Make it Modern with Wallpaper

Out with the old, in with the NEW!

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A modern and playful print for walls – Modern Leaf Trail wallpaper by Beacon House

If you still think that wallpaper is old-fashioned, this post is for you! With a long history of being stereotyped as “outdated” and “out of style”, wallpaper is still trying to regain its footing in the home décor market place.

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Black Moroccan Grate Wallpaper – Beacon House Ink Collection

Over the past few years, we’ve been able to watch this negative perspective gradually decline. Now being listed as a top trend for 2015, we’re pretty sure that wallpaper is sticking around the long haul and will continually woo and wow us with each new and beautiful design.

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Modern style achieved with a classy faux grasscloth stripe – Stripes by Chesapeake Collection

Check out the many ways that wallpaper can transform your home into the modern era…

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Wallpaper can bring your design dreams to life! Faux wood to animal prints, bold stripes, metallics and colorful florals are all possible

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Trendy gold wallpaper with a chic metallic finish and raised suede accents – Huxley Gold Dundee, Geo Collection

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Two different looks, one modern statement! (all done with wallpaper!)

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Daraxa Black Paisley by Kenneth James

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Geometric Lattice Wallpaper – Simple Space II by Beacon House

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These two very different wallpapers show you the broad range of designs that can achieved

Check out the Modern Wallpaper section on our website to see more stylish patterns and prints!

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Inspired Spaces: Watercolor Décor

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Watercolor Mural done by Black Crow Studios

There is something so dreamy about watercolor in décor. Free spirited and effortless, this glorious design technique has the ability to bring a handcrafted look to a variety of pieces that include both fashion and home décor. Making its debut as an art form during the Renaissance, the watercolor trend has truly come a long way since.

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Even a soft touch of watercolor as seen in this duvet cover by Anthropologie, adds an enchanted allure to this simple bedroom look

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Watercolor Accent Pillow via Society6

Watercolor motifs have easily weaved their way from the walls to the ceilings, as well as into a variety of décor accents such as pillows, tableware, rugs and bedding. With the ability to give your space instant character, pale soft tones tend to bring a more romantic vibe, while brighter, more vivid tones add a punch of flavor!

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Whimsical and soft, these pale watercolor statements are effortlessly romantic in décor. Images from left to right: Poesie Wall Mural via Brewster Home Fashions, Floral Paisley Wall Mural by Eijffinger, Painting via Pinterest, Rug via West Elm, Bowls via Pinterest and Watercolor Ceiling via Viva Full House Blog

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Add brilliant detail to décor with a colorful and vivid watercolor print! Images from left to right: Print via Apartment Therapy, Passion Wall Mural via Brewster Home Fashions, Watercolor Painting & Curtains via Pinterest

With the ability to be used in so many different ways, whether you chose to accessorize, paint, wallpaper or accent, have fun incorporating this poetic look into your home.

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Trending: Flame Stitch Sage Chestnut hill Flame Stitch wallpaper from Modern Gentleman wallpaper collection

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Introducing Oxford: A Men’s Collection by Beacon House

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With an air of adventure, this vintage wallpaper design from the Oxford Collection, brings a well-traveled look to walls

Inspired by both old and new world influences, Oxford by Beacon House is a brilliant and sophisticated collection of wallpaper designs themed for a modern man’s space. Whether you’re looking to design an office, den, man cave or bedroom, this full range of masculine inspired prints, work to bring the finishing touch to your room.

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A handsome bedroom space designed with the Cypress Paisley Damask wallpaper, new from the Oxford Collection

With a wide spectrum of patterns including faux wood, leather and brick effects, as well as nautical looks, vintage cars and newspapers, plaids, paisleys, architectural designs and modern graphics, this handsome selection lends a hand in fashioning a space that’s all your own.

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Warm, comfortable style can be seen throughout this dashing collection of prints

A worldly color palette marked by spice tones, warm hues, blues and neutrals, makes this stylish mirage of traditional and fashionable wallpapers a timeless décor accent filled with dashing adventure, iconic accents and perfectly well-suited appeal.

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Meridian Nautical Plaid wallpaper via Oxford by Beacon House

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Perfect for a study or den, this scholarly print brings a well-educated air to walls accented with a chic vintage vibe

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Create a rustic and modern kitchen space with the Letterpress Typography wall paper via the Oxford Collection

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Classic nautical style via the Voyage Sailboats wallpaper design

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A collection of vintage newsprints on this neutral wallpaper design, brings an antique look and feel to walls

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Vintage ships, compasses, planes and hot air balloons, invite adventurous detail to any space – Explorer Antique Map wallpaper via the Oxford Collection

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How To: Decorating with Geometrics

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It’s no surprise that geometric patterns have made their way from Greek art to fashion to furniture, wallpaper, rugs, pillows and more! They continue to lie at the heart of great design and can transform even a drab room into a chic and stylish sanctuary. Geometric designs help to both modernize a home’s look and bring visual interest and depth to a room with a variety of simple shapes including diamonds, chevron prints, hexagons, circles and waves. Finding the right way to incorporate these uncomplicated prints into your personal space can be a headache and challenge when knowing where to begin may seem like an unending puzzle. However, we found with just a few elementary tips and tricks, decorating with geometrics can be as simple as pairing wine with cheese and black with white!

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Images via Pinterest & Design Milk

Starting with easy, basic changes is the first step to transforming your room into a modern oasis. Some simple ideas include hanging geometric style art or paintings with a modern twist on walls, redoing shelves or bookshelves incorporating square, diamond or block print patterns and finally bringing in a chevron rug or pillows as accents to your décor. Just remember that geometric prints are both bold and loud so only changing a few pieces is necessary.

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Geometric rugs are a wonderful solution to starting small. They bring both texture and balance to your room without being overpowering (image via Pinterest)

When working with geometrics, the two most important tips are making sure that the colors in the room flow properly together so they are not competing against one another, as well as the ratio of prints to solids is balanced. You need to have a place for the eye to breathe, away from all the attention grabbing elements. By creating spaces that are clean and devoid of design, your room will be proportional and inviting rather than busy and unwelcoming.

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A perfect example of balance, a geometric wallpaper offset by a solid duvet cover and pillows (image via Brewster Home Fashions)

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With coordinating colors and perfect balance, this room provides a wonderful example of geometric decorating done right (image via Brewster Home Fashions)

The last tip to keep in mind when incorporating geometrics into your room is when layering patterns and prints. Keep scale and balance in mind, offset smaller prints with slightly larger designs so they work together rather than overpowering one another.

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A large scale geometric rug offset by a small scale contemporary art design (image via decoist.com)

Have your own tips when decorating with geometrics? Share them below!

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Introducing GEO

Obsession-worthy geometrics, swanky stripes and mod texture effects

A contemporary wallpaper from the new Geo collection

This book is modern, chic, and hip, with vivid patterns. Prismatic shapes, jazz infused lines, polka dots and twists, are all gilded in couture finishes for a contemporary splendor. Pearlescent screen-printed effects, plush suede accents, gravure and beaded textures take this new collection to dazzling heights. The colors include neutrals with panache, a full spectrum of exalted silver greys, royal purples, cool blues, rose and tangerine. Once again Decorline impresses with new printing techniques and an exciting design style for today’s palette.

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