Stars and Stripes: How to Incorporate Patterned Wallpaper into Your Space

In the world of home design, patterned wallpaper can bring a room together like a diamond necklace completes a gown. Because there are thousands of wallpaper designs to choose from, though, choosing just one can prove to be a daunting task. To get you started, here are a few patterned wallpapers to consider for your space.

How to Incorporate Patterned Wallpaper into Your Space

Like the tailored suits they so often line, stripes bring order to a space. Subtle stripes can streamline the design in a traditional historic Wilmington home without drawing attention away from intricate patterns on draperies and bedding. Light white-and-blue vertical stripes can subtly channel a nautical theme and make a room seem taller. On the other hand, thin, colorful lines can simultaneously add brightness and movement to a children’s play room. To add space and interest to small walls, like a guest bathroom, consider varied, horizontal-lined wallpaper. Stuck on stripes? Architectural Digest has more tips for stripe-inspired design.

Stars and Dots
Like stripes, stars and dots can add order and interest to a room, though size and pattern make all the difference. Evenly-spaced silver star wallpaper on a girl’s bedroom ceiling make for sweet dreams with a feminine touch, while scattered star walls add lightness and play to a baby pink nursery room. Large dots can add a bold and modern touch to a contemporary white bedroom, while mini dots add subtle order and energy to a more traditional kitchen space.

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Handsome and classic, plaid wallpaper is a great choice for a more masculine bedroom or study. Plaid wallpaper can work to update a farmhouse or country home with rich, warm colors and dark wood furniture. Plaid pairs well with straight lines and sleek, functional, and traditional design.

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Like plaid, diamond wallpaper often evokes a more traditional design, especially when the pattern is more intricate and in neutral tones. Today, though, there are plenty of modernized diamond wallpapers to choose from as well. Diamond wallpaper can add a clean, modern touch to a transitional space or add yet another pattern to a children’s mint green bedroom. Diamond wallpapers can remain simply modern with thin lines, or complex and contemporary with more detailed pattern work to make the room move.

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Finding Your Patterned Wallpaper
As these patterned wallpapers show, just one pattern can come in numerous variations depending on design style, line lengths and widths, color scheme, and size. If you’d like to explore one of these patterned wallpapers or if you still haven’t found your match, give us a call at Strickland’s Draperies & Fabrics. Our expert team of designers will help you find the perfect wallpaper for your space.


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