You’ve seen it everywhere — and every time, you think, “GAH, that looks AMAZING!” Know the trend? Yep, wallpaper accent walls.

Savvy home decorators have snatched a page right out of their mentors’ 1980s playbook and are embracing wallpaper once again with a modern twist and a bit more sophistication.

Wanna give it a try? If you’ve got the wall, some willing friends, and free Saturday, here are a few tips to get you rollin’:

1. Choose your color, style, and pattern. Look at as many pics as you can, but since this is an accent wall, don’t be afraid to go bold.

2. Read the instructions carefully. Seriously, skimming won’t do. There is more than one kind of paper and they aren’t all applied the same way. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up with a goopy mess instead of a stunning wall.

3. Go ahead and cover the outlets as you go. When everything is dry, you go back and cut off the excess paper.

4. Smooth wallpaper from the center towards the edge. This will get rid of air bubbles instead of just moving them around.

With these tips (and few easy-to-follow video tutorials), you can take a room from ho-hum to heck-yeah in just a few short hours.

Wondering what other improvements, you can make to your home that will offer a return when you sell? Send me a message – I would love to share the top upgrades for 2021!

Post by Artur Cruz

Century21 Plaza

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