6 Reasons to Love Wallpaper

It's one of the most versatile tools in the designer's tool kit, says Arlington designer Nicole Lanteri.

Design by Nicole Lanteri Design; Paper by Omexco through Romo; Photo by Laura Metzler.

2. Make a large, open space feel cozier with texture.

Everyone loves openness and light, but they can be too much—particularly in a room that’s supposed to feel cozy. This spacious master bedroom has an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, but it was almost too large and too bright to sleep in. Not exactly calm and restful. We used a textured grass cloth wallpaper in a blue that leans navy, with just the lightest touch of a silver thread running through the paper. The texture gives movement to the room without being overwhelming, and the shimmering color is serene.  By papering all three of the interior walls, we made a room that was too large (with odd angles to boot) feel intimate and more squared off, while still light and airy.

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