Designer Meg Lonergan Shows Us How to Wow With Wallpaper
Because sometimes a paint job just doesn't quite cut it.
Here at Meg Lonergan Interiors, we love encouraging our clients to use bold, bright wallpapers. We find that they make such a big impact on any space, big or small. Particularly if the clients are on a budget, wallpaper is a great way to make a big statement without breaking the bank. Keep reading to find some examples and ideas about how wallpaper can make a room complete.
In this charming powder room, we used a Manuel Canovas modern toile on the walls, sconce shades and window shade. The color brightens the space and the repetition of the pattern makes the room truly feel pulled together.
In this dining room, we used a scenic wall paper over the wainscot. With so much variation in pattern and color, artwork isn't even necessary. The dark background provided a great contrast to the light painted millwork.
We wallpapered the living room of this bachelor pad with pages ripped out of old French textbooks. The books were found at an antique market, and make the story of the room so charming. We accentuated the graphic quality of the paper by painting the millwork and trim in a dark, rich charcoal gray.
Sometimes small spaces just need texture, and this powder bathroom was no exception. To make this happen, we papered the walls in soft white grasscloth, simultaneously keeping the room cozy and calm with monochromatic hues.
This powder room was originally painted gray, but we decided it needed to brightened up a bit! We selected a paper with these lively coral "climbing hydrangeas" and used a dark green paint on a custom vanity.
In this second home in Austin, we wallpapered the ceiling of the dining room in a fun pop of magenta grasscloth. Remember - wallpaper doesn't have to be exclusive to the walls!