How to Choose the Perfect Wallpaper

So you would like to change the look and feel of your home to make it more exciting and comfortable? One of the best ways to do this is with wallpaper but how do you decide which wallpaper is right for you? Below are some tips to help you choose the perfect wallpaper for your home.

  • Choose Your Color or Pattern – You have to decide if you want your wallpaper to be a solid color or have a pattern. If you choose to use a solid color make sure you experiment a little so you will be able to pick the one that fits the room best. If you choose a pattern you have to choose between patterns that draw lots of attention or ones that give the room a bowl atmosphere. It all depends on your personal taste.
  • Choose Your Type of Pattern – Use horizontal or vertical stripes to emphasize the height of a room and make it appear taller, shorter or wider. Small designs make rooms appear larger while large designs tend to be more intimate. Do not use boring boring designs but do not get carried away either because too many designs can be very distracting and uncomfortable.
  • Colors Make a Difference – Different colors can make a room look big or small, bright or dark and warm or cool. To make a room appear larger and tranquil you need to use cool colors like blues, whites, greens, and even light purples. Warm colors set a dramatic mood and include reds, yellows and oranges. These colors give you a "warm" feeling inside when surrounded by them.
  • Consider the Lighting – When looking for wallpaper another thing to keep in mind is how well lit the room is. Take a good look at everything such as how many windows and light fixtures you have in the room. Use a light color wallpaper to reflect light and make it appear brighter. Dark and textured colors make a room appear darker.

Use the tips above to help you choose the perfect wallpaper to enhance your decor and remember, have fun and be creative when choosing the wallpaper for your home.