Wallpaper Border Creative usage explores the many ways in which wallpaper borders impact room style. Wallpaper borders at one time were very popular. They came in a wide variety of styles and colors. With the advent of wallpaper sidewalls as artwork and on feature walls, borders are less popular and are no longer made in large batches. We have over 2000 in-stock borders that run the gamut from cottage style florals to mid-century geometric patterns. In the future, borders may be hard to come by.
Colefax and Fowler
Recently, I was reading one of my fav design books–“Colefax and Fowler”. It traces the life of John Fowler, a designer with a lovely sense of English country style. His main guiding principle was to create rooms that are easy to live in and lovely to look at and have a quality of timeless elegance. I love the way he uses wallpaper and borders in creative and unique ways.
There are 4 examples of the use of borders shown in the book that are simple in execution and yet dramatic in terms of impact.
In image 1, a link border pattern is vertically installed over a striped wallpaper sidewall. It adds depth and intrigue.
In image 2, the border is not vertical in application but is interesting in that it is applied under a crown molding enhancing the total look.
In image 3, the vertical floral pattern blends with the floral drapery material to create a lovely, warm, welcoming environment.
In image 4, the green leaves of a broad vertical border enhance the look of a small nook with a stained glass window. Pure natural charm.