How’s that old saying go? You always want what you can’t have, right? That pretty much defines my relationship with wallpaper. As a renter who is not allowed to paint or touch the walls (so um, don’t tell my landlord we may have put a bunch of eyesore holes into it, mkayyy?) all I want to do is paste up wallpaper on every available surface.
Wallpaper used to have a fudy-dudy reputation. It reered it’s ugly head, yellowed and peeling, in older homes. You remember the unsightly garden floral version from your great grandmother’s kitchen or the way they had to scrape it with that ridiculously small razor tool to remove it on Trading Spaces. Thankfully, the wallpaper of houses past has grown up in a big way. Not only is it now way easier to apply (there are even some renter-friendly peel-and-stick options!) but it’s prettier and more of an eye-catching statement than ever.
I love the idea of a bold entryway blanketed in playful dalmation dots, or a moody floral powder room. Here, just a few of the bold prints and patterns I’m coveting currently (and saving for later!):
1. Dia de Dumbo, sold at Flavor Paper | 2. Scalamandre’s Zebras, sold at Decorators Best | 3. Dark Floral Mural, sold at Etsy | 4. Safari Hunter, sold at Rifle Paper Co. | 5. Yellow Peonies, sold at Rifle Paper Co.