Even when the repair is completed, the owners are in no hurry to throw out the remnants of the wallpaper, because they can be useful if you have something to glue. But the excess material can be used otherwise! We will tell you what can be made from the remnants of wallpaper to decorate the interior of the house.
Design with plain wallpaper or repeating pattern often looks dull and trite. Let's find out how to fix it.
Single wall accent
Often, after repairing, not only pieces remain, but also a couple of rolls. To re-paste the room, this amount of wallpaper will not be enough. But for one wall should be enough.
The accent wall makes the interior of the room spectacular and original. Different surface color draws attention to itself. So you can emphasize some piece of furniture or look away from something unattractive. With emphasis, you can zone the space.
If there are several types of wallpaper, then try to combine them. Cut them into squares of the same size. They can paste over the whole room or just one wall. Patchwork wall will become a bright accent in the room or divide the room into several zones. This design is ideal for children's bedrooms, as well as rooms in vintage style. The only thing you need to be careful with is the choice of color. Try to main shades were not more than three.
Another way to quickly and inexpensively update the interior. False panels are glued on top of the main trim on smooth wallpaper or painted walls. This finishing option is suitable for a classic style, so you can add solemnity to the room. It is preferable to imitate panels to use a thick canvas with neutral patterns, floral motifs are allowed. After the wallpaper panels are dry, they need to be framed with plastic or wooden planks. Frames can be made in a contrasting color or tinted color.
Against the background of false panels usually hang mirrors, lamps, watches or paintings.
From the remaining wallpaper can be made headboard, if it is not. This usually happens if the bedroom is small, as beds with massive headboards are more common in spacious rooms. You can simply paste over a part of the wall behind the bed with wallpaper of a different color, you can give the headboard some form. The choice depends on your taste preferences. Against the background of a monophonic wall, wallpaper with a pattern will look gorgeous, especially if you pick up bed linen with similar patterns.
To decorate a children's room, you can cut out various figures from the remnants of wallpaper with your own hands.
Examples of figures:
- animals and birds;
- letters, numbers, geometric shapes;
- little men;
- cars, trains, airplanes;
- butterflies, ladybugs;
- fairy tale characters.
This option is good for the fact that such decor can be done by children. Let your child show imagination and choose an application. Also, this technique will help disguise painted or stained areas of the walls.
Update old furniture
If you are tired of old furniture, get the wallpaper, which remained after the repair, and begin the transformation. Paper can paste the back walls of open cabinets and racks, the facades of the drawers and the front side of the doors. Furniture will look spectacular if the color of the wallpaper is in harmony with a touch of curtains and accessories. To emphasize a fresh look of the updated furniture it is possible by means of modern accessories. This way everyone can liven up the space. The main thing is not to rush to do everything neatly.
If you do not want to carry out experiments on walls or furniture, and changes in the interior are necessary, you can use ideas to decorate home accessories.
With the help of the remaining wallpaper, you can add the attractiveness of the old lamp. The shred of paper is selected according to the size of the lampshade, the wallpaper must be measured with a margin of a couple of centimeters. The stock is glued to the inside of the lampshade, so the edges look neater. If you pre-cut patterns on paper, they will be reflected on the walls when the lamp is on. You can additionally decorate the lamp with ribbons, laces, lace, etc., based on the interior style.
Banks and boxes
Storage tanks for all sorts of small things can also look attractive. Tin cans are easy to paste over with wallpaper residue. So that the paper is well laid down, you need to moisten it abundantly with glue. If desired, after drying, the jars can be further decorated with string, tags can be made with inscriptions, etc. Also glued and storage boxes for clothes, shoes, cosmetics. After the decor they no longer have to hide in the closet, standing on the shelves, they only add to the room of originality.