Say yes to wallpaper

All I need to do is mention the word “wallpaper” and I am met with nasty looks and loud and disaproving words and sounds.  Can you spell “UGH”?

I am here to tell you that, while wallpaper can be a real pain in the patooty to hang and remove, a well-chosen wallpaper can add texture, drama and beauty to many a wall in your home.  Take a look at these examples and then let me know if you have changed your mind:

Obviously not a well-staged photo in the before or the after, it does show you how an accent wall covered in a statement making wallpaper can turn a dull master bedroom into a room where the magic happens, if you know what I mean.  Here is the before….yawn

doyle master bedroom before with other owner stuff

and here is the after.  Much better, don’t you agree?

doyle master bedroom after with wallpaper lots of stuff laying around

This wallpaper, Best in Show by Osborne & Little, has long been a favorite of mine.  And it is the perfect choice to add a whimsical and contemporary touch to this traditional entry way.

wallpaper best in show from osborne and little

Best in show wallpaper by Osborne & Little

And the Philipp Jeffries grasscloth and studded wallcovering I hope to install in my own small den. Can’t wait to see how the room is transformed and I will be sure to share it with you.

design wallpaper philippe jeffries nailed it pattern

A powder room is one of the best places to showcase a beautiful wallpaper.  This is a room that you do not spend a lot of time in so there is no concern that a bold wallpaper will be overwhelming but, rather, beautiful.

This one is perfect for a lodge, vacation home or mountain cabin.  Wish I had one of those (mountain cabin that is)

or this wallpaper in your beach house or seaside retreat.  So fresh and summery!
If the thought of removing wallpaper down the road is keeping you from insalling this beautiful design detail, here are some helpful tips on how to remove the pesky stuff.
Have I changed your mind?  Are you ready to start selecting your favorite wallpaper pattern and transform a room?  Would love to see your wallpapered rooms.
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About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.
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