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4 elegant wallpaper panel ideas

Wallpaper panelling in a living room painted in Lick Pink 01 paint

WordsMegan Lambert

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Wallpaper is very much back in vogue. If you don’t believe us, just take a look at the hottest wallpaper trends to look out for in 2022. But there is so much more that you can do with it than pasting it floor-to-ceiling. Wallpaper paneling is a great way to introduce color and pattern into your decor without feeling like it’s taking over the room. Not only that, but it can also be a great way to create a sense of flow throughout your décor, using the same wallpaper in different rooms in different ways. We’re thinking outside the box and inside the panel with these 4 elegant wallpaper panel ideas to try at home.

Wallpaper panel idea: framed wallpaper panels

We like to think of our wallpaper designs as art. So what better way to show them off like a priceless painting than by framing them? We’re a little obsessed with @smoke.to.somer’s framed Gucci mural wallpaper. Going wall-to-wall Gucci might be a bit much (not to mention very expensive) but by framing a print or design you love it can actually be a comparatively cost-effective way to create drama and fill a wall that’s just missing something. If Gucci’s not quite your style, then why not take a look at these 7 mural wallpaper designs to liven up your wall

Wallpaper panel idea: wardrobes

What better way to spruce up a pair of wardrobes than by creating a wallpaper paneling feature? If you don’t want to wallpaper the entire room, you can create an elegant, traditional decor bedroom with wallpaper paneling on your wardrobes. It adds fun and color to what can otherwise be a blank space. Not to mention it’s a great option if you’ve got a lot of leftover wallpaper.

Wallpaper on wardrobes
PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL MASSEY, VIA HOUSE AND GARDEN

Wallpaper panel idea: wallpaper between your wainscotting 

If you’re lucky enough to live in a home with wainscotting firstly, congratulations. You won the period feature jackpot. If you don’t, but you want to get the look, then why not take a look at these DIY wall paneling ideas.  By wallpapering in between your wainscotting you can create a seriously out-there maximalist decor look or a thoroughly eclectic decor style. Transform a formal dining room into a space that transports you to an exotic jungle with Rainforest 01 or a lush escape in Canopy 02. You can use your wallpaper as the focal point of your mood board to create a cohesive color scheme and pair your pattern to your woodwork by taking a look at our ‘Pairs well with’ guide.

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