But first, you know I love to take a stroll down memory lane… This room started out like this–
A few months after we moved in, it looked like this. A big improvement, yes, but it was still lacking something.
And I finally decided to fully commit and wallpaper all four walls to make it feel both more cozy and more exciting.
Wallpaper makes such a HUGE difference in a space, it feels like cheating. Seriously, minimalists should get into wallpaper because after it goes up, you don't need to do much more and the room is done.
All-white rooms are the complete opposite. I love them too (obviously), but they take a lot more planning and careful styling to make them feel balanced… not too bare, not too cluttered… ugh! So hard to get right!
A pattern-filled wallpapered room on the other hand, covers a multitude of sins.
(By the way, if you live in the Nashville area and need an awesome husband and wife wallpaper team to hire, email me, and I'll give you their info! elsie AT abeautifulmess DOT com)
I'm obsessed with it!! OBSESSED.
And to be honest, even though it's really photogenic – the photos don't do it justice! You really have to be in the room in real life to feel the VIBES.
So now it's pretty close to done. Next up, we'll be adding curtains, swapping the headboard for something more special, and adding just a couple details to cozy it up. I hope our guests will feel like they're on vacation in this room!
This really was a game changer for this room. I'll be sharing this tour later this year. We're at that point in our renovation where it's starting to come together quickly and feel really satisfying!
What do you think about the new wallpaper?? xx. Elsie
Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.