Project Period Paper
YOU DON’T NEED SAMPLES OF MARK TWAIN’S WALLPAPER LYING AROUND TO PAPER YOUR WALLS. HERE ARE SOME TIPS.
1. Know your period. Begin with research to identify what you do and don’t like about the decorating style. 2. Matching is overrated. “While color tonal harmony is important,” Gary and Larkin say, “everything need not be the same.” 3. Break it up. “Paper is a background pattern for your furnishings,” they say. Be prepared to break up the view with pictures and mirrors, and choose your wallpaper accordingly.
4. Draw to scale. When in doubt, err on the side of a larger pattern. “Too small is the natural choice, as people fear they will be overwhelmed,” Gary and Larkin say. “But small patterns will create an undesirable polka dot effect.”
5. Choose a paper you love. “Your home is meant to be a statement about you and the environment you live in should reflect that,” Gary and Larkin say.