Easy, Unexpected Ideas to Use Wallpaper

Creative ways to use peel-and-stick wallpaper
easy unexpected ideas to use wallpaper
GlucksteinElements Jardin peel-and-stick wallpaper, Allegra wall sconces, Otis area rug; GlucksteinHome Jardin bedding

When it comes to home décor, the versatility of wallpaper has expanded beyond the traditional four walls of a room. In fact, luxury peel-and-stick wallpaper is now taking centre stage in creative applications throughout the home. It’s a versatile material capable of transforming your living spaces in unconventionally fun and stylish ways. Here, we look at several easy, unexpected ideas to use wallpaper, exploring imaginative applications that might just change the way you use it.

1. Guest Room Alcove: A Touch of Elegance

Who said wallpaper had to blanket an entire room? Give your guest room an elegant twist by using peel-and-stick wallpaper to highlight architectural features, such as a wall niche or a distinctive feature wall. This not only introduces a splash of pattern and colour but also provides an excellent opportunity to test the waters of wallcoverings without going all-in on commitment. Opt for a luxury peel-and-stick variety for a result that’s truly an upgrade.

2. Fireplace Chimney Breast: The Focal Point Redefined

Give your fireplace chimney breast a makeover with dramatic peel-and-stick wallpaper pattern. This unconventional way to use wallpaper eliminates the need for additional art. Simply let the wallcovering itself become the visual centrepiece of the room. Once you select your pattern, choose a colour from that palette to paint the rest of the room.

easy unexpected ideas to use wallpaper
GlucksteinElements Ashbury wall sconce; GlucksteinHome Bryce chair, Delma accent table

3. Vanity Drawer Front: Bathroom Bliss

A fun way to use wallpaper in the bathroom? Cover vanity drawer fronts with the same luxury peel-and-stick paper that you’ve used on the walls. It will instantly transform a plain or outdated vanity into a stylish focal point. The convenient nature of washable, repositionable peel-and-stick makes it a breeze to experiment with different patterns.

4. Wall Panelling: Nature-Inspired Warmth

Infuse warmth into your mudroom or pantry by applying peel-and-stick wallpaper to the wall panelling or cabinet doors. Opt for nature-inspired patterns, such as faux woodgrain or paperweave, to introduce the look of texture and a calming neutral-toned aesthetic. It not only elevates the space with a custom feel, but also provides a practical and easy-to-clean solution for high-traffic areas.

GlucksteinElements Paper Weave peel-and-stick wallpaper
GlucksteinElements Paper Weave peel-and-stick wallpaper

5. Laundry Room Feature Wall: Style Meets Function

Revamp your laundry room or powder room with peel-and-stick wallpaper as an alternative to traditional tiles above a short backsplash. It’s more affordable, easier to install, and injects personality with fun colours and patterns.

GlucksteinElements Allegra lighting and Facet Geometric wallpaper
GlucksteinElements Facet Geometric peel-and-stick wallpaper, Allegra pendant lights

Photography by Stacey Brandford