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Decorating With Wallpaper – Inspiration, Ideas and Resources

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Wallpaper is making (or has already made?) a comeback.  You’ve probably noticed it in decorating mags and on social media, and you’ll usually see a minimum of one wallpapered room now when touring a new model home.

Our buyers have also noticed a steady increase in it’s popularity at High Point Market.  It’s even being incorporated onto accent furniture to create distinctive, “one-of-a-kind” pieces.

If you’ve never wallpapered before, you may be really excited about the trend.  And if you’re someone who has spent hours stripping old wallpaper, just hearing the word may have the potential to send you into a tailspin.  Or you may be somewhere in the middle.

Photo Genevieve Garruppo via Lonny

No matter where you fall in the spectrum, because wallpaper can sometimes be labor intensive to install (and even more so to remove), many of us might be hesitant to give it a try.

Here are a few ideas for making decorating with wallpaper less intimidating, and easier to live with longer:

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Furnishing Your Home: 6 Ways To Use a Bench

A bench is such a verstile piece of furniture. Love this rustic one with leather upholstered top!
Metalworks Bench

Some pieces of furniture that we buy, such as a sofa or a bed, are made for pretty specific uses and room(s) in the house.

Others are more versatile and able to be used in multiple ways and places, and the bench is definitely one of those. It has great longevity in that it may start in one place in the house, but then be moved from room to room over time depending on where it’s needed the most.

There’s almost always somewhere that you can benefit from one these versatile pieces, so they never outgrow their usefulness.

Here are some ways that you may want to use them in your home:

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How To Design Kids Bedrooms To Grow With Them


Calistoga Dresser

Kids grow so fast, and personalities and preferences evolve rapidly.  What once was the peeeerfect bedroom (wasn’t that just yesterday?), can quickly become too childish.  The furniture is no longer a good fit and much of the decor no longer reflects age or preferences.

That leaves parents with two choices:  1) redecorate often – which is a valid option if you love to decorate and have the time and budget, OR  2) create a room that will grow with your kids and requires minimal changes.

For those parents who prefer Option 2, here are tips on how to design kids bedrooms to grow with them:


The Cross Interior Design

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