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Wallpaper, not just for walls.

Happy Autumn, everybody!

For us at NFG Designs, a new season symbolizes change, room for growth and new opportunities all around us, and we couldn't be more excited. We are truly looking forward to the cooler temperatures, yummy food, cozy nights and all the beautiful colour filled landscapes that this season has to offer. I think for most of us, when the colder months roll around, we tend to spend way more time inside. That being said, I think a lot of us have things about our spaces that we would like to change, or maybe just improve upon. Well, we have some ideas.

This weeks blog post, we are going to be talking about our deep love for all things wallpaper and how to incorporate wallpaper into your home. But here's the kicker, you can actually use wallpaper in a handful of different ways, not just on drywall! Yup, you heard us right. We have complied some of our favourite and unique ways to add wallpaper to a space to get that "wow" factor you've been looking for, without covering your walls.

1. On the ceiling

When it comes to bringing more detail and visual interest into your home, we want to remind you that you shouldn't ignore the blank canvas above your head. Wallpaper can seriously transform a simple ceiling into a jaw dropping feature in no time. Wallpapering a ceiling can definitely be a trickier job than your standard drywall, however, the results are well worth the extra effort. Wallpaper on the ceiling can add character, colour, drama and texture to any room and visually improve a spaces overall proportions, draw your eye upward and allows a room to look and feel larger.

2. In your cabinetry

In our eyes, adding wallpaper anywhere is an instant style upgrade. Adding this feature to your bookshelves and cabinetry? Brilliant. Wallpaper can really pull shelving together visually with minimal effort, creating a beautiful backdrop for all of your items. For many, styling shelves can be tough. How many books do I stack here? What type of frame should I put there? Do I need a vase? And the list goes on. By adding some colour and pattern as a backdrop for your items, you can style less and your pieces are more likely to look cohesive and well thought out. You can add wallpaper to glass door cabinetry, closet inserts, bookcases, furniture pieces or custom millwork to elevate your space.

3. Framed in mouldings

Framing wallpaper with mouldings has been a favourite of ours for a while now and has proven time and time again to be such an incredible design detail. There are endless combinations and looks you can achieve by doing this, and it ends up looking like a stunning, one-of-a-kind piece of art built in to your space. This application is a great way to create a custom look and elevate any room that needs that extra 'something'. We think this application looks especially amazing in bedrooms, dining rooms, hallways and front entries.

Here's a look at some of our favourite wallpaper moments we have come across to date...

Designers from top to bottom, left to right: Marie Flanigan Interiors, Change & Co., Betsy Went Interior Design, Ali Bud Interiors, Phillip Jeffries & NFG Designs Inc.

Inspired yet?

We hope that this blog has inspired you to think outside of the box and dream up some amazing ways you can incorporate wallpaper into your home, and not just on your walls! The options are endless and we believe that some colour, texture and pattern can truly transform a space and take it to the next level.


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