it edgy geometrics, exquisite florals or understated textures, wallpapers can add that extra element needed to bring a room from predictable to powerful. I am so delighted today to have amazing Nashville designer, Natalie Hager with Natalie Hager Interiors, discuss the fun subject with you. Enjoy!
For the Love of WallpaperI was recently at a retreat with some ladies from my church wearing some turquoise blue leg warmers. It was cold outside and I needed a pop of color and extra layer of warmth on a gloomy and cold day. One of the ladies said, “I remember when we used to wear leg warmers in the eighties.” We laughed and said, “isn’t it funny how things come back around.” For those of you who kept yours, you were smart. Isn’t it funny how things make a come back? Like wallpaper—fifteen years ago, we were pulling paper shreds off our walls and cursing ourselves for pasting it to our walls Now, we’re all putting it back.
(Courtesy of Natalie Hager Interiors)“Are we crazy,” my clients ask me. “No, wallpaper is back in style,” I tell them. Sometime it can take a lot of convincing, because of the horrid memories every has of taking the stinking paper down and the price tag. Wallpaper is not cheap.
(Courtesy of Natalie Hager Interiors)Wallpaper is expensive, but there’s nothing that can quite finish a room like papered walls. Its texture adds such a great element and another layer.
(Courtesy of Natalie Hager Interiors)You don’t have to wallpaper an entire room either. You can just add it on an accent wall.
(Courtesy of Natalie Hager Interiors)Or even on panels like artwork.
(Courtesy of Natalie Hager Interiors)You can also just do it in a small room like an entry to tie together two spaces.
(Courtesy of Natalie Hager Interiors)Or you can just add it to a wall that already has wainscoting to save some money.
(Courtesy of Natalie Hager Interiors)I also like putting it on a ceiling to add pattern and texture. With patterned wallpaper, you have to love the pattern and colors enough that you won’t get tired of them in a year from now. Choose wisely but know that nothing is permanent. There are great wallpaper primers that make it a lot easier to take paper down unlike what was used in twenty years ago.
(Courtesy of Natalie Hager Interiors)If you are not a fan of pattern, try a texture and maybe add a pop of color in things like lamps, artwork and accessories that are more easily changeable.
(Courtesy of Natalie Hager Interiors)Even though it was a thing of the past, wallpaper is one of the freshest ways to update a space. There are so many options and a lot of companies are carrying it.
(Courtesy of West Elm)Companies like Serena and Lily, Anthropologie and even West Elm carry a variety of patterns and colors.
(Courtesy of Serena and Lily)If you want to go with a more custom paper, grab a designer or go to a local interior design store and go with a trade only paper. Some of my favorite companies are Cole and Sons who carry designer wallpapers like Vivienne Westwood, David Hicks and Schumacher.
Thank you, Natalie! I love all of these wallpapers you have highlighted! For more information about Natalie and her work, see below:
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