If you’re wanting to bring some added life into a room or maybe you’re just tired of painted flat walls; wallpaper can be just the trick! Wallpaper is definitely trending again, especially the less permanent easy-to-apply adhesive wallpaper. Its important when picking a wallpaper to stay away from super-trendy patterns and keep it “room-appropriate”. Monochromatic, textured paper like grasscloth works really well in a bedroom where as a bright saturated and fun print is best suited for a powder room. Below, I’ll help broaden your paper knowledge by going over classic styles/patterns as well as awesome vendors to purchase from! There are even some fun application ideas for those not wanting to go the traditional route.
Floral & Botanical
Floral and botanical patterns like these would look amazing in a powder room or bedroom.
Geometric patterns can range from octagonal to lattice to chevron and diamond. A geometric paper is usually associated to a more contemporary or transitional look and can go almost anywhere.
Toile & Chinoiserie
Fret, also known as Greek Key is a repeating pattern comprised of lines/bands. Spacing between them are approximately equal to the width of the bands creating a dual pattern using the negative space. Although Fret is a trending pattern currently, its greek classic design will help its aesthetic longevity. This paper would look great in bathroom!
Grasscloth paper is a textural paper made from or made to look like woven grass cloth. It often comes in one color but like fabric, its threads vary in color giving it a dynamic look. Grasscloth is a great choice for just about any application.
Traditional wall paper can be costly since it requires professional installation. Peel-and-stick applications are becoming more and more popular because of the diy movement and its less permanent qualities. They are a great option for renters who cannot alter their walls.
Paintable paper is embossed to resemble fine plaster work and can be painted over any color you like.