How to make patterned wallpaper work for you By Barbara Mayer, For The Associated Press Do you have an oddly shaped room to decorate, one with dormer windows and sloped ceilings, for example?
Or one with too many windows breaking up the walls? Think patterned wallpaper. You might be afraid of adding pattern to an already busy room. But, in fact, the right pattern can turn a problem room into a charming one — at fairly modest cost. A classic example of the difficult-to-decorate room is the attic with a sloped ceiling and deep-set dormer windows. Many such rooms are converted into bedrooms, playrooms or home offices. “It’s cozy to cover the walls and ceilings with a miniprint, as if you were living inside an old-fashioned trunk,” Betty Lydon, home-fashions director at York Wallcoverings in York, Pa., says. Another of Lydon’s ideas for the same type of room — an idea that would work especially well in a young child’s room — is to choose a border that suggests motion, picturing cars or trains, for example. Place the border on the slope and around the tops of the windows, as if the vehicles were on a journey following a winding route around the room. Wallpaper doesn’t have to