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When it comes to blending the traditional and the on-trend, wallpaper is one of the easiest, most cost-effective, and most bang-for-your-buck items we’ve come across in recent years.
When it comes to wedding decor, you want to offer something unique and emblematic of the day’s match while also honoring trends and traditions. That last part is harder than anything else because, as long as you follow your heart’s guide when planning your wedding ceremony, the first part takes care of itself. But how do you meld tradition with trends in a way that is effective? One hot new outside-of-the-box idea that we’ve fallen in love with recently is the usage of wallpaper as part of the overall decorating scheme at a wedding and related ceremonies.
First, you might be thinking to yourself: Wallpaper, how does that work? Don’t worry, we’ll explain it to you as well as some tips on how to incorporate this trend into your wedding aesthetic. When it comes to blending the traditional and the on-trend, wallpaper is one of the easiest, most cost-effective, and most bang-for-your-buck items we’ve come across in recent years. That’s because the wallpaper they are making now is not what your grandparents used in their living room or the typical way that they were used – accenting walls; from dynamic prints to bold colors, today’s wallpaper is tomorrow’s hot wedding decor idea.
We are here to flip the script on how we use wallpaper. But some fun facts on Wallpaper first: Never Worry About What to Do About Wedding Decor Again With This Idea
Some Facts About Wallpaper
Wallpaper as a decorating medium goes way back to before the 1700s. As you can imagine, it was a much more labor-intensive affair back then with hand-painted wallpaper being most common alongside stenciling and even woodblock printing. Today, with machine printing and computer design, wallpaper is more dynamic and affordable than ever before. While you would have never used wallpaper carelessly in the past, today we are afforded the luxury of utilizing this unique piece of decor in the larger vision for a wedding. And we’re definitely going to take advantage of this!
The Surprising Secret to Creating a Wallpaper Aesthetic
Now we’re getting to the fun part: How to actually use a wallpaper aesthetic in your wedding.
Here’s where the script is flipped. So, instead of the customary way of using wallpaper which is passé, we noticed that people are using wallpaper on their ceilings, and it’s breathtaking. See a few photos below. Why not make this idea a part of your wedding aesthetic: Think backdrops, ceiling wallpaper, wraps, and other creative uses. This idea will work best in an unconventional venue where the area that is accent, the ceiling, stands out. Essentially, if you can apply wallpaper to a surface, it becomes a canvas upon which you can work. You could make an awesome step-and-repeat for wedding guests to take pictures in front of and you could combine this with a floral arrangement that compliments the wallpaper’s thematic colors. The choice is yours, ultimately, but here are five things you want to keep in mind.
1. Have a Theme in Mind
You will want to coordinate your wallpaper with the theme of your wedding. Here, you want to avoid contrasts such as a pastel-heavy wedding and a metallic wallpaper or vice versa. Because wallpaper is so enveloping, contrasts are best left for simpler designs or in use of accessory elements such as the flowers and general decor. The wallpaper should tie everything together, not present it like something on a plate.
2. Have a Color Scheme in Mind
You will want to match complementary colors with one another. We suggest using a color guide and working within the range of options contained in that. Beyond simple color matching, however, you will also want to compare and contrast the fabric colors, decorating accessories, and wallpaper itself to make sure there is alignment. After all, printing and fabric dying, just to take two examples, can often result in vastly different end colors though they bear the same name.
Plan where you want to place the wallpaper and develop a schedule for how this is to be done. Also think about removal and cleanup.
4. Think Textures
Consider contrasting textures and colors in accessories such as fabrics and floral arrangements near the wallpaper backdrop or ceilingdrop.
5. Don’t forget Costs
You will also want to keep in mind all of the costs associated with the above as well as with the wallpaper itself. Though many are quite affordable, some of the more robust pieces of wallpaper can be quite expensive indeed.
Here’s how to flip the script on wallpaper usage:
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Things You Never Knew About Wallpaper
No matter how you use wallpaper, know that it is another option in your set of tools that you can use to make your wedding ceremony that extra touch of unique and special.