Wallpaper is making a comeback, but this time around the trend is reaching far beyond four walls. Wallpaper — whether temporary or permanent — is being used in unexpected places to add pattern and interest throughout the home. Whether you’ve got a roll of leftover paper lying around or you’re looking for a DIY project to tackle, we’ve got you covered.
1. On stair risers.
This pretty pattern is from Rifle Paper Co., and it matches the wallcovering in the homeowners’ dining room.
2. The sides of dresser drawers.
This floral design is by Milton & King. Paired with a vintaged dresser, it makes for a fun and rather easy DIY project.
3. Or, on the exterior of a dresser.
Own a dresser that’s in need of a facelift? Don’t throw it out, refurbish it! This quirky print is from the Sanderson wallpaper range.
4. The back of a built-in bookshelf.
If you’re a renter, a wallpapered freestanding bookcase will provide the same effect. This shimmery paper is by Cole & Son.
5. As a liner for a humdrum tray.
This crafty blogger used leftover wallpaper scraps from Schumacher to beautify wooden crates for her pantry.
6. On a kitchen island.
We’ve never seen a kitchen like this before! Use a vinyl wallpaper so you can easily remove scuff marks.
7. Covering the front of your refrigerator.
The cheapest way to upgrade a dated refrigerator. For this project, it’s best to use a roll of removable wallpaper. This particular design is from Anthropologie, but the print has been discontinued.
8. As a wet bar backsplash.
While you may want to avoid a wallpapered kitchen backsplash, the concept can work in an area that doesn’t require as much protection from splatters. This geo-inspired paper was purchased from Kravet.
9. On the ceiling.
The fifth wall is where it’s at! This subtly patterned paper is from JAMES Showroom.
10. Inside kitchen cabinets.
Spice up glass-front cabinets with a vibrant, patterned paper. Use removable wallpaper to improve an ugly rental kitchen.