Commitment. It can be so exciting, but also scary. Wallpaper is a commitment and therefore, scary for some people. However, wallpaper can also add personality and beautiful texture to a room or area of the home.
That being said, unless you're looking to make a bold statement, using it in smaller areas like above wainscoting in a powder room or in a laundry room or pantry is the perfect way to incorporate it without feeling like it overwhelms the space.
Be sure to consider the scale of the pattern in order to make sure it is appropriate for the size of the wall or room where you're planning to use it. And don't forget, if you're truly not ready to make the long term commitment, removable wallpaper is an excellent option and comes in many different styles and patterns just like traditional wallpaper. Don't be afraid to take the plunge!
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