I'm currently finishing up my bedroom. The room that languished without any love for years. I just have to paint the room and paint a dresser et voila. Next, I'm turning my eyes to the dining room. Mainly because I took all the art from that room and moved it to the bedroom. I definitely want art, which I explored here, but I am also toying with...wallpaper.
My mom was a master wallpaper hanger in the 90s. In our bathroom we had wainscoting with blue floral wallpaper and a blue floral matching border. My bedroom had wallpaper, the hallway had wallpaper and the kitchen had wallpaper. I think she even wallpapered my grandmother's entryway.
I love this resurgence for wallpaper because it is a bit like art for your whole wall. How awesome is that. I've pinned quite a few wallpapers to Pinterest over the years. Here's a sampling of some of my favorites.
I'm pretty sure I've pinned this bold floral wallpaper multiple times!
Or how about a mural. It makes the space feel like one of those old ancestral piles.
Unfortunately, I rent. Therefore I will not be plastering my walls with wallpaper, but they now make removable wallpaper. I've heard good reviews, so while I'm a little nervous- I'm going to try it.
At first I was really drawn to this awesome print by Genevieve Gorder, but I think it may be too much color for me to handle.
I do like this black and gold print, but I'm not sure how it would look against the light gray walls. And yes, I am doing an accent wall even though many people have declared it is dead. Vive le accent wall!
I think it is Tokyo Ash for the wind because it's a light grey with subtle pattern and I'll be able to hang the abstract art I picked out over it.
I tend to be drawn to prints that are large because they feel fresh and modern. I'm also really drawn to quirky prints and if I could hang wallpaper I would totally be hanging that Hackney Empire Wallpaper!
Even the Art Institute of Chicago has embraced wallpaper. The lobby is hung with Chic Blotch Damask by Timorous Beasties. Oh how I covet it!