Wallpaper Borders

Interior decoration is an art and a natural sense of aesthetics in a decorator is a key factor. True distinction lies in paying attention to the details. Subtle finishing touches and unusual twists in the color combination make a room unique. To add a personal mark of creativity in any home decoration effort, many professional interior designers concentrate on the border design. Wallpaper borders are a versatile decoration platform. Furthermore, they are affordable and easy to install. Every wall takes on a finished look only with the addition of a matching or contrasting border.

Placing a decorative border on the ceiling facilitates connecting of the overhead expanse of space to the walls. Decorators often refer to the ceiling as "the fifth wall," and as an additional canvas to apply their art. By surrounding a room, at the ceiling, with a continuous, unobstructed border, a "tray" effect can be created that visually holds the room together.

Nowhere is this technique more useful than in the kitchen. Kitchens typically contain permanent appliances and cabinets that separate wall space. By installing an elegant printed wallpaper border above the molding, the overall space would be unified while lending the room greater depth and height. The border also provides a visual transition between the kitchen and the living room beyond it. They are arranged in groups according to the color and therefore assure an easy blend among patterns within the same room and from one room to another.

Double bordering is another creative technique used in wallpaper borders. By combining two borders from a collection, a truly customized border can be created in the living room. A four-inch border, placed along the outside perimeter of the ceiling, is called an "anchor."

Die-cut borders provide sculptured-edge detailing that was once only achieved by tedious hand trimming around a pattern. To install a double custom border, a decorator would need to combine the two patterns on a table, positioning them in a desired way to overlap and join. It is required to measure their combined width and install the straight border first followed by the sculptured design. This idea is appropriate along the bottom of walls, at chair rail height.

Home designers suggest that the border leftovers can be used to decorate a hat box or a group of shoe boxes and make the inside of a guest room closet as appealing and unique as the room. A wallpaper border is a great tool for an interior decorator to display creative instincts.