I recently had remnants of some modern striped wallpaper framed to hang in my living room. The room is filled with mostly traditional furnishings so I wanted to add some contemporary touches to keep the space fresh. The color scheme for the room is green, blue, white, and gold so this abstract blue stripe from Larsen was perfect. I have yet to pick the exact location where I want hang these new pieces but I am sure they will find a home on an empty wall soon enough!
Framing or wallpaper is an inexpensive alternative to costly fine art. The key is to find a wallpaper you love and either have it mounted on canvas or framed simply so as not to compete with the paper itself. If you choose a scenic paper it is best to frame or mount an entire repeat. In the case of an all over pattern such as a stripe, damask, or geometric, you can frame as large or as small a piece as your wall space requires.
L.A. based designer Suzanne Rheinstein framed two pieces of chinoiserie paper in her timeless living room.
Domino Magazine featured many beautiful examples of framed wallpaper throughout its years of publication. This large panel of chinoiserie paper used in the dining room Laura Vinroot Poole still looks fresh as a backdrop to the modern dining room furnishings.
Dining rooms are great spaces to use framed wallpaper panels. They are one of the most often wallpapered rooms in a house. If you cannot afford or do not want to commit to a certain print, framed panels are a great solution.
Bunny Williams used colorful, framed scenic Chinese wallpaper to unify this dining room showcased in her book Point of View.
Like Williams, Steven Gambrel used a pair of scenic panels as the focal point in this eclectic dining space. The wallpaper incorporates and makes sense of the varied colors used in this happy room.