Decorative Details: Adding Character to Your Home with Textured Wallpaper

Decorative Details: Adding Character to Your Home with Textured Wallpaper

Dabney Frake
Mar 1, 2016
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Textured or embossed wallpaper is a great material for enhancing your home. Its raised patterns add visual interest and subtle detail to a space. Since it's been around since the Victorian era (granted not in the peel and stick variety) it's also looks super classy and old-school, which is great if you want to customize what you've got and make it look more special.

Above, Emma Reddington was inspired by a Design Sponge house tour and created an accent wall in her office.

The folks over at Young House Love (via Pop Sugar) faked a tin ceiling in their last home.

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A little beadboard wallpaper goes a long way when you use it to embellish old kitchen cabinets. See all the other changes Vintage Mellie made when she revealed her new space.

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Emily & Meeko's hallway is covered in Angalypta, a old decorative wall covering that mimics decorative plaster. You can easily add similar architectural interest with modern papers that are easier to install.

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Prairie Perch shows you how she made this DIY headboard for her bedroom.

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Add some wallpaper to your raisers and give your stairs an affordable new look. Lovely Craft Home and Amassing Cents have lots of photos and tips on how to do this project well.

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Tim & D'Arcy used some to unify and decorate their bedroom's storage system. Their wall looks more polished and custom as a result.

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Jenna Sue transformed a basic cabinet into something infinitely more interesting.

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If you have a piece of furniture with a flat front, some texture makes it looks. A Diamond in the Stuff refinished a plain armoire and it turned out well.

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