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Wallpaper Designs Worth Considering For Your Home

Posted by: on July 22nd, 2013 | Make A Comment

Wallpaper inspiration board

 

Wallpaper has seen a resurgence in home design in the last few years. The right wallpaper design can give your space a little something extra, whether you’re looking to create a more cozy feel in a large bedroom or want to bring drama and personality to a tiny powder room. Wallpaper is appropriate for almost any space. Here are a few of our favorites.

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The York Wallcoverings Constellation Wallpaper is a bit unexpected, which gives it a more modern feel. It would look so sweet in a baby’s nursery or a kids’ playroom! The urban landscape illustrated on the York Wallcoverings Great Expectations Wallpaper is a little edgy, but is still mostly neutral. It would be an easy way to make a great first impression in a front entry. For an unabashedly bold pattern, try a black and white stripe like the York Wallcoverings Silk Stripe Wallpaper. It’s both modern in its simplicity and anything but boring!

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Meet The Material: Grasscloth

Posted by: on January 16th, 2013 | Make A Comment

 

Grasscloth is experiencing something of a revival as ideas such as the slow home movement have begun to reshape the way we look at the use and design of our homes. Last popular back in the 1970s, with the expanded choices of colors, patterns and weave available now, grasscloth is a natural decorative material. It can add great warmth and style to homes of varying décor. And now creative DIYers have gotten into the act. They’re pasting grasscloth onto bookcases, nightstands, mirrors and all sorts of other places in the home.

 

Grasscloth wallpaper from National Geographic

Grasscloth Wallpaper from National Geographic

What is grasscloth? Grasscloth is an interwoven fabric of natural grasses and fibers, such as bamboo, sea grass, arrowroot, rush cloth or jute that are glued to paper or fabric. Though grasscloth comes in many varieties, the most are single strands of sea grass held together by a thin cotton thread.

What are some of the cool properties of grasscloth? It’s eco-friendly, renewable, and since most are constructed from natural fibers, grasscloths are usually 100 percent recyclable. As a decorative medium, grasscloth is also quite functional. When applied to walls or ceilings, it absorbs noise and helps to hide any surface imperfections.

How is grasscloth used? It’s typically used as a wall covering. You may also encounter it being used to make tablecloths, place mats or even rugs.

What can you use grasscloth for? In addition to wallpapering a wall or ceiling, consider experimenting with grasscloth in other areas of your home. You can use scrap pieces of grasscloth to give added texture to a tabletop or serving tray, to jazz up a switch plate cover or to make an alcove in your home a little more inviting.

Read on and you may find yourself inspired to use grasscloth in ways you would never have imagined.

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Top 10 Creative Uses For Wallpaper

Posted by: on October 20th, 2011 | 3 Comments

Wallpaper has gone in and out of fashion over the years. It started out as a must-have in any stylish interior, it later morphed into an old-fashioned throwback to the past, and lately it’s been making a comeback with its new modern and edgy designs.

Take the wallpaper evolution a step further by trying one (or all!) of these unconventional uses for this versatile decorative element:

1. In The Closet

Shouldn’t your fashionable clothes be kept in a place that’s just as stylish as they are? Have a little more fun getting dressed in the morning by wallpapering the inside of your closet.

2. Create Artwork

Frame a section of wallpaper, hang it up on your wall and voila! You have an instant customized piece of art. And with the endless wallpaper options out there, you can tailor it to fit into any space. Tip: group a few framed pieces together to create a cool mini-art gallery effect.

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