Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Big Bang for Your Buck with Paintable Wallpaper

Using paintable wallpaper is a fabulous way to add texture and interest to a room.  I knew that I wanted to use it in my daughter Pearl's room but for around 35.00 a role it would have cost me a couple hundred dollars to do all of the walls.  Instead, we put up a chair rail and wallpapered the upper section of the most prominent wall.

I was shocked at how easy the wallpaper was to put up and how seamlessly the edges came together.  My point is don't be afraid, if I can do it, you can too.  I bought my wallpaper at Lowes (because once I get a bee in my bonnet I am too impatient to wait on shipping) but there are many beautiful options online.

Because we painted all the upper walls the same color the wallpapered wall gives the illusion of going all the way around the room.  In the most visible corner I added these beautiful paper flowers from Maxine's Floral and Gift to soften the transition.

I find that adding texture to a wall can make even the coolest of colors feel warm. So, consider the impact adding a section of paintable wallpaper to a room in your house can have.  I promise a big bang for your buck!

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EmClare said...

Once again, Camiguin, you inspire me!

Ally said...

That is soooo pretty! I love subtle detail. Hmmm. Where can I use that in my house?

Camiguin Piper Foster said...

Thanks Ally! One place I've always wanted to use it is on a wall in my dining room. Adds a nice touch of elegance.

Tausha said...

I am loving that wallpaper! I think I need to go to Lowes and get me some. My head is spinning with the ideas that can be done with this. Thanks so much for the tip!
ps-those gorgeous flowers are a must have accessory! They look perfect in her room.I also love the chair.Pretty sure that whatever you would you posted from her room I would love. I know I shouldn't covet-but I covet that chair!!

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