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How to Pick the Perfect Wallpaper for Every Room in Your Home


Your home design questions answered.

QUESTION: I’m redoing my living room, dining room and kitchen, and I’ve decided to go with wallpaper. How should I begin my search for the perfect pick for each room?

ANSWER: Diane Lembo, president and owner of Newtown Square Wallpaper & Design,

Newtown Square

: The perfect pick for each room begins with the existing elements in your home. The kitchen would be a natural starting point. What color are the cabinets: cherry, walnut, white? The wallpaper pick should complement and pull out the tones and finishes of the existing cabinets. Wallpaper colors and style selections are based on the existing furnishings and elements that must remain in the space. The perfect pick for the living room and dining room would depend on the existing elements in those rooms. Area rugs, upholstery, and the wood tone of the dining room furniture are elements that should be considered. The fixed elements such as the existing furnishing should always blend with and complement the wallpaper—a perfect marriage of materials. Also, keep in mind there are endless options for every taste and style. Pattern types such as Damask, tone on tones, Textures, Medallions, Floral, Paisleys and Retro Modern patterns are all available. Also, many companies, like our own, will come out for an in-home design consultation. The consultation provides various selections and solutions for the completion of a décor.

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