How to Upcycle with Wallpaper - Inspiration

I love a good wallpaper! Not just on walls though, pretty much everywhere. I have written before about creative ways that you can use wallpaper around your home (here and here), but this time I want to share my favourite furniture makeovers using, yes you guessed, a good old wallpaper roll! 

I am a big believer in mixing old and new when it comes to home decor, and up cycling old pieces of furniture to fit in a newly decorated room adds all the special touches you need, especially when they hold a special meaning to you. 

Plus... if like me, you get tired of your decor or want to innovate and try new things pretty much every six months (yeah, sorry Mr Room Alive!), using wallpaper is a cost effective and sensible way of doing it. 

So let's get to it, I've selected three furniture makeovers which you leave you dying to try them at home. Take these for inspiration! 

Tropical Nightstand


I love this quick and easy nightstand makeover from A Beautiful Mess! The white and gold accents are so fresh, plus with a simple change by replacing the new with new brass ones, it doesn't even look like the same piece. That's the sign of a good makeover!  

Boho Glam Wallpaper Drawers


Can you believe that this is the FOURTH makeover Kimberly at Swoon Worthy has given this cheap pine chest of drawers?! It's certainly held up to her efforts and now looks quite the showstopper! I love love love the chest of drawers she created. 

A Modern Take on a Wardrobe

wardrobe update Clare Elise interiors

Isn't this bedroom from Clare Elise Interiors absolutely dreamy? I love the muted tones and how she adds pattern by cleverly using wallpaper to update the wardrobe. 

Origami Wallpaper Shade


Ok this is not quite a furniture makeover, but just look at this lampshade! You could literally change it every season with a new wallpaper design... This fabulous lampshade comes complete with tutorial over on Apartment Apothecary! 


What would you makeover with a simple strip of paper? Would you like to be able to buy wallpaper by the metre? We are working on something really exciting so watch this space... For the time being you can check out our exclusive designs for some inspiration! 

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