Waste Not Wall­pa­per

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De­spite its name, wall­pa­per isn’t just for your walls. Kirke uses this dec­o­rat­ing tool in a unique way that brings at­ten­tion to un­likely spa­ces. “Wall­pa­per can bring an unloved cor­ner to life,” she writes. “Wall­pa­per can bring out the un­ex­pected by putting it in a place where it wouldn’t usu­ally be.”

Pick a space. Have you ever had an awk­ward space that won’t fit any fur­ni­ture or won’t ac­com­mo­date a hang­ing piece? That’s a great place to start. Be­cause it’s pa­per, wall­pa­per can be cut into any shape and size to ac­com­mo­date any space. Line the back of your bookshelf with a vi­brant pat­tern to liven up your book space. Brighten the dark cor­ner un­der the stairs or even line your ceil­ing with an al­lur­ing de­sign.

Pick a color and pat­tern. Once you have the lo­ca­tion, all that’s left is to de­cide what color scheme and pat­tern will work in the area. Take the op­por­tu­nity to pick a more provoca­tive pat­tern if the rest of the room is neu­tral. Tone down an eclec­tic area with a solid color. If you love or­ga­nized chaos, pair different pat­terns to­gether that com­ple­ment one an­other and bring vis­ual in­ter­est to your space.

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