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Modern Kitchen Design In 2014

By Sugan_CML

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I can’t think of anything that packs a bigger punch than wallpaper to transform a space: with the amazing array of options, from paper and vinyl, to textiles and natural fibers, through glass and mica aggregates, not to mention the infinite color and pattern options, wallpaper is huge! And if revamping your spaces is on your must-have list for 2014, read on.

Not for the faint of heart, its installation is often best left to the professionals. Many papers require adhesive application, and all demand meticulous surface preparation-including smoothing and filling any defects- and the application of a dedicated wallpaper primer, to facilitate hanging but, most importantly, to allow for eventual easy removal.

Always order of at least 1-2 double rolls over and above the measured requirements! Use dedicated tools and plan out the placement of the strips for a professional result: one must always assume the finish point will not completely align with the starting place, and therefore, this must be positioned in the most forgiving place. But the point of wallpaper is so much about its impact in a space.

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contemporary dining room design by san francisco interior designer Kendall Wilkinson Design

When aiming for lasting power, adding texture and shimmer, while staying within a neutral palette, is a great starting point. In this dining space, the shimmery texture adds such a rich element to the space, one that could endure through changes in the textiles on upholstered goods.

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traditional dining room design by new york interior designer Last Detail Interior Design

And that is also the case here with the gorgeous trellis wallpaper by Osborne and Little, sure to remain a classic for years to come. The impact of wallpaper in small spaces, particularly powder rooms, is illustrated magically here with this Imperial Trellis wallpaper.

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traditional powder room design by seattle furniture and accessories GR Home/Graciela Rutkowski Interiors

And sometimes just a little texture can bring a fresh whimsical touch to a space

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modern dining room design

Wallpaper is the perfect solution to create a focal or accent wall, in a bedroom or in any space without them.

Newer papers encompass multiple textures and metallics with the ability to add interest with textures, both bold and sedate.

The enduring nature of texture as a wall covering has been well represented in the various grasscloths and natural fibers available today.

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tropical bedroom design by hawaii interior designer Willman Interiors / Gina Willman, ASID

This can be taken in a more modern direction as seen here with this silk Needler Fauchere selection.

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modern bedroom design by atlanta interior designer Niki Papadopoulos

So whether one is looking to add a feature wall to an otherwise bland space, add personality to a blank canvas, or simply ready rethink a room in a totally new direction, choices abound within the neutral palette that will neither shock nor limit other decorating choices. And let’s not forget ceilings: the 5th dimension of any space with fantastic potential for drama.

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contemporary dining room design by san diego interior designer HERMOGENO DESIGNS