Wallpaper Impact

This blown-up rose wallpaper in two shades is one of my favourite tricks for delineating spaces. Wallpaper and image from Scandinavian Wallpaper Decor.

Last week I took you on an imaginary trip aboard a mobile white cabana lined with beautiful wallpaper from Scandinavian Wallpaper Decor.

This week I’m back on the job looking at the impact of wallpaper in everyday spaces. Let’s explore what wallpaper and the use of white can do to proportions, furniture, atmosphere, and our creativity.

Repetition is the name of the wallpaper game. Stacked tables meet the curves of the pedestal chair in this Wave wallpaper a la '60s.

A geo use of white in the background gives definition to the room, tying the interior together and making the plush furniture float.

A genius use of white gives shape to an otherwise square space.

More angles: colour and positioning of this wallpaper transforms a rectangular corridor into a lofty room with upward reach.

Intensity reigns in this room thanks to this powerful wallpaper...

... While here, the same room is serenely anticipating a docking ship.

Have a seat and relax in our waiting room.

White lace wallpaper has a barely-there, texturizing effect in the bedroom, and it's subtle enough to play nice with bold jewel tones.

White is never, ever boring. Here, it's the star of the show and packs a punch to this regal purple. Careful disorder adds life to otherwise studied symmetry.

Silver adds shine to this white think tank.

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Why not from business suit staples?

White on white is the ticket for clean and airy spaces. This white wallpaper dress embodies the swirl of design possibilities.

Images courtesy of Scandinavian Wallpaper Decor.

Special thanks to my sister Stephanie for inspiring me; her wallpaper boudoir transformation is at home among these model spaces.

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6 Comments on “Wallpaper Impact”

  1. Michelle says:

    Wow – love this post!

  2. Johanne says:

    Michelle- thank you so much for your comment! I think it’s my best White Cabana work so far, although I’m stretching into colour territory here.

    I learned so much about space by looking at the work of geniuses at Scandinavian Wallpaper Decor- I’m definitely thinking about wallpaper for my own decor.

    So happy you liked the post! Thank you!
    -J

  3. Sofia says:

    Am not a fan of wallpaper, but I think this post may have just converted me! Great stuff here.

  4. Johanne says:

    Sofia, thank you! This is the highest of all praises and they belong to the company who make these amazing papers. I’m so excited to share this discovery with other non-wallpaper peeps!

    Welcome to the Converts Club ๐Ÿ˜‰
    -J

  5. Stephanie says:

    Great post Johanne!
    Wallpaper IS so fun! There’s so many options & it’s easy to apply!
    Can’t wait to hear more about your own decor ideas!
    S

  6. Jordana says:

    Great find Johanne!
    My favourite is definitely the silver bubbalicious wallpaper. But how great would those wall murals look in a restaurant or bar? I think they’d look quite spectacular!
    -J


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