It seems that different wallpapers always remain after repair, and it is a pity to throw them away. It doesn’t matter, and we’ll show you 15 ideas on how to give them new life in the interior. It is almost impossible to purchase wallpaper for renovation so that not a single extra piece is left. Over the years, you can accumulate several rolls of different styles and colors, which together will not be enough for one room. We suggest not to give up and think about using them in interior decoration – there are many options.
1- Pictures from wallpaper
Stretch old wallpaper on a stretcher or frame it. Several of these “pictures” look especially interesting on one wall with similar ornaments, for example, geometric ones. Real art!
2- Furniture, decor outside
Do you like decorating using the decoupage technique? The principle is about the same: treat the boring furniture with PVA glue, attach the wallpaper and smooth it well. For reliability, paper canvases can be varnished on top. Now you have a brand new and unique nightstand or wardrobe.
3- Floral Wallpaper
Why limit yourself to what everyone can see? The inside of the chest of drawers also catches your eye quite often – every time you pull it out. Decorate it with beautiful bright floral wallpaper.
An interesting option for using wallpaper is that very small and narrow cuts are suitable here. You can choose the same pattern for each step or try different ones.
5- Focus on one wall
If there isn’t enough wallpaper for an entire room, you can quickly refresh a familiar interior by highlighting one wall. So you can change the usual zoning and shift the focus to where you would like to direct attention.
Most likely, there will not be enough material for a large area. Wallpaper on the ceiling works best in small spaces, like a bathroom or toilet – the room becomes cozy and closed, like a box.
Use wallpaper to make a new lampshade for your favorite old lamp. Or, paint the inside of a simple solid color pendant light to add intrigue.
An exquisite homemade headboard for a bed without a back will immediately make the interior luxurious. Here it is better to use vinyl wallpaper, easily wiped if necessary.
With the help of a screen, you can easily zone the space: create a wardrobe corner in the bedroom or separate two children’s beds. Decorate a standard one-color paper cover with wallpaper with an intricate pattern. Or choose a color and pattern that looks like the room’s walls – and the screen will blend in with the interior.
The bright pattern looks especially expressive under glass. Here you don’t even need glue – the wallpaper can be changed to others at any time.
11- Patchwork wall
If you have several types of wallpaper, make something like a mosaic of cut-out squares on the wall. It can turn out to be very fun and unusual, especially in the children’s room.
By the way, the wallpaper in the children’s room is often exposed to undesirable effects – they get dirty, they draw on them. Do not be nervous. Just take this as an opportunity to update the interior periodically. For example, you can make a whole panel with a world map cut out from different rolls of old wallpaper together with your children.
13- Finishing open cabinets
The inside surface of open cabinets and shelves usually looks neutral and dull. Why not decorate it with wallpaper to make the displayed dishes stand out even more profitably? It will be especially great if the patterns are combined with curtains and textiles in the room.
14- Decor items
Trays, caskets, storage boxes, gift boxes – they all benefit from wallpapering. An interesting idea: decorate an office tablet for papers, and even during difficult negotiations, you will be pleased with the thought of your beautiful home.
An economical and unusual way to give a second life to wallpaper that was not useful during the repair. The easiest option is a solid canvas assembled with an “accordion.” It is better to choose materials that let light through but are not too thin. Another way is to stick narrow strips on the blinds.