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This ain’t your grandmother’s wallpaper!

By Colleen · August 20, 2018


Wallpaper is back! And so very cool. Many people shudder at the idea of putting wallpaper in their home, conjuring up images of an old, dowdy house covered in floral walls. But that was then, and this is now: fresh, clean and clever wallpapers are designers’ go-to these days. Perhaps a reaction to the sterile, bland neutrals of the 1990’s and 2000’s, wallpaper can add instant drama and style to a room. Plus, they are much easier to install now, many coming in a peel-and-stick format.  And don’t fear that putting up wallpaper is a lifelong commitment – strippable and peel-able papers make for easy removal without any damage to the underlying wall.

One of my favorite ways to use wallpaper is in the kids’ rooms.  My car-and-dog crazy nephew would love this one from Tyler Hall:

And for a little girl’s room, this one would look darling:

If you want something more graphic and modern for your nursery, how about wallpapering the ceiling like designer Crystal Sinclair did here:

Animals show up all over the modern wallpapers. Monkeys from House of Hackney:

Flamingos from Cole & Sons in a bathroom designed by Kelly Golightly:

Cole & Sons is one of my favorite sources for wallpaper. Here is their Woods and Birds wallpaper:

We used this adorable wallpaper from Anthropolgie in a bathroom for a pair of brothers who had three dogs:

Maybe you want to go glam in a powder room?  How about some sophisticated butterflies from Designers Guild?

I don’t know whether to wear this gorgeous paper from Arthouse around my neck or put it on the wall!

We added some glam to this powder room of a historic Denver home with this soft lavender beauty from Thibaut:

Want something clean and modern? You can’t go wrong with stripes, like this ocean-hued paper from Robert Hoven:

Or would you rather go Bohemian, with this pink beauty:

And I just have to find a project where I can install this giant and whimsical wallpaper from the European company Eijffinger:

So take a second look at using wallpaper in your home. We can help you choose just the right one to make your rooms pop!


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