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 Romo; Photo by Angie Seckinger.

3. Create a whole new look without structural changes.

Don’t have the energy or budget to move walls, rip out a staircase or replace the flooring? Select a wallpaper that picks up on those existing elements and suddenly they’ll look cool again. In this Arlington town home, we left the white square floor tiles intact and looked for a bold, black-and-white wallpaper to complement them. The repetition, shapes and color of the graphic wall pattern work with the scale and color of the existing tile, door and wood banister—features the client wasn’t ready to change.

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