When you’re trying to sell your house that looks like all the other town homes in the area you have to find a way to make your house stand out.  As soon as I walked into this home I loved the wallpaper but the homeowner was completely expecting me to remove it.  I could see the full potential. The homeowners had done a great job matching the soft gray from the wallpaper background.  This had the ‘wow’ factor. Know who your buyers are so you can appeal to them.  This is only a two bedroom house so chances are it’s not for a family.  The formal feel to the house is ideal for a single person or a young/retired couple.

BEFORE – the wallpaper was great but the room didn’t have the completed look
AFTER – I convinced the homeowners to remove the ceiling fan and add the glamorous drum chandelier with crystals. You can buy them for under $100 but it adds so much value. Now the room feels as formal as the wallpaper is. The black metal artwork also replaced the whimsical artwork.
AFTER – adding inexpensive yet elegant charcoal drape panels (grommets are ideal for patio doors) finished off the room. The dark drapes also toned down the wallpaper and it finished the corner off nicely too.  The drapes are the same colour as the sofa in the living room so it helped tie the two rooms together.  Adding white accessories compliment the chandelier as well as the white kitchen cabinetry.  Without white in the dining room the space would have felt too dark and drab since the other areas are so fresh and bright.
AFTER – the key to making a patterned wallpaper not over-power a room is by keeping the other accessories in solid fabrics. Texture is always good.  The accent colours were pulled from the artwork. Gray and white can look very cold if it’s over done so adding the warm gold tones warms it up and the fresh green and white keep it modern looking. Bring on Spring!



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