Adding a bit of drama

Hackney Empire Wallpaper  by House of Hackney

Hackney Empire Wallpaper by House of Hackney

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. 

Barn owls and hollyhocks  by Carson Ellis

Barn owls and hollyhocks by Carson Ellis

Chic blotch wallpaper  by Timorous Beasties

Chic blotch wallpaper by Timorous Beasties

I'm pretty sure I've pinned this bold floral wallpaper multiple times! 

Dark Floral Wallpaper  by Ellie Cashman

Dark Floral Wallpaper by Ellie Cashman

Or how about a mural. It makes the space feel like one of those old ancestral piles. 

Nightfall on the Moor  via Anthropologie

Nightfall on the Moor via Anthropologie

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! 

Image via  Timorous Beasties  

Image via Timorous Beasties 

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