Carisha Swanson, Market Director for House Beautiful, turned a traditional dining room into a Zen garden with our Garden Jade Chinoiserie wallpaper and we can’t stop staring at the transformation!
Are you considering redesigning a dining room, but you aren’t sure where to begin? Carisha takes us through her step-by-step process, sharing the methods she used to apply our removable wallpaper and how she designed a lavish dining room that looks like a million bucks on a budget.
With many prints and patterns to choose from at Tempaper, picking the perfect printed wallpaper for your interior may seem daunting at first. For Carisha, it was love at first sight when she first laid eyes on the intricate hand-painted Chinoiserie designs by our Shanghai artisan.
For those who aren’t familiar with Chinoiserie, the style is the European interpretation and representation of Asian art and culture, dating back to the 17th century. Its elegant and timeless design is becoming more and more popular for traditional and modern generations alike. When it comes to unique home decor, the elaborate pattern brings beauty to small spaces such as focal walls or framed panels but can also be used in a complete floor-to-ceiling makeover.
However you choose to decorate with Chinoiserie, there is one thing that is certain: You will receive the perfect fit for your space since your order is custom made for your exact dimensions.
Incorporating Chinoiserie Wallpaper into Your Home
This is the part of the process where Carisha suggests measuring your space not once, not twice but three times to ensure accuracy. Although it may seem like a tedious ordering process, it is not as overwhelming as you may imagine.
When you order Chinoiserie from Tempaper, you have the opportunity to work one-on-one with our designer who is ready, willing, and able to guide you step-by-step throughout the entire process. In a way, he is your own personal Chinoiserie concierge. He is here to help make sure your entire experience goes as smoothly as possible.
After Carisha sent over the measurements to us, her project was digitally designed and a proof (see above picture) was sent back for review and approval. Carisha suggests that you carefully review this step a few times before signing off. She even admits that she measured her space a fourth time just to make sure everything was correct. In this instance, the fourth time is a charm! After she approved the template that was sent to her, it was only a short wait before her custom wallcoverings were delivered to her doorstep.
In her recap on House Beautiful, Carisha shared a few suggestions to help make the wallpaper installation a bit easier. When it comes time to apply the wallpaper, she recommends using a level and marking a line to make sure you are applying the wallpaper as straight as possible. Even though this may seem time-consuming, we think this is a clever step to take, especially if you are applying the wallpaper by yourself. You can never be too cautious!
In Carisha’s dining room makeover, she had to work around a chair rail on the wall. Since she opted to wallpaper only half of her room, she used a different technique to apply the decor to her dining room wall. We think it’s a noteworthy approach for those who are considering applying the wallpaper in a similar space. If you are choosing to add removable wallpaper above a chair rail, Carisha recommends starting from the bottom of each panel and working your way up. With her squeegee in hand, she slowly applied the wallpaper up the wall, removing any air bubbles as she guided the paper upwards. By using this method, Carisha was able to cut away excess paper at the top, leaving the entire pattern of the wallpaper intact and visible. The end result was beautiful, to say the least!
Carisha admits that DIY doesn’t come naturally to her. So, she allowed herself to take multiple breaks and spread the project out over the span of a few weekends. Even if the end result took longer than usual, she received such positive feedback from her guests that the process all seemed worth it in the end. She even named her dining room “the most special” room in her home. The finished project is now an exquisite and enchanting garden room for her and her guests to enjoy for years to come.
At Tempaper, we are always amazed to see such stunning transformations from our customers! There’s no doubt, wallpaper can make a visual impact in your space — and we love how our Garden Jade Chinoiserie mural looks in a dining room setting. Its lush color adds a feeling of richness to the room.
The color green tends to make people feel calm and comfortable since it is often associated with nature and the great outdoors. Placing the Garden Jade Chinoiserie in a space where people sit and gather will help fill the air with happiness and joy.
Browse Our Printed Wallpaper Selection Today
Just like our many removable wallpaper options at Tempaper, each Chinoiserie print removes cleanly off of your walls. So, if you ever want to change your color or pattern, you can easily peel away the wallpaper and start fresh.
If you are looking to try something new with your dining room decor, treat yourself and your guests to a romantic garden dinner party surrounded by our Garden Jade Chinoiserie custom mural — or shop our other printed wallpaper at Tempaper!
Inspire yourself with Carisha’s full dining room makeover.
Have more questions about what Chinoiserie is and how to order, check out our Chinoiserie Studio page.