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Awesome Creative Wallpaper Ideas for the Home You Might not of Thought of.

Creative wallpaper Ideas : Wallpaper is not just for walls it can be used on a variety of surfaces. Not only does it come in a array of fantastic designs and patterns, it is a pretty robust product that lends itself to lots of uses.

Wallpaper is great for turning the mundane into something rather more awesome. It’s a cheap and easy way to get that designer look. Also wallpaper is easy to change when you feel like something different and it’s wipeable.

One of the easiest ways to upcycle furniture for the home is with wallpaper.

I’ve rounded up some creative wallpaper projects you might or might not of thought of.

Creative wallpaper ideas- An awesome roundup of creative ways to use wallpaper in your home, other than on walls.

1. Wallpapered Fridge – Aunt Peaches
Peaches loved it so much that, she’s wallpapered her fridge twice.

Creative wallpaper uses you might not have thought of.

2. The Kitchen Bin (trash can) – Pillarboxblue
Whilst your in the kitchen why not revamp your bin, you could even match it to the fridge. This is one of my most popular posts.

Creative wallpaper uses - Transform your kitchen bin with some fantastic Orla Kiely wallpaper.

3. Wallpapered floor – Grillo Designs
I know it sounds crazy but it is doable. My friend Medina at Grillo Designs wallpapered her kitchen floor, it worked and she shows you how to do it.

creative wallpaper uses - wallpaper the kitchen floor.

4. Wallpaper Splashback (backsplash) – Pillarboxblue
Still in the kitchen, remember a couple of weeks back I showed how we created an awesome back splash for my friend Wendy’s kitchen using wallpaper.

DIY Splashback with wallpaper. Step by step guide to creating your own unique splashback.

5. Wallpaper kitchen stool- This Little Street.
Don’t forget your kitchen stool that can also be pimped with wallpaper.

wallpaper stools

6. Wallpapered Headboard – Martha Stewart
Don’t have a headboard, then you can create the illusion of one and add some glamour to your bedroom at the same time with wallpaper.

Creative wallpaper uses - Headboard to add glamour to your bedroom.


7. Wallpaper your plain wardrobes – Rocket St George
There are lots of wallpapered wardrobes around, but this one is so beautiful and colourful. Even though there is no tutorial I had to share it as it’s definately my favourite wallpapered wardrobe.

Awesome creative wallpaper uses. - Wallpapered wardrobe.

8. Wallpapered Chest of Draws – Swoon Worthy
Transform a boring old chest of draws into an awesome piece of furniture with some fantastic wallpaper. The tropical look is right on trend at the moment.

Wallpapered chest of draws

9. Wallpapered Light Switch Plates – Martha Stewart
You may not use wallpaper on the walls but there’s nothing stopping you from wallpapering the switch plates

Creative wallpaper light switch plate

10. Wallpaper Lampshades – Pillarboxblue.
It is so easy to wallpaper lampshades to match your decor.

How to wallpaper lampshades to match your decor

11. Wallpaper Stairs – Pillarboxblue
An easy way to create a dramatic look to your entrance way is to wallpaper the stairs.

Transform your stairs with wallpaper full step by step tutorial for Marimekko Stairs

12. Wallpapered Dining Table – Pillarboxblue
Fed up with your dining table, can’t be bothered to paint it, why not make it a feature by wallpapering it. So simple to do and can be changed anytime.

Creative uses for wallpaper - Make your dining table a feature of your home by wallpapering it.

As you can see there were a few of my own projects in this roundup as I love using wallpaper in my home. I have very little of it on my walls though. Which one is your favourite ?  Mine is the wardrobe, the colours and the geometrics are awesome!

Many of these creative wallpaper ideas need a whole roll of wallpaper, but there are still plenty of crafting ideas for smaller wallpaper samples.


Thursday 15th of February 2018

Dear Clair, Your post is fantastic. Could you please let me know what glue would I use to wallpaper my wardrobe? Do I use wallpaper glue or any other? Thank you. Bea

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 15th of February 2018

Thank you, Bea. It’s best to use wallpaper paste.


Friday 12th of August 2016

I admire your cretivity. I like all the ideas. My favorite is the Wallpapered light switches and the fridge. So cute!

Claire Armstrong

Friday 12th of August 2016

Thanks ! Yes I think the fridge looks really good and a bit different which is what I like.

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Megan Earl

Thursday 4th of August 2016

These are all such creative ways to use wallpaper! I NEVER would have thought to put wallpaper on my floor, but I actually really like that idea. I've been wanting to spruce up my kitchen for the longest time, and that might be fun and easy way to do it. I would definitely want someone to come and do it for me, though. Do you have any tips for finding someone who offers services like that?

Claire Armstrong

Friday 5th of August 2016

Thank you ! You could always just ask your local friendly builder to see if he'd do it. My builder is used to me asking him to do things he hasn't done before.


Thursday 4th of August 2016

Claire, these are all awesome ways to use wallpaper!! I especially like the refrigerator, backsplash and trash can!!

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 4th of August 2016

Thank you I like them all. The trash can is still going strong one year on by the way.