A few months ago, I bought and started updating my brand-new condo. Since it’s the first home I’ve owned (my last place was a small, one-bedroom apartment), I’ve learned a lot about remodeling and decorating. Since I’m single, I’ve had the freedom to give my place a decidedly masculine flair.
This meant concrete countertops in the kitchen and darker, strong colors throughout. When it came to the bedroom, I wanted to do something that would make the space stand out. I wanted it to be comfortable and stylish, especially if I should, well, you know – entertain any guests there.
I decided to do something truly bold. I decided to use wallpaper. Glitter wallpaper.
Wait, guys – stay with me. Today’s wallpaper isn’t like what you remember in your parents’ and grandparents’ houses when you were growing up. The Best Wallpaper Place, an online store for any sort of wallpaper or wall art you can imagine, is what first got me inspired.
At first, I was thinking that 3D wall panels or some sort of wall art would provide a bit of flair to make the space truly unique. As I was perusing their site, I stumbled upon their wallpaper options…and then into their glitter wallpaper.
Although it sounds like this would be the decor territory of 11-year-old girls and princess bedrooms, the glitter wallpaper available on The Best Wallpaper Place couldn’t have been farther from what I’d initially imagined. Their paper is high-quality with colors and designs that look great either as an accent or to cover an entire room.
The glitter wallpaper colors I liked best were the darker ones, which when applied to an accent wall, make it sparkle like the night sky. Combined with a few pieces of artwork, the glitter wallpaper provides a sleek backdrop to the other items I selected to fill out my bedroom space. A light-colored, wooden headboard really pops against the dark background, while lamps and side tables with clean lines make the space look modern and masculine.
While I had originally kept the walls plain in the other rooms of my condo, I’m considering adding a bit of wallpaper pizazz there, as well. Whether I chose an art-themed motif or accent the other areas with panels remains to be seen.
While I used to think that less was more in a guy’s space, I now realize that to have a real showplace, a few well-chosen accents can really take a place from meh to magnificently memorable bachelor pad.