Farrow & Ball is one of my favorite British companies – offering a mix of classic and modern design in both paint and paper. Recently they featured a segment on 10 Ways with Wallpaper and I wanted to share my favorite 5 ideas with you – great ways to use everything from off-cuts to full rolls of wallpaper. What you choose to do is up to you, and your budget.

Idea #1 Don’t know what to do with that leftover wallpaper? Or how about all those samples you’ve been collecting? Lining a drawer with brightly colored paper makes for a fun and practical surprise.

Wallpaper St Antoine BP 947 | Antique unit painted in Skimming Stone Estate Eggshell

Idea #2 Can’t get enough of your favorite paper?  Don’t stop at the walls – go all out and cover your space floor to ceiling. A great way to cover those builder grade closet doors, or god forbid, glass sliders!

Wallpaper Brocade 3209 | Woodwork Wimborne White Estate Eggshell

Idea #3 If you have champagne tastes but a beer budget, consider splurging on just a couple of lengths of your favorite paper and covering just a small niche area. Adding a console or chest of drawers and a light fixture will create a dramatic focal point.

Wallpaper Crivelli Trellis BP 3107 |Walls Pigeon Estate Emulsion | Woodwork Wimborne White

Idea #4  Revive a favorite lamp and bring color to your space with minimum investment and maximum design impact. Stripes will need to be turned on their side, so buy a long enough piece…

Wallpaper shade: Closet Stripe ST 364 | Walls in Pointing and Skimming Stone Estate Emulsion

Idea #5 We covered some unique headboard ideas last month, but how about this simple idea created by “cutting” your headboard out of a favorite wallpaper – obviously a brocade pattern like this will work best for creating an interesting shape.


Wallpaper Silvergate BP 852 | Bedside table painted in Wimborne White Estate Eggshell

My favorite? The drawer liners. Such a simple idea. I would use them in all my office, bathroom and kitchen drawers. Which is your favorite?

Checkout the full list and tips for how to do-it-yourself at Farrow & Ball.

For more Farrow & Ball Inspiration check out my book review “Living With Color” and Farrow & Ball Color Palettes.

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