Does the thought of using wallpaper in an area of your home seem scary?  It doesn't have to because wallpaper has come a long way.  There are gorgeous designs and colors available and it's more user friendly than you would think.  If you want to inject some high impact style into a room or open space try envisioning wallpaper as an accent.  A single wall of a beautifully designed wallpaper or fabric with a complementing shade of paint on the remaining walls can do amazing things for your decor.  The right patterns and colors can become the artwork you have been looking for.


These kitchens and dining rooms are beautifully accented with a single wall of wallpaper.


  This gorgeous paper is just what this all white kitchen needed.  It defines the personality of the room.  Via Dwell in Beauty.


  An elegant wallpapered accent wall is the absolute focal point of this kitchen.  Via Elle Decor.


The black and white pattern on the wall and funky dining chairs are the perfect combination.  The open shelving allows the pattern to be continuous.  Via Mark Cutler Design.


This large scale print is a great backdrop for the contemporary artwork and brings the white furnishings to life.  Via Nursery Notations.


This simple room does not have much architectural detail but the interest level is elevated by this lovely wallpaper.  Via Tidy Mom.


 A large scale tone on tone neutral print brings elegance to this dining room.  Via The Lavendar Lily.


The elaborate wallpaper used in this gorgeous dining room designed by David Easton ties all of the design elements together.  Via Veranda.


Wallpapering the bed wall in a bedroom is very popular.  The style possibilities are endless.


This graphic wallpaper design is by Minakani.  It's absolutely perfect for this modern nursery.  Via Funchkins.


The wall behind this bed may have looked like an awkward space if painted white.  The wallpaper makes it appear to be a well thought out design.  Via The Mustard Ceiling.


Crisp white and bright orange are fresh and inviting in this bedroom.  Via Apartment Therapy.


This stylish design can easily transition from toddler room to teenage room to guest bedroom.  Via Elle Decor.


Very Sweet for a girl's bedroom, guest bedroom or home office.  Via The Joy of Decorating.


This is an example of wallpaper installed across from the bed wall and it looks just as elegant.  Via Linda Holt Interiors.


The bold wallpaper or dark chocolate brown paint in this dressing area would have been too much for the whole room on their own.  This is just the right balance of the two.  Via Dose of Design.


Why not create wallpaper panels as art?


This beautifully shaped frame of gold finished moulding with a small amount of wallpaper is the perfect touch in this space.  Via Southern Living.


As you can see, you don't have to spend a fortune on a new headboard to have a gorgeous bed.  A simple frame installed on the wall behind the bed with wallpaper inside is the answer.  The overall height of the frame makes a huge impact here.  Via Elle Decor.


Make simple doors stylish by wallpapering the door panels.  What a nice surprise to find that the closet walls are done too.  How adorable is this?  Via Covet Living.


Get creative by applying wallpaper as backing to an open bookcase.  This mix and match design makes the room.  Via House To Home.


A simple project like applying this graphic paper behind shelving can have a big style impact.  Via Home Furniture Catalogues.


What do you think about wallpaper as an accent?  Do you feel like you could take on any of these projects?  Let me know.