The Best Places to Buy Wallpaper Online
Growing up, I recall many borderline-offensive kitchens and/or dining rooms covered in cheap, nausea-inducing wallpaper. Perhaps that’s why my generation, kids who went to high school in the mid-1990’s, consider decorating with wallcovering so despicable. Well, it’s time to SNAP OUT OF IT [Cher slaps Nicolas]! There’s only so much one can do with eggshell enamel until the need for texture, sheen and pattern come into play.
Block-Printed Fern Wallpaper
Plant-based motifs, like these block-printed ferns, are cropping up everywhere from bedding to wallpaper to throw pillows. Designer Jennifer Jones uses this slate wallpaper to add character and whimsy to this master bedroom without going too bold.
For interior designers, wallcovering hasn’t really ever gone out of style. Sure, to the general public, it may have disappeared for 15 years; however, any high-end designer home created in the past decade is certain to have a few rooms sporting a variety of options from grasscloth to toile. If you’re borderline-interested in the possibility of wallpaper for your own home, here’s a few options sure to get your design mojo flowing. Now, as far as wallpaper BORDERS are concerned, let’s just go ahead and completely erase those from history. The world will be a better place.
Our Product Pick: Graham & Brown
Hands down, the best source for wallpaper online. The UK-based company offers collections from huge designers such as Kelly Hoppen, Amy Butler and Barbara Hulanicki. Sure, their products are amazing; however, their prices will leave your jaw on the floor too.
Transitional Dark Brown Nightstand With Gold Lamp
A neutral grasscloth wallpaper provides a textured backdrop for this brown wooden nightstand. A brushed bronze clock and small gold leaf table lamp sit atop the nightstand, while blue and white linens add a fresh, clean look to the bed.
Our Product Pick: Paper My Walls
If you’re looking for grasscloth, Paper My Walls offers great colors and textures at low to medium price-points. Their greens, browns and tans tend to be the richest and look the most high-end.
Vintage & Fun
Bold Midcentury Modern Home Office With Pedestal Table
A pedestal table with four orange chairs provides extra space for laptops or meetings with clients in this masculine office. Bold patterned wall paper is the life of the room, accented by houseplants and a modern table lamp.
Our Product Pick: Wallpaper Collective
Wallpaper Collective has an incredible selection of playful, vintage prints ideal for kids’ rooms, midcentury-modern homes and bachelor pads. Price-points are upper-medium to high; the wallpapers are artisanal, ranging from mom-and-pop shops to designer lines including Aimee Wilder and Marimekko. My personal favorites are “Robots” and “Analog Nights,” two wallpapers I’m determined to try in a bachelor pad and kids’ room.
Our Product Pick: Jonathan Adler
If you’re up for high-end retro, Jonathan Adler is the way to go. Overall, Adler has the most colorful and happy selection out there.
A New Leaf
A fun retro print can be the focal point in a room, whether it covers the whole room or just one accent wall. And with walls this striking, other decor can be left clean and simple. Image courtesy of Ferm Living Shop
Bird motifs are prevalent in vintage design. Wallpaper designer Yukari Sweeney's bird wallpaper pattern breaks up the neutral color palette of this living space without becoming overpowering.
Purple Color Tones
Different shades of purple bring a retro feel to this minimalist space. The intricate design of the wallpaper adds a mural effect, while the rest of the space is kept simple. Image courtesy of Elli Popp
Inspired by Nature
The blue-gray designs of the wallpaper counterbalance the bold orange leaves and rustic furniture, creating a harmonious space. Avery designed the leaf motifs to mimic foliage from common American trees, enhancing the natural look. Image courtesy of Juju Papers
If you aren't completely sold on wallpaper, try adding it to your space in small doses. A small piece of retro-inspired wallpaper adds an instant splash of color and personality. Image courtesy of HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams
The curved design of this handmade wallpaper, designed by Avery Thatcher, is paired with leaf motifs for a contemporary touch. The color palette is inspired by hues of a late sunset. Image courtesy of Juju Papers
Into the Woods
A pop of yellow adds a much-needed flair to this wallpaper of mixed grays, and the forest design is a contemporary alternative to the mural wall portraits popularized in the '70s. Image courtesy of Ferm Living Shop
A warm gray color palette lends a contemporary feel to the vintage-inspired circle pattern. Try this wallpaper on an accent wall to create a subtle focal point. Image courtesy of HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams