The Transformative Power of Wallpaper

13 Inspiring Rooms Prove Wallpaper Can Make A Stunning Impact

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Photo by:
Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Co.
04/24/2017

Making a resurgence in a major way in the recent years, wallpaper is no longer only associated with older, outdated homes. Now with a the diverse selection of fun colors, prints, and textures, it has the ability to truly transform a space in the most stylish way. From dining rooms and nurseries to powder rooms and closets, these 13 rooms prove that adding wallpaper can make a marvelous impact on a space. If you have been on the fence about using it in your home, these inspiring spaces just might sway you.

 

1. An Inspired Office

Photo by:
Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Co.
Photo by:
Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Co.
Photos by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Co.

Lacking inspiration at work? A stylish office with a bright wallpapered accent wall could do just the trick! With its lively Cavern Home Navajo Wallpaper, the workspace of interior designer Regan Baker, is sure to help get the creative work juices flowing.

 

2. Relaxing Watercolors

Photo by:
Bruce Damonte
Photo by Bruce Damonte

The bedroom is a great place to introduce soothing wallpaper that helps promote relaxation. Emma Hayes’ Tidal Wallpaper does just that in this serene master bedroom designed by Alison Damonte.

 

3. Ceiling Drama

Photo by:
John Merkl
Photo by:
John Merkl
Photos by John Merkl

Look up! Wallpapering the ceiling automatically adds drama and visual interest to a room. It also provides a great opportunity to play with colors and patterns like Ian Stallings Design did by adding this Timorous Beasties Omni Splatt Wallpaper in this study designed for the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Plus, employing this fun trend in your home will make your friends think you are an interior design savant!

 

4. Scenic Mural 

Photo by:
David Duncan Livingston
Photo by David Duncan Livingston

Is this wallpaper or a scenic mural painting? It could fool us! Ann Lowengart Interiors’ use of this beautiful nyx wallpaper by Trove makes it appear as if it were a floor-to-ceiling painting!

 

5. Dine Amongst the Clouds

Photo by:
Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Co.
Photos by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Co.

Dining room wallpaper can help create a lovely ambiance for your guests. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a delicious meal in this ethereal dining room designed by Regan Baker Design? The Anewall Cloud Mural Wallpaper creates a tranquil atmosphere, encouraging guests to kick back and relax.

 

6. Make a Statement 

Photo by:
Kathryn MacDonald
Photo by Kathryn MacDonald

This loft bar designed by Sullivan Design Studios for the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase is a show-stopper, to say the least. Partially due to the use of Timorous Beasties’ Colonnade Blotch Wallpaper in violet. The rich jewel tones and kaleidoscope-esque print, really pack a punch in this space.

 

7. Brighten Up The Bathroom

Photo by:
Bruce Damonte
Photo by Bruce Damonte

A space that can typically lack in decor, the powder room can be livened up by adding interesting wallpaper. If you tend towards neutrals in the rest of your home, use the powder room as an opportunity to add a splash of color and fun patterns. Like interior designer Alison Damonte did in this cheery powder room by using Harlequin’s Links Wallpaper in zest.

 

8. Accentuate Architectural Details 

Photo by:
Costas Picadas
Photo by Costas Picadas

A unique approach to incorporating wallpaper into your home is by using it to highlight your home’s architectural details. Fawn Galli did this in her own home by wallpapering her NYC Brownstone’s existing wall panels in a metallic Florence Broadhurst paper.

 

9. Liven Up The Nursery

Photo by:
Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Co.
Photo by:
Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Co.
Photos by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Co.

Nurseries are wonderful spaces to decorate with wallpaper. Especially since children’s wallpaper has become more stylish and sophisticated these days, like this geometric Tapestry Wallpaper by Cavern Home that Regan Baker Design used in this cute bohemian nursery.

 

10. Colorful Pattern Play

Photo by:
David Duncan Livingston
Photo by David Duncan Livingston

Designed for the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, this teenage girl’s bedroom was inspired by designer Ann Lowengart’s sister’s pink and orange childhood bedroom. Choosing a more neutral wallpaper (Nobilis Chene Wallpaper) for the walls, allowed Ann to play with color and pattern on the ceiling by installing Favor Paper’s Cubenisimo Wallpaper. This snazzy, colorful room is what teenage dreams are made of!

 

11. Vintage Whimsy

Photo by:
Julie Mikos
Photo by Julie Mikos

Playful and sophisticated at the same time, this graphic Fornasetti Wallpaper of women’s faces adds a touch of whimsy to this master bathroom designed by Kari McIntosh Design.

 

12. Closets Need Love Too

Photo by:
Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Co.
Photos by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Co.

If you are still warming up to the idea of installing wallpaper in your home, start with a small, less visible space like your closet. Regan Baker Design added this fun and daring Hygge & West Serengeti Wallpaper, making it feel like you are opening a present every time you grab for your jacket.

 

13. Make It Personal

Photo by:
David Duncan Livingston
Photo by David Duncan Livingston

This Trove wallpaper created from a photograph of the homeowners’ children, adds a sweet, personalized touch to this family roomed designed by Ann Lowengart Interiors.

 

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