Line It Up: Wallpaper
Wallpaper has gotten itself a bad reputation. Most knee-jerk reactions are: 1) It is ugly, and 2) It is so difficult to put up. While, yes, there is still a lot- too much- ugly wallpaper on the market, we tend to think back to busy tiny patterns favored by grandmothers and country bed and breakfasts. Or the explosion of big florals in the 80’s. Many walls are still shuddering at the memory of what was pasted to them during those heady times.
Not only has the design aspect of wallpaper come leaps and bounds in recent years, technology is helping us out with hanging it on our walls. Many brands now carry adhesive wallpaper- giant stickers, basically, and some others have improved the quality of the backing so while it stays put on the wall, getting it off doesn’t involve a weekend with a steamer and copious tears.
Wallpaper is, in fact, a super easy way to jazz up a room. With the right pattern, your decorating can be kept minimal but still look interior designer-worthy. If you love prints and color, try a roll of wallpaper to bring a room to life. Check out this line up of new designs we think will make your walls happy.
01 Mar, 2012
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Keep your head in the clouds- with pretty blue birds as company- with a room lined in Julia Rothman’s Daydream wallpaper. While perfectly suitable for an adults room, this dreamy print would truly soar in a nursery.
Hygge & West | Buy
A classic deco-inspired print is yanked into the 21st century, courtesy of an adhesive backing. When you mood changes, so can your wallpaper- not that we expect you to fall out of love with the Alto anytime soon.
Design Public | Buy
Iconic landmarks from around the globe make this whimsical wallpaper from Clarke & Clarke very entertaining to study and admire. Also, this charming paper serves as a very handy conversation-starter during dinner party lulls.
Decorators Best | Buy
A simple black-and-white pattern gets small doses of sunshine yellow in this chic wallpaper by York Wallcoverings. Tiny chartreuse birds dot along this birdcage-themed paper, adding dashes of whimsy and color.
Sears | Buy
Danish design company Ferm Living brings us a beautiful wallpaper that is (finally) easy to work with. New WallSmart paper is non-woven and is simpler and faster to hang, making you a much happier person with lovely red, flowery walls.
Lekker Home | Buy
Just because it is tropical doesn’t mean it has to be in your face. Save the brashness for resorts and retiree villages in Florida. This subtle pattern of leaves is soft enough to complement any room, but still adds a hint of sultry, rainforest-chic.
Burke Decor | Buy
Go big or go home! This large scale pattern by Barbara Hulanicki will certainly add drama to your walls. The Viva is blue and gold and unabashed in its fabulousness.
Graham & Brown | Buy
(Price per roll)
This bold damask wallpaper is actually a giant sticker panel- peel off the backing and apply to your walls. Should you grow tired of the rich, retro-inspired vibe, simply blast it with your hair dryer to remove.
Wallpaper Dolls | Buy
(Price per panel)