Thursday, September 15, 2011

A paper trail ...

I have a confession: I have no wallpaper in my house. Years ago, I ripped and steamed for days on end to remove it from my dining room, kitchen and bathrooms. But, that was then and this is now! Wallpapers have come a long way since and so has my opinion of them.

Image of Addison Damask Wallpaper by Thibaut.

The bold patterns and colors have renewed my interest in giving my walls a vivid shot of pizazz. Updated damasks, ikats and geometric shapes are just a few of the new possibilities in 'shout out loud' colors as well as subdued neutrals.

Images above via Pinterest (left) and Artura Design (right).

There's nothing to fear about wallpapering, but if a subtle approach is more in line with your design asthetic, go for the neutrals with less contrast between background color and pattern. They add wonderful texture without overpowering.

Image via Material Girls.

Just because it's neutral doesn't mean it has to be boring. I love the lotus design (above) in taupe and cream!

Image via X Javier.

Check out all the patterns at play in addition to the wallpaper. Whoa! It took some real confidence and talent to pull off this much diversity in one room.

I can only imagine that a bright, bold yellow ikat would add instant impact to any room. Image (left) via Design Decor Staging.

While the green geometric (above) is a little less bossy, it still has all the best attributes of a design leader. It is gender neutral, making it a contender for any room in the house. Image via Shelter.

Image of 'Napoleon' wallpaper by Bond Harrington.

Some of the coolest new couture wallcoverings are from Bond Harrington. I love their innovative designs and custom options. I hear some of my walls calling me ...

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