Wallpaper is a classic choice décor element showcasing color, pattern as the featured focal point, and texture a tactile experience.
Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design
Contemplating what to do with a room/space is the first stage of artistic creativity.
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Look at it this way; the walls of the space serve as a blank canvas, and your vision in unison with your personal style stamp the design elements that create the palette.
Decorative vision factored in with personal style creates the palette, and when wallpaper makes the design cut the visual impact is magnified through distinct colors, patterns and textures.
Heather Chadduck Interiors and Textiles – Photography by Alison Gootee
I’ll let Martha Stewart and Company explain How to Hang Wallpaper (click on the link for instructions), and I’ll cover the differences between traditional and removable aka peel and stick options.
Application options grant homeowners and renters alike decorating freedom.
Traditional wallpaper wins out in the following categories:
Overall quality of the product.
Ease of positioning on the wall during application.
Most traditional wallpaper comes pre-pasted. To activate the paste, the wallpaper is soaked in water.
Unpasted paper requires the application of clear wallcovering adhesive to the back of the product.
Removal of traditional wallpaper is not a quick process when compared to the rather easy removal process of peel and stick paper. From personal experience I learned using a wallpaper steamer to remove traditional wallpaper is the way to go.
Removable wallpaper is peel and stick apply today, easy removal tomorrow.
Renters sing the praises of peel and stick. DIY friendly in many cases, it lives up to its peel and stick label with no pasting or soaking required, but application does require patience and precision.
Correcting placement once applied proves a bit of an issue with the need to remove the panel and begin again almost a guarantee.
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles – Photographed by Erica George Dines
Peel and stick pattern options rival those of traditional papers.
More times than not you can easily locate a peel and stick version of a traditional pattern.
Architect Gil Schafer – Photography by Fernando Bengoechea
Mama Places In The Home and I were having a conversation the other evening about first one thing than two when the focus of our chat turned toward why we favor the design styles we do.
Traditional with a fresh perspective pretty much best describes my preferred design style.
Bowood by Colefax and Fowler
Factors to consider when deciding on a pattern, texture, and type basically involves personal style preferences and what space the paper will be used in.
Of course scale, flow, and balance in regards to the neighboring rooms must be taken into consideration when selecting patterns.
Lauren DeLoach Interiors – Photography by Emily Followill
Matchy-matchy isn’t necessary, however, pattern power clashing gets awfully busy with the eye, and runs the risk of overpowering the intended design statement.
Visual flow works to deliver a harmonious result.
Trends and pattern popularity may ebb and flow, but at its core wallpaper stands as a timeless design element.
Norwall Floral Laurel
Dainty Stripes Wallpaper – Soft Blue And Greens By Danika Herrick
Speaking of trends, my eye and my heart welcomes the return to pretty.
Anna Louise Wolfe, Ltd.
We’re seeing it in the still going strong grandmillennial style, the gaining steam coastal grandmama, and the cozy with a twist cottagecore.
One Kings Lane – Becky Boyle Interiors
Rhododendron Script Floral Pre-Pasted Strippable Wallpaper Roll
Where classic coastal hues of blues and greens merge with Nancy Meyer influenced neutrals is where you find the grandmother coastal aesthetic.
Cyclical perhaps, but cozy chic depicted through colors, textures, and patterns of days gone by welcomes cottagecore style home.
Laura Ashley Aveline Rose Wallpaper
New spins on classic favorites isn’t exactly a new concept in the design and decorating world.
House & Home
There will always be room at the design and decorating table for this perennial design style.
Lenox Hil Scenic/Toile/Trees Wallpaper, In Black, Metallic Gold, & Off-White
Etched Arcadia Mural
What a modern adaptation has the ability to do is suit today’s personal decorating preferences while acquainting the eye with a fresh take that immensely enhances the core design style.
Magnolia Canopy by de Gournay – Photography by Rebecca Reid
Barringtons Grisaille by Susan Harter Muralpapers
“Use wallpaper in unexpected places:
on the ceiling in a paneled room,
in closets, hallways, and small foyers.
A great pattern or texture in small spaces
can be a prodigious twist!”
—Lindsey Coral Harper
Greek Key Metallic Shine Foil Vinyl Wallpaper
Nikki Chu Grey Zulu Signature Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper
The once a flipper, always a flipper side of my brain together with my decorating eye spies the divine flooring and thinks flip that beauty from floor to ceiling with this choice.
A-Street Prints Carriage House Wood Wallpaper
Dynamic decorating duo.
Taftan Oasis Tribal Geometric Area Rug
Color, texture, and patio patterns set a spring into summer scene into motion.
Anthony Cochran Design
Iconic pairing of color and pattern, the instantly recognizable banana leaf design Martinique wallpaper designs and decorates the equally famous Beverly Hills Hotel.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
You had me at pink and green.
Martinique™ Green Wallpaper
Giving a modern twist to the traditional keeps the look fresh and the style on trend and in demand.
York Tropics Banana Leaf Paper Strippable Roll Wallpaper
Mardan Light Green Banana Leaf Wallpaper
Rules apply for balance and form, but consider this- the unexpected use of color or well thought out and very intentional placement of a design or décor element in a “I would have never thought of that” place keeps things interesting.
Roseate Spoonbill Bird Wallpaper
Flower Magazine- Interior design by James Farmer – Photography by Jeff Herr
Put pattern to play with whimsical choices.
Lucy and Company
Library Bookshelf Wallpaper
As noted in my Lemon Influenced Home Décor post, nursery through to kids room design and décor has made great strides in the big style for little ones game.
Forêt noire designed by Nathalie Lété – Heidi Caillier Design
Woodland Animals Navy Paper Strippable Roll
Charcoal Terrene Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Fae Sage Woodland Paper Wallpaper
Wallpaper adds interest, a punch of personality, and the all important and essential pop of color.
Garden & Gun – Photography by Morgan & Owens
On first thought I love the idea of wallpaper as a focal point for a statement wall as represented in the New Orleans home of Alexa Pulitzer
Of special interest to my gotta have it list, I need those beds.
Enchanted Forest Wallpaper Mural
House & Garden – Photography by Paul Massey
Alice In Wonderland
Lemon Grove by de Gournay Wallpaper – Dina Bandman Interiors
Lemon Option #1
Citrus Grove Fruit and Leaves Removable Peel & Stick Texture Wallpaper
Lemon Option #2
If we’re talking traditional wallpapers, the conversation turns to texture and grasscloth wallpapers.
Summer Thornton Design
When farmhouse/modern farmhouse design style flooded the screens and scrolls of the design and decorating loyal, textured and the look of textured found a resurgence in popularity.
Grey Salvaged Wood Vinyl Strippable Wallpaper
Many associate textured wallpaper with commercial installs, and though it is true you will find it a decorating darling of commercial spaces for the sake of durability in both style and quality of product, textured wallpaper conforms to residential use in spectacular fashion.
Clarabelle Stripe Wallpaper by Danika Herrick
Grasscloth wallpaper hangs around the scene for one stylish and obvious reason-its natural texture and durable function keep the spotlight on it.
Schumacher Shantung Silhouette Sisal Gold On Jet Wallpaper
I’ve installed, suggested, and used grasscloth many times over the years in properties we flipped, commercial and residential design jobs, and in our personal homes to rave reviews.
A-Street Prints Carriage House Wood Light Grey
York Quarter Sawn Wood Brown
Ozone Taupe Texture
Scalamandre Shantung Grasscloth Lapis
Manhattan Comfort Elmhurst Vinyl Grey Horizontal Faux Grasscloth
Seabrook NA205 Java Grass
Massucco Warner Miller
Instantly recognizable iconic patterns identify the hallmarks of classic brands and enduring trend leaders.
Stand-alone style standouts, if you will.
Scalamandré Zebras in the self adhesive/ peel-and-stick option or the traditional cut and paste application option.
Maddie Hughes Design
The investment in an iconic pattern is for the life of the space.
Brunschwig & Fils Les Touches Blue Wallpaper
Instant focal point wow factor comes to the back of cupboards and bookcases.
Liz Caan Interiors
Sand Drips Blue Painted Dots Wallpaper
Erin Gates Design
Amplify the beauty of an antique piece by lining the drawers in a fabulous designer pattern.
Veranda – Photography by Alison Gootee
Pastel colors, blue and white texture combinations, and timeless toile patterns naturally bring spring to mind.
Brooke Crew Interiors
Old World Toile Paper Strippable Roll Wallpaper
Jungle Toile Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Hey gang, here’s a DIY project tutorial for bringing a curated look to an IKEA room divider.
Click on the link below for the details.
IKEA Room Divider DIY Project
Classic patterns coupled with durable function make wallpaper a quality choice of product that remains a timeless design and home décor choice.