Kitchens can often feel clinical and functional, so adding wallpaper when decorating is one way to really soften the space; making it homely and inviting, and giving you a chance to inject a bit of personality.
Decorating a kitchen is also a great opportunity to think outside of the box when it comes to wallpaper and here are 6 different ways to use it...
1. Add a border
Adding a border between a worktop and a shelf is a really unique way of creating interest in an otherwise dead space. It creates a focal point and injects personality into a kitchen. We love how @ouroldmanse has added our Garden of Eden Border in Grey to her neutral kitchen, perfectly complementing the colour scheme and adding an element of pattern and texture to it too.
2. Use a mural
Make a statement and transform the feel of your kitchen with a wall mural. Murals can add texture to a small space, or a focal point to a large room and using one in a kitchen in particular can really soften the space. We love how @lucyhamiltonathome Garden of Eden Mural has completely changed the feel of the room and really brings out her personality.
3. Accent walls
If a whole room is a bit daunting, try adding a focal point with just one accent wall. The benefit of this is that you can be as bold as you want. As it's not the whole space, wallpapering just one wall is the perfect opportunity to go wild with pattern and colour.
4. Give your island a makeover
If you want maximum impact for little effort, wallpapering your island is the perfect way to give your kitchen a mini makeover. Use a faux surface wallpaper like brick or concrete to give a lifelike effect, or just go crazy with your favourite pattern. As it's such a small space, you can really inject your own personality into it and change the feel of the room.
5. Get creative
Wallpaper doesn't just need to go on walls. Think outside the box and give your appliances a splash of colour and pattern too. We love how @lisaweaverhome has transformed her fridge from bland to bold and beautiful, making it more in keeping with the rest of the kitchen scheme.
6. Small spaces can be wallpapered too
Sometimes the smaller the space, the better it can handle a bold print. Adding wallpaper to one wall of a galley kitchen can open the space up, making it feel wider and more spacious. It also gives the space more of a focal point so the eye is drawn to the pattern of the wallpaper, rather than the lack of space.