If you love a maximalist, layered room as much as we do, then wallpaper may be your new favorite decorating secret. A fool-proof way to bring color and personality into any space, wallpaper adds an unexpected dose of drama, and never fails to surprise. Get inspired by the wallpapered wonders that had us stopping mid-scroll on Instagram this month.
It’s hard to beat a room that feels as happy as the start of summer—and this Hygge & West paper, with its twisting vines and poppy, citrus-colored florals, brings a basic bath to life like nobody’s business.
Proof that wallpaper can be as elegant as it can be quirky, this hand-painted, delicate Gracie Studio design is calming, refreshing, and perfectly polished. Self-care Sunday never looked so good.
If the green tiling wasn’t gorgeous enough on its own, this Divine Savages wallpaper adds a layer of Art Deco opulence that feels oh-so glamorous. When decorating with a statement paper in a deeper hue, consider finishing off the look with simple brass touches.
The new neutral
Many designers are calling green the new neutral, and when it comes to kitchens we couldn’t agree more. Think beyond your typical plant prints, and take your colored cabinetry to the next level with a lush wallpaper like this one by Sandberg Wallpaper.
Some of our favorite wallpapers showcase a series of simple hand-painted illustrations. This ethereal Coven design by Maison C comes in many beautiful colorways, and we love it as an alternative to a statement art piece above a desk or vanity. Follow Pierce & Ward’s lead and complement it with equally bold accessories, like a vintage table lamp.
Young Huh created an Artist’s Loft like no other at this years’ Kips Bay Showhouse, and it’s safe to say that this whimsical Schumacher wallpaper was the star of the show. Off-set off with gorgeous upholstery and an eclectic assortment of art, her innovative use of color and texture sparked endless buzz.
Bold and balanced
Designer Jessica McCarthy set out to create the ultimate “babe cave” in her recent San Francisco project, and this pink pattern brings the space together with just the right amount of flourish. A daintier wallpaper is the perfect way to balance out bold statement art.
Light and airy, this dining room by Melanie Turner Interiors shows how wallpaper can be used for a more subtle addition of elegance. We personally love how this design provides a playful balance to fanciful accents like the gilded mirror and lavender dining chairs.
There’s nowhere like an entryway for making a first impression — especially at the Kips Bay Showhouse in Palm Beach. Wallpaper pattern mixing is all the rage right now, and as shown by this The Lee Robinson Company design, a great way to achieve an even more maximalist entryway look.
Lead photo by Leslee Mitchell, courtesy of Pierce & Ward.