Until recently I had some pretty strong, negative opinions of wallpaper. Maybe its because the only wallpaper exposure I really had was decades old, yellowed and pealing yet somehow, insanely hard to get off the walls.
I asked my designer friend, Leigh, why she thought wallpaper fell out of favor a few decades ago and now seems to be one of the comeback kids of interior design. She speculates that it lost its allure because it appeared “too permanent.” The way wallpaper is manufactured and installed now is less scary for the homeowner than it used to be, even temporary “renters” wallpaper has become available.
Over the past year or so I have not only begun warming to wallpaper but I am now even considering adding some to our new home! Most of the examples I have seen and admired have been in powder rooms. Since wallpaper tends to be pretty busy, a little goes a long way, making those small rooms perfect recipients for some extra detail and perhaps a pop of color.
My obsession with black and white makes forests of birch trees so mesmerizing. I love how this print manages to stay neutral while lending an organic quality to the space.
The sketchy quality of this floral print is perfectly whimsical and the matte finish works so well with the natural light flooding this space. There is something so simple and elegant about this black and white choice by Monica Hibbs.
In my opinion there are few things as timeless as vertical navy or black and white stripes and I love the visual effect it has on this small powder room.
What do you all think of wallpaper? Would you ever incorporate some into your space?