The Golden Rules of Decorating with Glitter Wallpaper
This season, daring, eye-catching designs are all the rage when it comes to home décor and in particular wallpaper designs. One trend that has continued to be popular is the use of glitter wallpaper to create feature walls. There is no doubt with its lustrous, sparkling finish that glitter wallpaper adds glamor to any room or event, but it is also important to think how you and where you can use glitter wallpaper in your home for a beautiful on-trend that doesn’t overpower your space. Our blog this week looks at the important things to consider when using glitter wallpaper.
Think About Color
The beauty of our range of glitter wallpaper is that there are so many colors to choose from. This means that it is incredibly versatile to work with an existing color scheme in your home, or if you are working on a themed event or commercial install you will undoubtedly find a shade to suit your taste or mood board, meaning that you don’t have to re-decorate your entire home and can use existing accessories. Just a hint of glitter really can transform your room. When using the darker colors such as Black Hologram or Aubergine, it creates a sense of drama and decadence, whilst neutral or light colors such as Cream Ice or Champagne adds freshness due to their light-catching qualities.
Check Your Measurements
Our glitter wallpaper is not like a traditional paper roll of wallpaper and this often confuses many customers. Our glitter wallpaper is a fabric backed glitter wallcovering which is sold by the meter. To help you work out how much glitter wallpaper you’ll need for your project we offer a wallpaper calculator. All you need to do is simply measure the height and width of your wall(s) and put the data into the calculator and it will estimate how much wallpaper and how much glitter adhesive you require. As with any estimator it is important to confirm these measurements with your designer / installer to make sure they are correct.
A great tip is to save any cut-offs left over as you can use them creatively, we’ve had customers use them to make cushions, blinds, curtain pelmets and even cover wood paneling in dining rooms!
Take Your Time
Whether you’re opting to do it yourself or to have a professional decorator hang your glitter wallpaper, it is important to take your time. We provide fitting instructions with all of our orders to help you understand the difference in hanging a fabric wallcovering v a traditional paper wallpaper. We also have an in-depth ‘How To Hang Glitter Wallpaper‘ video that is a great visual tool to help with installation. Whichever route you decide to go, take your time to find a decorator confident in hanging glitter wallpaper and if you’re doing it yourself have all your materials ready and make sure you have fully prepped your wall for a perfect finish.
Your Home, Your Style
How you choose to decorate your home is a really personal choice and there are so many different ways to style your home; ultimately it depends on the look that you are trying to create.
Do you want something understated and traditional? Do you want to create somewhere where you can relax at the end of a busy day? Is color important to you and you want to bring your favorite colors into your home? Maybe you have a love for Oriental, Middle-Eastern decor and want to create a sumptuous and opulent space for entertaining.
The most important thing if you have a style and theme in mind is that it is something you love and to have fun with it. Whilst many of our customers choose to use our glitter wallpaper in obvious rooms such as bedrooms and living rooms why not think outside the box. Glitter wallpaper doesn’t have to be limited to your living room or bedroom. We believe it can be used anywhere, so why not add a touch of sparkle to your kitchen or bathroom? We also have a number of visual merchandisers who have used it for commercial installations in restaurants, shopping malls, promotional events and even weddings as the ultimate photography background.
Hopefully this blog has given you some ideas and inspiration of how to use glitter wallpaper in your DIY project. Using glitter wallpaper allows you to create a look that is truly beautiful and unique and incredibly high end.
Why not browse through our complete collection of glitter wallpaper and start your inspiration board? We promise you’ll find something that you’ll love.