We recently completed a project in the east end of Toronto that consisted of 7 separate accent walls, and the client was delighted. Here’s what we did:
How much wallpaper is too much?
The first question you might ask is, 7 different types of wallpaper in one house, isn’t that a little much? The answer is a resounding NO! The client employed the services of an excellent interior designer, and all the different wallpaper worked well together.
There were 2 different wallpapers used in the master suite, one for the headboard wall in the master bedroom and another for the window wall in the ensuite bathroom
The master bedroom accent wall has a wonderful large scale botanical print, which really adds some punch to the room. The ensuite bathroom has a small geometric pattern. Geometric patterns are very popular in bathrooms, they can mimic the look of tile, at a fraction of the cost!
This accent wall continues the botanical theme. The wall is an alcove of sorts, with the bulkhead above. One clever thing the interior designer did was select a very matte paper. Why was this clever? There’s pot-lights in the bulkhead overhead creating a very angular light source, if the paper had any gloss in it whatsoever, it would show seams and any slight imperfections in the wall. The matte paper is much more forgiving in this regard.
In this room we have a tree print that really plays with the light. The print is a little more glossy than the background, so it changes depending on the angle that one looks at it. That’s just one reason why pictures of wallpaper don’t do it justice, one needs to see how light plays off the different textures and levels of sheen, really cool paper!
In the main bathroom the client picked a chinoiserie wallpaper and had me install it on the wall opposite the mirror. It was a wise choice to install it only on one wall, the pattern has a lot going on and would have been a little too much if installed on all the walls.
Main floor accent walls
On the main floor we did 2 accent walls, one in the dining room and one in the living room. Since the main floor is an open concept it was essential that the wallpaper harmonized with each other. One way to do this is to select the same wallpaper for both areas. However, our client selected 2 types of wallpaper with the same colour, but different pattern. The best way to do this is to select 2 papers from the same collection which ensures that the colours will match.
Here’s the finished product!
If you’d like to introduce some pattern into your home, why don’t you have us install some wallpaper accent walls? Book a quote, We’d love to Transform Your Home With Lasting Beauty!