THREE UNEXPECTED WAYS TO ADD PRINTS AND TEXTURE TO ANY ROOM

Maggie York of Margaret of York Interiors Offers Expert Tips

With a simple room-refresh and easy DIY ideas on our minds, we turned to Maggie York, the interior designer behind the blog and Instagram @MargaretofYork, for expert tips on how to give any room a show-stopping but unexpected upgrade using fabric and wallpaper.  

“I love classic and timeless interiors and believe that functionality is key,” says Maggie. “Timeless design is surrounding yourself with things that you love.”

Photos Courtesy of Erin Brown

Known for her stylish interiors and classic aesthetic, Maggie is a big fan of using prints and patterns to define the personality of the room. “Having a variety of texture throughout your home can give a space life,” she adds. “I find that beautiful fabrics and wallpapers are an easy way to bring in texture, color, and a touch of sophistication.”

Here are Maggie’s easy ideas to add prints and texture through wallpaper and fabric in fun and creative ways:

1 – One of my favorite design tricks is lining the back of your bookshelves with wallpaper. This adds dimension and interest and is an easy way to add a pop of color or texture! This also helps disguise cheap bookshelf backings! 

Maggie is a fan of wallpaper for its ability to give a room personality.
If you are looking for her additional wallpaper tips, click here.

2 – You can create a pinboard using a piece of plywood, cotton batting, and fabric of your choice! This creates a beautiful and custom backdrop for life’s most important memos, photographs, and things you love. You can keep it simple with a beautiful linen fabric or use a fabric with pattern for some fun!

Parterre Storage Boxes | Parterre Dark Seaspray Fabric | Dalby Check Seaspray Fabric
Sofia Embroidered Duck Egg Cushion

3 – Covering a lampshade with a fun print or a pop of color gives an instant update to a boring lamp. I love this because it is such an easy and inexpensive update to any space and sometimes the smallest detail can make the biggest impact! 

Parterre Storage Boxes | Parterre Dark Seaspray Fabric | Dalby Check Seaspray Fabric
Gower Medallion Seaspray Cushion
Parterre Storage Boxes | Parterre Dark Seaspray Fabric | Dalby Check Seaspray Fabric
Sofia Embroidered Duck Egg Cushion

We love how Maggie creates a mood board with swatches, vintage photos, and sayings to bring her design vision to life and all at-a-glance. It is a great way to visualize the room and make sure the prints you are using work well together.  

What is on your mood board? Share with us @lauraashleyusa!

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