Written on April 23, 2012 at 6:00 am , by Kate
Last week we looked at installing classic beadboard, but today we’re taking a closer look at patterned wallpaper. One of the design elements that continues to be hot in interior design right now is the use of modern wallpaper in bold prints. Many who have had to remove the old now have an aversion, but it’s time to take a fresh look at wallpaper again, since today’s patterns are a designer and homeowner’s dream. Large scale florals, damasks, geometrics, and retro patterns offer one more opportunity to layer playful or sophisticated pattern in your home.
Say goodbye to granny’s miniature pastel florals or wallpaper borders of the past, this century everything from subtle tone-on-tone to textured to larger scale patterns are now available, and it’s the reason why wallpaper has made a huge comeback in the last few years.
Dining rooms are the perfect place to experiment with elegant wallpaper patterns on an accent wall like this beautiful golden feather pattern on a blue backdrop.
This blue damask in the entry is modern twist on a traditional pattern and makes a stunning first impression in the entry.
If your considering the idea of adding pattern to your home with wallpaper, but want to reserve it for a smaller space, the bathroom is the perfect place! A vintage inspired retro geometric adds panache to this bathroom suite.
And a beautiful modern floral in shades of deep pink and lavender adds whimsy and color to this fresh botanical inspired bathroom.
So perhaps you’re wondering where to begin your search for a pattern that suites your tastes? Here are 12 retailers to get you started, simply click the image for the wallpaper source!
If you’re afraid you won’t be able to tackle the installation yourself, fear not! Here’s an informative video tutorial for applying wallpaper that will help you install your favorite. In one afternoon, you can have a completely reinvented space with an fresh new pattern that’s sure to add plenty of personality to your home.