Decorating with Wallpaper: Yay or Nay?

May 7, 2018 | Category: Design & Renovations

Working on Buyers Bootcamp has really made me branch out when it comes to decorating. Working with different partners in different cities and different styles of homes has really influenced my choices.

One thing we used a lot of – something I’ve often shied away from in the past – is wallpaper. I know it’s always a controversial choice, but in these houses I decided to just go for it.

Here are five of my favourites from Season 1.

Branching Out

Ay yes, the controversial birch tree wallpaper. I really branched out with this one. (See what I did there …?) This one veers pretty far away from my normal look, but the historic, character filled home could handle something bold, so I figured, why not?

Bygone Era

The pattern here pays tribute to the Victorian style of the house while adding a little modern update. I think what I love best about this one is that it makes a statement, but it still allows the vintage light fixture and stairway mouldings stand out. A plain wall would have been too boring.

Playful Plaid

I decided to stage this room with a neutral plaid, perfect for a kids room or home office. It’s subtle, but still fun, and it gives the room a nice, cozy feeling.

Enviable Entry

In this entryway I decided to ‘wow’ visitors with a bold, striped wallpaper. I really wanted to do something exciting, and I think this fits the bill!

Peaceful Pattern

This paper’s chevron pattern is pretty strong, but because the colours blend so well with everything else in the room, it actually feels very restful.

So now comes the big question: what do you think of my choices? And would you ever consider decorating with wallpaper in your home?

 

For more information about the materials used, check out the episode guides. You’ll find more photos and links to all the individual shopping guides. You can also learn more about Buyers Bootcamp by visiting HGTV.ca and DIYnetwork.com.

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