When decorating your living room, the walls in the room are a blank canvas which you can cover with paint, fabric, wallpaper or wood. If you decide to use wallpaper in your living room design, you do not have to cover all of the walls with the same pattern or even with paper. Use wallpaper sparingly, or cover every square inch with a favourite pattern. The choice is yours to create a living room space that is comfortable and inviting for your family and guests.
Wallpaper One Wall
Wallpaper one wall in your living room design as an accent in the room's decor. Only wallpapering one wall creates a dramatic look and focal point for the room. When you use wallpaper with a busy design in the whole room, it can overwhelm guests and cause the room to appear cluttered. Wallpaper with a busy design can add to the room if you use it on one area of the wall.
Wallpaper murals that depict a natural scene such as a forest can add a rustic focal point for a living room in a log cabin interior. Choose an ocean scene wallpaper mural to create a view in rooms that do not have a view. City view murals offer a sophisticated look for a modern or contemporary living room design.
The Victorian interior style uses country scenes for upholstery and accents in a living room design. Wallpaper that features floral designs works well in a room decorated with this interior decor. A floral pattern in the wallpaper provides a colour scheme for the room decor as well. Choose rose colours, pink, blue and soft green to coordinate with a Victorian room design.
A room designed in the French country style can use wallpaper in gold, blue and green. Choose patterns with farm scenes or floral patterns to work with the French country decor. Bright blue wallpaper with a small floral design gives the living room a country look which coordinates well with the simple design of French country furnishings and accents.