Making Wallpaper Work for Renters

Working for a wallpaper manufacturer while living in a rental should, in my opinion, be considered some form of torture. Every time we release a new collection or I spot some pretty new samples hanging in our studio, I “ooh” and “ahh” over them for several minutes before remembering… oh, that’s right, I can’t put up wallpaper. (I can’t even hang pictures!) As soon as I remember the super-strict leasing agreement I’m bound to for at least another couple months, my head droops and I drag myself wearily away from the gorgeous patterns and stylish designs. Someday, I think, and then proceed to mope for a couple hours.

Much to my surprise, however, our studio has been giving a great deal of thought to the situations of my fellow apartment and rental property dwellers. Since we almost never have permission to put up wallpaper, but still crave splashes of design in our caves of white walls and neutral carpeting, any way we can use wallpaper without a landlord breathing down our necks is welcome. Here are some photos from our latest collection, Bistro 750, that feature literally “off the wall” ideas for using wallpaper in any space.

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Getting Creative

There’s a common misconception in today’s world: that wallpaper is just for walls.

Okay, I know it makes sense. It’s called wallpaper, after all. But when’s the last time you saw a toothpick in someone’s teeth, as opposed to sticking out of your burger with a little flag on top? People are great at finding new and unexpected uses for everyday things, from small to large, and wallpaper is no exception to that rule. Its original purpose was, and always will be, to dress up your walls… but even if you’re not an interior designer, you too can find clever ways to add the timeless elegance and style of wallpaper to a wide variety of areas, products, and surfaces.

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