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Category: Design Tips

Creative Ways to Use Wallpaper

Wallpaper is trendier than ever and modern renditions are bright, colorful, and all over our Instagram feeds. Whether you’ve wallpapered a wall and have leftover supply or have simply fallen in love with a print but aren’t sold on papering a whole wall, keep reading for some wallpapering ideas that err unexpected.

It’s a common misconception that wallpaper is only reserved for walls. Much like paint, wallpaper can be incredibly versatile if you’re willing to get a little crafty. If you’re partial to the abstract florals, geometric patterns, and whimsical, watercolor-esq designs of modern wallpaper and are looking to add a little pattern (or texture!) to your home, there are plenty of out-of-the-box ways to do so. 

Refurbished Furniture

Refurbished Bookshelf

A bookcase renovation from Spoonflower Blog

Wallpaper can be used as an inventive means to refurbish old furniture, such as a bookcase or credenza that’s seen better days. When working with furniture, your best bet is peel-and-stick wallpaper, which is easy to apply and use and won’t damage the material/paint/stain underneath. 

DIY instructions: Start off by measuring the area you would like to cover with wallpaper. Don’t forget to factor in the sides if you’re planning on papering a whole door or drawer. You also might want to remove any hardware. Next, use a rotary cutter or scissors to cut your paper to size. When you’re ready, apply the paper and smooth out any air bubbles using a brayer. If you’re papering doors and drawers, you can use a similar technique to wrapping a present. Add an extra slice to the paper at edges to ensure the paper will lay neat and tight.

Wallpaper with Wainscoting

Colorful Wallpaper in a Bathroom

Wallpaper matching wainscoting from Colbat + Gold blog

One way to use wallpaper and paint in tandem is with a technique known as wainscoting. Traditionally, wainscoting referred to decorative wood paneling along the lower wall, and was a technique used a) to insulate a room, or b) protect a wall from scuffs or other damage. In its more modern form, wainscoting is often supplemented with paint or wallpaper.

DIY instructions: There are two ways to add wallpaper to your wainscotting. The first method is to apply the paper inside the wainscoting panels, to add some color/pattern/visual intrigue to the paneling. To protect the paneling underneath, you might want to use stick-and-peel wallpaper. The other method is to apply the wallpaper to the wall area above the wainscotting, to lend visual balance to the wall. 

Large-Scale Art

Framed wallpaper panels by Summer Adams

Wallpaper can be used to create large-scale art on the cheap. You can use any sort of wallpaper for this kind of a project. You’ll also need a canvas to apply your wallpaper to (poster-board could also work) and a large frame. 

DIY instructions: To start, make sure the canvas or poster-board you have will fit within your frame. If it doesn’t, cut it to size. Next, apply wallpaper to your canvas or poster-board using your desired technique. Once you’ve smoothed out any air bubbles, have allowed the paper to dry (if necessary), and are happy with the effect, simply frame your DIY masterpiece. 

Wallpapered Ceiling

Wallpaper on ceiling and teal wallpaper

Wallpaper on the ceiling and matching cabinets from Fine Furnished blog

Finally, wallpaper can be applied to the ceiling to tie the room together. This method works especially well if you’re working with colored cabinetry and are looking for a way to reintroduce the color in an interesting way.

DIY instructions: Before wallpapering, ensure your ceiling is clean. Next, measure out the dimensions of your ceiling and cut your paper to size. To apply the paper, use a ladder and/or a roller with an extended arm. Use the roller, a sponge, or a brayer to smooth out any air bubbles and an X-ACTO knife to clean up the edges and corners. 

Use Vishion to Explore Wallpaper Designs and Trends

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Three Easy DIY Projects to Transform Your Tile

Much like the art on your walls, your household tiling can be a unique expression of your personal tastes and style preferences. If you’re a fan of statement tiling, keep reading for three DIY methods for designing and creating your own.

Interior Design 101

The 7 key components of interior design are color, form, light, line, pattern, texture, space. While it’s essential to learn more about each of these in-depth, this article highlights the best tips and tricks from each of our “Interior Design 101” series. Today on the blog, Vishion discusses everything you need to know for interior design 101 mastery.

Interior Design 101: What To Know

Interior Design

Interior Design from Mymove

The New York School of Interior Design defines interior design as how people experience a space. As humans are spending more and more time indoors, especially with the current pandemic, our interior environment plays a big role in affecting our moods. There’s a lot that goes into designing an interior space. You need to plan, research, and create a layout, which all comes together to create an aesthetically pleasing environment. This all-encompassing guide introduces everything you need to know to become an interior design 101 pro.

