Wallpaper doesn’t just have to be for the walls, does it? I love seeing my wallpapers being used in all sorts of different ways whether that be for an exciting up-cycle project, a colourful artwork on the wall or even a quirky cupboard makeover!

I’ve popped together a list of five different ways in which I like to introduce my Mairi Helena Wallpaper into the home and would love to know what you think!

Wardrobe Decor

Large walk in wardrobes are a perfect wallpapering opportunity spot just waiting to happen in my book! You can instantly change dull wardrobe doors into a striking feature for the room by wallpapering the front panels.

Here’s a wardrobe makeover in my Mairi Helena Grey Tailor Thistle Wallpaper

Alternatively, if your wardrobe or cupboard is big enough you could provide a burst of unexpected colourful delight by wallpapering the insides – we all love the unexpected!

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It’s amazing what a lick of paint and a splash of luxcycling can do to an old tired piece of furniture. Perhaps you have a much loved hand me down but it’s just needing a bit of a revamp? Applying wallpaper to side units or a desk can bring a fun, contemporary twist to what initially started as a plain piece of furniture. Experiment! How about the back of a glass cabinet or back of a bookshelf? Something that I’ve always wanted to do is wallpaper a stair case….I’m working on it!

Here is my Mairi Helena Fine Art Pink Thistle Wallpaper expertly up cycled on this side unit my the lovely Zoe from Muck n Brass.

Frame it 

Wallpaper offcuts never go to waste. Colourful wallpaper provides the perfect opportunity in which to frame a section for an instant splash of vibrant wall art. My Mairi Helena Island Botanist Wallpaper goes perfectly with a statement gold frame don’t you think?! A smaller piece of my Mairi Helena Emerald Thistle Wallpaper framed above.

Mantelpiece Masterpiece

Of course, when there’s a wall that’s destined to be a feature wall, then don’t hold back! A wallpapered wall can act as a hugely satisfying art work for the room and a real focus point. The walls around a mantelpiece can be a natural spot for a feature wall.

Here is my Mairi Helena Harris Green Thistle Wallpaper providing a colourful backdrop and large scale art work wall.

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Bathroom Blitz

Wallpaper in the bathroom?! Who’s a fan? Here’s a splash of my Mairi Helena Emerald Thistle Wallpaper brightening up this bathroom wall.

So how would you style your wallpaper? Do you have a wallpaper project in mind that you are about to embark on? I would love to hear what you have planned! If you have any questions about any of my Mairi Helena Wallpapers, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can also view the full range of Mairi Helena Wallpapers by visiting our online shop where you can also request samples across each design.

Happy Wallpapering!