Spruce up your home in an instant with these stunning wallpaper options. By Christa Choo
Photos courtesy of goodrich global, dream & danovel
Things to note before you begin...
1) Always install wallpaper last. You risk damaging it if it’s installed before your furniture arrives. Plus, it’s easier to match wallpaper to furniture rather than the other way around.
Inkiostro Bianco Seletti Palace (price upon request) from Dream. Bring the charm of historic Italian palazzi into your home with this wallpaper, which features prints of 18th-century buildings.
2) Choose the right type of wallpaper for diff erent rooms. Fibreglass wallpaper, for instance, is fire- and water-resistant, and is therefore ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.
Andrew Martin Navigator Library in Stone, $448 for a set of two rolls, from Danovel. The bookshelf design adds a cosy library vibe to the room, minus the bulkiness of the real deal.
3) Don’t paper over flaws. With the exception of hairline cracks, slapping wallpaper over cracks and uneven surfaces makes them much.
Inkiostro Bianco Capital (price upon request) from Dream. This industrial-style pattern creates the illusion of texture with its typographical design. The understated colour serves as a great backdrop for statement furniture pieces.
4) Do your cost calculations. Taking a typical master bedroom of a HDB flat as a guide, and assuming you choose low- to mid-priced vinyl wallpaper, you should set aside $700 to $1,200 for labour and material costs (you’ll need 30m to 50m of wallpaper, or eight to 12 rolls, depending on the supplier and country of origin).
Eijffi nger Black & Light #356011, from $111 to $188 per roll, from Goodrich Global. The stark blackand- white colour palette, coupled with the geometric shapes, lends an uber-trendy, pop-art vibe to the room.