Wallpaper in a kitchen offers a multitude of decorative possibilities. With all the ingenious and innovative design and finishes, the wallpaper is perfect for a kitchen. It is necessary to know the advantages and the disadvantages of using wallpaper in this room as well as its maintenance to choose it well and to preserve it durably.
Industrial-style wallpaper, Chantemur.
When we talk about kitchen wall coverings, we often hesitate between wallpaper and paint. Knowing that a kitchen can easily be a messy room, we must think of the resistance and simplicity of maintenance of the material. If painting has long been a favorite, because it is waterproof and easy to clean, nowadays the wallpaper stands out with its innovative materials. Easy to install, to clean and maintain with plenty of choices, the wallpaper is a significant decorative asset for your kitchen.
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What kind of kitchen wallpaper?
Subject to splashing, grease and soiling, kitchen wallpaper must be maintenance-friendly first and foremost. There are two kinds of waterproof kitchen wallpaper that I like to use.
Blue and white striped kitchen, Amazon.com
The washable wallpaper: It is resistant to soft cleaning products and frequent cleaning. However, the washable wallpaper does not support daily wash or too abrasive cleaning, it must be cleaned with hot water and soap.
Tiled wallpaper for kitchen, Wallpaper.com.
The vinyl wallpaper: The embossed vinyl wallpaper is the most suitable for the kitchen, with its protective PVC coating, scratch-resistant and anti-UV. It is ideal to maintain. Its technical innovations make the kitchen wallpaper more resistant. A little tip: This waterproof and scratch resistant wallpaper can hide the imperfections of your wall like micro-cracks. Great for old houses!
Faux 3-D wallpaper, AllModern.com
As for the heat-resistant wallpapers, I use them around the kitchen stove. They can handle direct heat. They are perfect for wall areas close to radiators.
Wallpaper for kitchen cooking area, Pinterest.
What looks for a kitchen wallpaper?
The kitchen wallpaper offers a wide range of colors and patterns. The graphic and floral wallpapers used as decorative touches give a clean look to the kitchens. In large kitchen, I can use modern compositions like culinary themes. As a general rule, the large size patterns are suitable for covering large areas, at contrary, detailed and mini prints are well suited for small areas.
Fornasetti wallpaper for kitchen, The Perennial Style.
In a project not long ago, I used a French country wallpaper in a white marble kitchen. The elegant contrast coordinated perfectly with the wood furniture.
Grey kitchen decor, Cole & Son.
For those who want to use the wallpaper on all walls, I advise to use a monochrome texture design. Like faux wood, stone, tile or texture, it will revive the look of the room.
Faux tiled kitchen, Leroy Merlin.
For a very deco effect, I might choose to use the wallpaper as an accent decor. For example, I will add wallpaper in small area, inside closets, inside a frame or in a corner. This brings a lot of character to the kitchen.
In the case of an open kitchen, I will put it on the sides of the counter or on the kitchen island.
Japanese-inspired wallpaper on center island, Better Homes and Gardens.
The wallpaper can decorate the wall above the kitchen counter and add some style to the work plan. A nice effect that visually impacts the room, creates an atmosphere.
Slate wallpaper backdrop, Ornamenta.
The wallpaper is ideal for waking up a wall, redoing a piece of furniture or hiding a defect in the room. Very deco, it immediately gives the room tone.
Wallpapered center island, 4murs.com
The wallpaper can visually restructure a room. It can be used to separate the kitchen from the dining area. In a large living room, where kitchen and living room communicate, the wallpaper on a wall can visually distinguish the two places.
Oversized wallpaper for kitchen, Naples Bay.
Sometimes the look of a refrigerator intrudes into the harmony of the kitchen. For those who dream of a perfect total look in this room, you can use adhesive wallpaper. Your refrigerator will be like new and your kitchen will look without false note!
Refrigerator with graphic wallpaper, DIY Network.
A kitchen wallpaper, whether tone on tone or multicolored, plain or with tropical patterns, can change the kitchen space.
Graphic wallpaper for kitchen, Kitchens.com
For example, I just add in a high ceiling kitchen a wallpaper placed one-third of the wall from the bottom. Visually it reduces the height and creates an intimate atmosphere.
Plant-themed wallpaper in kitchen and dining area, Canney.com
On the other hand, two-colored stripe walls, with a plain an and patterned stripe, will make the room look bigger. If you choose a light and dark tone your kitchen will gain in depth. Two ideal solutions, to give an impression of openness to a small kitchen.
Black and white striped kitchen, Papal Pintado Rayas.
Reviving your kitchen furniture with wallpaper
I don’t only use wallpaper on the wall. I can use it on kitchen furniture too. It undeniably brings new perspectives. There are no rules regarding colors or patterns.
Shelf liners, Walmart.
Whether you choose a tropical design with oversized foliage, a bistro atmosphere with faux slate wallpaper on which you write in chalk, an English country look with a flower print, of a modern graphic look, wallpaper in a kitchen is very fashionable this year.