7 Best Spaces and Places for Wallpaper

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Wallpaper is making a big comeback in the world of design, and we’re fans.

We have been recommending wallpaper to a lot of clients lately. We have wallpaper in The Black Lake House and our house.

Sometimes wallpaper can be scary because if you get tired of it and gotta tear it all off, it can be a real pain, but it makes such an impact on a room. If you’re a little nervous about covering your whole room, installing wallpaper on just one wall will make a big statement.

Check out below some of our favorite rooms where you should use it.

1. Bedroom

This wallpaper is getting placed in the Seattle Sunset Hill Home owner’s bedroom, and we’re obsessed with it. 

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wallpaper in the bedroom

The wallpaper on a bedroom wall livens up the space and adds an element of surprise without taking over the entire room. We love how they showcase the bed, creating a focal point, and draws you into the space.

One accent wall is perfect if you’re intimidated by wallpaper and want to start small, and it is also fairly inexpensive. Instead of doing an accent paint color wall, give wallpaper a try. You’ll love it!

wallpaper selection - 7 spaces

1.  Rose Multi Rifle Paper Co. | 2. Serendipity Shibori Beige | 3. Raphael Green  | 4. Maeve Green | 5. Black & Ivory Moroccan Mural  | 6. Peacock Dark Green/Pink  | 7. Serendipity Shibori Blue  | 8. Juniper Forest  |  9.  Spontaneous Gold | 10. Dog’s Life | 11. Through the Woods  | 12. Rifle Paper Co Hawthorne

2. Nursery

wallpaper in the nursery

Here is Beckam’s nursery, where we used wallpaper from Rebel Walls that looks like a forest. This wallpaper makes the wall pop and creates a natural and earthy feel in this modern bohemian-style nursery.

I had a friend over this past weekend asking if it was one big sheet, but it was actually four separate sheets, and you can’t even see the creases. We just did one wall to create an accent wall.

Beck’s nursery is a pretty small space, so I thought it might look even smaller if we did all four walls. So we painted the other remaining walls white to brighten up the space.

Our friend Jen also did an accent wall in her little guy’s space. I mean..how cute is this?!

See more of her home with the fun interview we did with her on the blog HERE. 

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Photo Credit: Paisley + Sparrow

wallpaper in the nursery

3. Bathroom

wallpaper in the powder room

wallpaper in the bathroom

The bathroom is another super fun space to install wallpaper. We have wallpaper in our lower level bath and the main level bath over at the Black Lake House

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Even though the bathroom is a small space, the wallpaper in this room adds drama and incorporates fun patterns, like in this amazing bathroom. It’s also a good way to bring in an element of fun without using wallpaper in the entire space.

wallpaper in the bathroom

I honestly think bathrooms are one of the most fun spaces to put wallpaper. Especially if it’s a powder bath because it’s a small enough room and one that you won’t get sick of.

And if it’s a space for guests, I guarantee they will always be wow-ing up your room.

4. Laundry Room

wallpaper in the mudroom   

Who wouldn’t want to do laundry in this room? While the laundry room isn’t a place where you normally hang out, this wallpaper creates a soft, cozy vibe and makes the room feel more inviting than a room you just go to throw clothes in the wash.

wallpaper in the laundry room

5. Living Room

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I love this space. In this living room, the wallpaper pattern ties in other elements in the room, such as the table and chairs. Bright large-scale floral prints are a hit right now.

I like the simplicity of the solid color in this design. With wallpaper like this, you could even have little to no decor to make a big impact.

6. Dining Room and Pantry 

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Photo Credit: domino

Dining rooms used to be stuffy but adding some wallpaper makes this dining room so fun! Rather than buying large artwork for the room, install wallpaper that makes the whole room look like a piece of art.

wallpaper in the pantry

dry bar wallpaper

dry bar wallpaper in the basement

7. Home Office

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Photo Credit: Wall Pops

And finally, the office. If you want to update your home office but don’t know where to start, consider this faux brick for an easy makeover. It looks super cool, plus it gives the illusion of a brick wall for a much lower cost.

Our Favorite Resources to Buy Wallpaper

  1. Rebell Walls
  2. Arthouse
  3. Etsy
  4. Wayfair
  5. Hirshfields Design Resource
  6. Hygge West 
  7. Graham & Brown
  8. Cavern Home
  9. Lulu & Georgia
  10. Anthropologie 

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