Building & Renovating

5 Reasons To Choose Wallpaper Over Paint For Accent Walls

Get your print and pattern fix with these ideas

Photography: Mister Smith Interiors (Main Photo)

When people think about adding an accent wall to their homes, many immediately think about getting a can of enamel and a brush. Believe it or not, featured panels aren't limited to paint—you can use weathered wood, murals, recycled materials, and the easiest option of them all—wallpaper. If that sounds like something you'd love to do to spruce up your empty panels, here are some ideas you can try: 

1. It makes a statement. 

While color blocking with paint can be eye-catching, there’s nothing quite like seeing a printed wall when you walk into the room—it will consistently draw attention and it's impossible not to notice it.  

2. You don’t have to do a lot of decorating.

Since wallpaper is already an accent piece on its own, you don’t need to exert a lot of effort into styling the space. You just need to find a few key pieces that highlight your chosen print and you’re done!

3. You can change it anytime.

And with minimal effort, too—all you have to do is peel the existing wallpaper off and stick the new design. It can also be more forgiving if you realize that your chosen print doesn’t suit the style of your home. 

4. You have tons of designs to choose from.

From florals to geometric patterns, avian or simple stripes—wallpaper has got you covered. You’re bound to find one that suits your taste. 

5. It's an instant backdrop. 

If your family enjoys taking portraits or you enjoy taking Instagram flatlays, a pretty wall in your home automatically serves as an interesting background for your photos.

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PHOTOS: Mister Smith Interiors (Main) |

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