Let’s Talk About Wallpaper

Let's Talk About Wallpaper (Where to shop! www.abeautifulmess.com )So this past year my heart changed toward wallpaper. Actually, I would say we fell in love.

I was like the Grinch when his heart grew three sizes—

The grinch…. Wallpaper did this to me, you guys. ♥♥♥♥ 

I guess there was always a (little) part of my heart that loved wallpaper. It’s just that 99% of what I see in homes isn’t my cup of tea. Occasionally there is a granny floral that sweeps me off my feet, but most of the time (ESPECIALLY while house shopping), I would view wallpaper as a chore or an obstacle. I couldn’t imagine myself spending so much money on something that a future owner would immediately rip down from the walls. Paint is typically so much more affordable than wallpaper. So I never made it a priority or gave it too much thought. 

And then, slowly, over time I started to notice that stores were carrying cooler and COOLER wallpaper. Even some of my favorite brands (like Rifle paper) came out with full collections. And I knew it was time to open my heart. 

As soon as I did, I became obsessed! And I noticed that every book, magazine, and blog I read had another stunning wallpapered wall. Lately I’ve been shopping, ordering samples, and picking out my own perfect assortment of patterns for my home. And in doing so I discovered many other inspiring sources! And since I don’t have unlimited walls, I thought I would share them with you incase some of you are in the process of expanding your hearts as well. Enjoy! 

PS—If you’re a renter, skip to the bottom for my favorite removable wallpaper source! Yep—it’s a total game changer! 

Elsie’s Favorite Wallpaper Sources:

Anthro always has a nicely curated variety in stock.

Anthropologie wallpaperThese are a few of my favorite florals! The bold, colorful floral I am holding above is from there too. 

Rifle Paper Co.
I love the patterns that Anna Rifle Bond creates. I’ve been debating about one of these for our home.

Rifle Paper co wallpaperThe city toile is too good. I love it in gold!  Also very into the safari print. What do you think? Should that print just go in children’s rooms or all over the home? 

Aimee Wilder
I love these fun prints! 

Aimee Wilder wallpaperThis pineapple print is too perfect for a kitchen or breakfast nook. And I love this blue floral. Also really like her love molecules print

Hygge & West
This shop carries a really nice variety of classic and trendy wallpapers including designs by Julia Rotham and Oh Joy! Hygge and West wallpaper


I am super excited about this hand print by Geoff McFetridge (heart eyes!!!). I think I am going to use it in a small bathroom. What would you use it for? 

Pottok wallpaperFarrow & Ball

I really like this line for adding texture and a little color without a completely overwhelming pattern. I think the Tourbillon pattern is my favorite. I also love that they are available in a huge variety of colors. 

Farrow & Ball wallpaperFine Little Day
I’m a longtime fan of this Swedish company. Their wallpaper prints are beautiful and unique.

Fine Little Day wallpaperFerm Living 
I will always love a bold black and white pattern. This marbled wallpaper is also super pretty. Maybe for a bathroom?

Ferm Living wallpaperGrow House Grow
Some nice patterns designed by Katie Deedy. 

Grow House Grow WallpaperAbigail Edwards
This seascape pattern is amazing. I especially love the black and white version. 

Abigail Edwards wallpaperJuju Papers
Beautiful hand printed papers from Portland, Oregon. Lots of metallic options! 

Juju PapersJonathan Adler
You probably already know that I am a huge Jonathan Adler fan and have even been guilty of referring to him is “my boo” and “my bestie” (both totally true, but maybe one-sided). Well, his wallpaper is pretty amazing. The one I am particularly smitten with is this gold splatter design. 

Jonathan AdlerI stole this photo from his insta because the product photo is digi and I think a real photo is needed to really see the pattern. In love with this pattern! It’s simple enough to hang almost any art over, which is really nice! 

Kate Zaremba Company
Super pretty options for removable wallpaper! 

Awesome removable wallpaper! I haven’t tried this paper, but her site states that this paper will last up to 20 years, but you can remove it at any time. I am definitely going to order some test swatches. That swan pattern is my jam! 

Here’s one more from Kate Zaremba— 

Kate zaremba removable wallpaperI hope you’ve enjoyed this guide to wallpaper sources! Now, if you know of any sources I missed, please let me know in the comments so I can check them out. Happy wallpaper dreaming. xx- Elsie 

Credits// Author: Elsie Larson, Photography (opening image only): Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions

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