Wallpaper Upcycling Methods to Utilize

wallpaper upcycling methods utilize

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on how to upcycle wallpaper. Upcycling, which refers to repurposing or otherwise refurbishing old items or materials for further use, is common across many craft or related areas, but tends to fit especially well into the world of wallpaper given how these products work.

At Wallpaper Warehouse, we’re happy to help not only direct you to the ideal wallpaper color, style, manufacturer or any other quality you need, but also assist with any practical use needs or questions you have – including how to recycle or upcycle our wallpaper materials as needed. While part one of our series discussed how and why to upcycle your wallpaper, today’s part two will dig into a few different ways of doing so. We’ll utilize the three broad types of wallpaper upcycling we went over in part one during our three examples here.

Framing and Furniture

One of the options we mentioned in part one was for those using traditional wallpaper. You may have bits of extra paper after papering your walls, for instance, or you could be removing certain panels from the wall and looking for ways to repurpose those panels.

One great route here is to frame a section of wallpaper, which can then be placed on a different wall to transport the aesthetic across the home. This also helps break up a wall – some will even frame multiple pieces of the same wallpaper and hang them in multiple areas of the same room. In other cases, you might use extra wallpaper pieces to upcycle old furniture, such as cabinets, wardrobes, bookcases or others that can be re-energized using your wallpaper.

Coasters, Lampshades and Samples

Another option for wallpaper upcycling that’s a bit more direct is utilizing samples you order specifically for this purpose. In some cases these come with your larger order, but some buyers actually order these with upcycling in mind.

One of the most common uses of these smaller pieces for upcycling is covering smaller furniture or convenience items. If you have a bunch of drink coasters, for instance, match them up by papering them with wallpaper samples. If you have a lampshade that’s fading or doesn’t match the rest of a room’s aesthetic, consider covering it with wallpaper to change it up.

Peel-and-Stick Options

Finally, peel-and-stick wallpaper is also very popular for upcycling, in large part due to the ease of removing it and sticking it somewhere else with no residue. There are numerous options for upcycling this wallpaper after it’s been used on a wall, from wallpapering your staircase to various bedroom furniture areas. If you can stick wallpaper onto it, it’s technically eligible for a peel-and-stick upcycle.

For more on how to upcycle wallpaper, or to learn about any of our discounted wallpaper options, speak to the staff at Wallpaper Warehouse today.

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