Wallpaper: 10 Things You Need to Know Before It Goes Up
Wallpaper is fresh and fabulous, but it can be intimidating. If you've got questions, we've got straightforward, time-saving, cost-cutting answers.
Photo: Michel Arnaud; styling: Carlos Mota
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What do I do in rooms with low ceilings?
"Check out some of the dip-dyed wallpapers that are now available," says Ashlyn Gibson, owner of the design and clothing store Olive Loves Alfie
. "They have intense color at the bottom, then fade out to white or neutrals at the top, giving the magical illusion of taller walls." Vertical patterns like stripes create a similar effect, says Becker. "Consider painting the ceilings white or another light color, such as pale yellow or blue, to add extra height."