Color in Design

If you find color theory to be daunting and difficult to understand, you can take solace in the fact that there are several tried-and-true, logic-based color rules that cater to professional designers and design lovers. To really get down to the basics of interior design 101, you need to know all about color.

The Color Wheel

The Color Wheel

The Color Wheel from DecoArt

You can use the color wheel to conceive various aesthetically balanced color combinations, the most basic of which is a complementary color scheme. The color wheel refects all colors and shows the relationships between them. These relationships are either complementary colors or analogic colors

The 60-30-10 Rule

The 60-30-10 Rule

The 60-30-10 Rule from Uniplace

If you’re puzzling over how many colors and how much of each is appropriate to have in one room, consider the 60-30-10 ratio. This ratio tells you the classic interior design rules for creating a color palette for a space. The dominant color should account for approximately 60 percent of the room, the secondary color should account for approximately 30 percent, and the accent color should account for approximately 10 percent.

Color and Color Palettes

Now that you know a little bit about color rules, it’s time to put them into action. Creating a color palette is essential to ensuring an adhesive aesthetic and a consistent look. It can be daunting to create a color palette for the first time on your own. Luckily, Vishion is here to help. Here are some color palette posts that will inspire yours instantly:

Ways to Bring Color to Your Space

  • Paint
    • If you’re thinking about redoing your space, giving your home a fresh coat of paint may be just what it needs to make it seem brand new. When giving your home an updated look, there are a few things to keep in mind to make it look professionally painted.
  • Wallpaper
    • With various trendy colors and patterns to choose from, wallpaper poses a fun and funky alternative to paint. It’s important to understand terms such as booking, blistering, butting, colorway, and centering if you want to learn how to put up wallpaper like a pro.

Light

Modern Lighting

Modern Lighting from CB2

When it comes to your space’s ambiance, interior lighting is everything; however, it doesn’t just affect your aesthetic. It can also drastically affect your mood. Here is where you should understand color temperature, which is the difference between warm, neutral, cool lighting, and the different lighting types: ambient, task, and accent lighting. Lighting is just another key factor to mastering interior design 101.

Space

Designing With Furniture

Furniture in design

Furniture in Design via Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

While it sometimes may feel daunting to choose furniture and decor for your home, they’re key components when it comes to design. Furniture and decor are really what make your space and are just as important as a paintbrush is to an artist.

If you’re into DIY projects, there are many ways you can easily create furniture and decor that will add an aesthetic element and a unique flair to your interior design.

  • Upholstery
    • At first blush, upholstery seems like a job best left to the professionalsbut it’s faster, easier, and cheaper than you might think. As with any DIY project, your best bet when upholstering furniture for the first time is to start small, such as with a chair seat or a headboard.
  • Patterns 
    • The colors and patterns you gravitate towards say a great deal about your unique design style. Because we encounter both regularly, our preferences tend to develop instinctively and shift naturally. Color-pattern compromise is one of those things that shouldn’t stand out in a professionally designed space. If it’s done correctly, the effect should be seamless and subtle.
  • Textiles
    • Textiles are any products that are made of fabric or woven. These components can serve to inspire many facets of interior design. Using these products in your space helps set the environment’s mood and adds the key finishing touch to create a complete design.

Feng Shui and Space

How to feng shui

How To Feng Shui from Simply Abundance

Feng Shui is all about finding balance and chi in different spaces throughout your home. China created this ancient art more than 3,000 years ago. Feng shui is essential in making sure people live in harmony with their environment. Due to COVID-19, it may seem difficult to implement this practice into your home without buying anything new. That’s why Vishion is here to help. Finding good Feng Shui can be just as easy as rearranging the items you already have in your home.

Inspire Your Next Interior Design With Vishion

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Filling Your Toolbox On A Budget

When planning your home renovation, it’s easy to gloss over the cost of renting or buying power tools. Use this guide to determine what tools you may need to complete your project and find out how to save money by shopping around for a good deal or renting the tools you need.

A Guide to Shopping, Styling, and Creating Large-Scale Art

When it comes to art, bigger can be better. In this article we give the low-down on large-scale art: how to shop for it, style it, and DIY your own.

The BEST TikTok DIY and Interior Design Tips

TikTok, the social media black hole that you never knew you needed, until now. Interior designers and design lovers are flocking to the mobile app to share their BEST DIY and Interior Design hacks. Roll up your sleeves, and get ready to swipe – these tips and tricks will double your design to-do list.   

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