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10 Home Design Crimes

Don't Wallpaper Large Spaces

Wallpaper is making a small comeback in today's home decorating trends, but keep in mind that a little wallpaper goes a long way. Wallpapering large rooms or spaces can make you feel dizzy and overwhelmed, but covering walls in small spaces, like a powder room or guest bathroom, with whimsical designs can look fantastic.

When shopping for the perfect wallpaper pattern, visit paint stores and home design showrooms and try to see as many samples as possible to get an understanding of what patterns appeal to you. Contemporary, extraordinary designs are popular, but plaids and oversized florals are definitely antiquated styles. Whatever you do, don't decorate your home with wallpaper borders! They'll become the unsophisticated focal point in a room and ruin any attempt at updating a space.