For those of you who are unfamiliar, my background is in interior design though now I focus more on crafting and DIY living now here on Lars. But, did you know that I write for the Caesarstone blog, Interior Collective, twice a week? Yup! I write about all sorts of topics surrounding interior design. I’ve decided to channel some of my interior design advice more onto my own blog as well and thought I’d start out with one of my favorite topics: wallpaper.
Wallpaper has the ability to transform a space with very little. A plain basic room can feel polished, whimsical or sophisticated with a simple roll of paper. True, wallpaper can be very expensive, but if that’s the only thing you are using to decorate a space, I say save and make the investment! For the past few months I’ve been creating a resource guide on where to find gorgeous papers for the non-designer, meaning places where you don’t need to have a designer in order to buy it, like what showrooms often require, and today I’ve sharing them with you and including some of my favorite spaces using wallpaper and why they work.
Wallpaper by Josef Frank. Image from here.
Above, this Josef Frank wallpaper is one of my favorite designs. In fact, my friend Meta just upholstered her sofa in the same fabric and it’s divine. Josef Frank’s patterns are nearly a century old but are still so fresh and modern. They work well in a variety of styles, but I especially love it when you bring in rich woods and contrasting patterns.
Below, this gorgeous bright floral wallpaper is expertly combined with similar colors and contrasting patterns to create an eclectic yet romantic feel.
I love how the more muted wallpaper in this space acts as a neutral for the rest of the space. Combined with brightly painted pieces of furniture, it feels complete and sweet.
What room would you wallpaper if you could wallpaper any room?
See the complete list of wallpapers after the jump!
Here’s the complete list of wallpapers you can order right off the Internet, rather than go through a designer. I’m not discouraging using a designer or their access to great companies, but this is accessible and there are a lot of great options. If you have one that I need to know about, please comment and I’ll edit the list.
- Svenkst Tenn for my favorite papers from Josef Frank
- Calico Wallpaper has GORGEOUS, dramatic, artistic wallpapers
- Grow House Grow for wallpaper that tells stories. I love her mission!
- Eskayel for gorgeous, ethereal surface patterns
- Sarah Jane Studios (for charming children’s wallpaper)
- Ferm Living for fun and playful geometrics that would be perfect in a more modern setting
- Kimberly Lewis wallpapers for classic and bright patterns
- De Gournay . Ok, this one you do need a designer, but try everything in your power to get it because these are gorgeous, floral masterpieces.
- Abnormals Anonymous for a more quirky vibe
- Hygge and West for c0llections from some of your favorite designers
- Rifle Paper Co. for lovely palettes with a vintage vibe from one of our favorites
- Dwell Studio
- Makelike for fun and playful patterns
- Ellie Cashman has that gorgeous floral paper you’ve been spotting everywhere
- Juju is SO FUN! I love them
- The Swedish Sandberg Papers are a favorite
- Playful hand printed wallpapers from Lizzie Allen
- Folk-like wallpaers from another Swedish favorite, Jobs Handtryck
- Another Swede killing it! I love Elisabeth Dunker’s lines
- Cath Kidston has fun, vintage inspired prints. Would be so cute in a kid’s room.
- Laura Ashley is a classic and has some fun modern choices too
- Farrow & Ball just released some pretty wallpapers
- Make your own papers or pick some pretty ones with Rebel Walls (again, Swedish! They love wallpapers!)
- A large assortment of styles here at Tektura
- Classic wallpapers in fun shades here at Graham and Brown
- Kate Zaremba Company is one of my favorites with her fun illustrative style
- Jonathan Adler is perfect for a mid-century yet glamorous feel
- Serena & Lily–classics with a modern update
- Engelska Tapetmagasinet is a wallpaper supserstore in Sweden and they have the best collection
- Spoonflower has an endless choice of wallpapers designed by the community. You can even upload your own!
- Photowall in Finland has some gorgeous options.