Your home can reflect your personality and taste in unique ways by designing your own peel-and-stick wallpaper. But there’s a lot to consider – pattern size and scale, how to repeat the design; colorways; and of course, choosing which walls you want to accent.
Start with a search on the Internet of motifs you like, such as geometrics, abstracts, flowers, or landscapes. Redraw them yourself on paper, play with the styles, colors and designs you like best, take a picture on your phone, and then upload it to the device you want to use. Or, download a free drawing app like Autodesk Sketchbook or Krita directly from Techjunkie.com to your mobile device.
Once you have a design you like, save it to the cloud, then contact a customizer such as Tempaper.com to help you “see” your design. You can also get design assistance from the site for $75 per hour. Sites like Spoonflower.com and Zazzle.com can also help, and you can use your designs on art prints, stationery, and other paper or fabric goods.
Wallpaper is sold by the square foot, so you’ll need to measure the height and width of the wall you want to embellish. Upload your image file and add it to the cart where you can order a sample to see how it will look. Because the custom papers are digitally printed, you won’t be able to order textured or metallic finishes.
The design process can be lengthy, but it’s worth it to personalize your décor.