Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pretty Perfection: Wallpaper

I don't know if it's just me, but the word 'wallpaper' sends chills down my back, and not in a good way.  I immediately picture bad prints, usually tiny and repetitive, and let's just say dated. In the last few years I have noticed that wallpaper is making a comeback.

My mom told me at a young age that everything comes back...bell bottoms, suspenders, neon, etc.  In the case of wallpaper, I think I am ok with it.  These bold, bright prints are absolutely beautiful!

I am considering a remodel of my home-office, the only room I am brave enough to attempt wallpaper on.  Yes, it's gorgeous and stylish and hip...but it still has that bad reputation! Have any of you removed wallpaper?

When we moved into our house we remodelled the 'nursery' into my office, and removing the wallpaper banner was bad enough.  I can't imagine removing this off walls!

For now I will stick with neutral paint colors and just dream while looking at these beautiful and bold prints.

What are your thoughts on wallpaper? Is it something you'd use or something that should stay in the 70's and 80s?

Photos from House Beautiful, October 2012


  1. I love the "new" wallpaper - it makes such an amazing statement wall. Wall paper is actually easy to get of with the right tools. you score it with a special tool to make small rips nd then steam it and it peels right off. I have done several walls and had no problems. Good luck what ever you decide!

  2. I definitely wouldn't do all four walls of a room in one of these prints, but I think they're pretty for an accent wall! Although you're so right...putting up and taking down wallpaper is a PAIN. If I found the right print and the right room, I think I'd do it though :)

  3. That first wallpaper I LOVE. It's really making a come back!

  4. I admit, I felt the same way as you, but there are some pretty choices out there! Maybe I'd do a small section as a headboard

  5. I think they would be great as an accent wall! They might be too bold for an entire room, but they are beautiful!

  6. Only thing I hate about wallpaper is it a pain to take off the walls

  7. I'm with you, when I hear wallpaper I think ugh! But you are right it has made a come back and seems a lot more updated. I absolutely love that first one!

  8. I feel the same way about it as you do. It reminds me of my mom and her pastel peach crap. Haha! But I love it sooo much when I see it. I'll never do it though. I'm too scared.


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