Wallpaper is a divine invention. It can completely invigorate a room with pattern or it can subtly add texture to the walls. Below are some of my favorite wallpaper installations. Enjoy!
I love how this uses coordinating patterns. So fun. This is not a staged photograph, sorry about the open lid!
This dark patterned wallpaper would look great in an entry or powder room.
Here a burnished metallic wallcovering is used. This is gorgeous in a bedroom or dining room, anywhere you want that flattering reflective glow.
Using a traditional toile wallpaper in a kitchen is certainly a unique twist. Applying it on the ceiling takes it over the top. Very cool!
There is an "it" wallpaper in interior design right now called Imperial Trellis. It is everywhere, in every magazine. This is a similar motif, but not as over done. How great would this be in a sunroom or used in combination with a coordinating stripe as shown in the first photo?
Upholstering the sofa in the same pattern is certainly a gutsy choice. It creates a lovely, soothing traditional room.
The mirror in this photo is the perfect accessory for this wallpaper. This bold motif would be great used as an inset with some moulding in a room where you don't want to go to the expense of papering the entire room
I fell in love with this faux tufting look. In home where you were trying to impart the glamourous Hollywood regency look, this is an amazing option. Upholstering walls can be super expensive, this is a GREAT alternative.
Another hand painted wallpaper.
My personal preference is small geometric wallpaper like this one. I find combination of this paper with the more traditional furniture, and earthy elements like orchids and seashells very interesting.
If you look closely at this photo there are actually two papers being used. The border is a houndstooth pattern with the paisley inset. This is all in combination with a chair rail and paint on the lower level. This is truly an expert application and really gets the most bang for the wallpaper buck.
Here again is the small geometric pattern I am drawn to. It is great how the pattern is enlarged and repeated under the chair rail. Amazing!
Using wallcovering is a wonderful opportunity to enhance a room or space. I hope these installations have inspired you.