A few weeks ago, I did a post all about the beauty of wallpaper and how it seems to be coming back around again. Some of you agreed with me and thought it might be a fun idea to use again and some of you definitely were not ready to break out the wallpaper one more time. The scars of removing it were too fresh and raw for some of you and I totally understand that. I’ve been there too.
So, how about an accent wall of wallpaper? Could you go for that?
When I see images like these, with one wall used as an accent with a beautiful wallpaper, it makes my heart skip a little beat. Look at how rich this damask looks behind that classic sofa. Gorgeous, it is!
And this graphic gray and aqua just makes you smile. It’s not so over-powering on one wall.
(from Country Homes)
And this fresh and green classic beauty really grabs my attention. I love everything about this pic.
And check out what blog buddy, Amanda, did with a $1 roll of yardsale wallpaper in her laundry room. How cute is this?
So, what on earth do I have in mind? Well, I just happen to have an accent wall in my office nook that I do believe could use a dose of fun wallpaper and I’m about to give it a whirl myself. You saw it a couple of years ago when I painted the wall green (Behr’s Grasscloth) and added some rope trim. And as of now, the other walls will get a green paint treatment to further complement the new splash of wallpaper, maybe a little lighter shade than Grasscloth, that is to be determined. I think it’s going to be very fun!Here’s the beautiful green Cotswold Graham Brown paper, which happens to come from my Open Sky shop right here. Just in case any of you would like to join me on this wallpaper accent wall journey. Come on, you know you want to! At $60 per roll, it’s not cheap, but I look at it as wall art. One that will make a big impact. The paper looked different in person than I thought it looks online. What I thought was white background is actually a pearly/silvery tone, which is still quite pretty. It’s going to be dramatic.
Edited to Add: I’ve just found out that I can offer a 20% discount on this pattern from my shop, if you decide you want it, click over and put in ACCENT20 for the code. This is only good for 10 people!
You’ll be the first to see how it turns out. I haven’t started yet, but I’m gearing up for it. This paper is not prepasted, but I’ve already bought the tub of wallpaper paste to get this done.
Another project I’ve got in mind is copying those Ballard shelves you see in the above pic of my office space. I’ve seen a few other bloggers making those and since I have the real ones to look at, I’m going to tackle that too and replace the smaller shelves I have in the dining room with some big monsters like these. Just think of how many more white dishes I can put on wider shelves?
I will paint them white and get the brackets from Home Depot. I’ve already scouted out the wood I will need and it will be a very cost effective project to make 4 of them myself and I’ll let the guys at the store do the cutting for me. So, that’s another project to add to the list! Ha! Just when I think I’m running out of things to do, my whirling brain comes up with another one.
So, who’s on board for an accent wallpaper wall? Anyone?? Tell me how you feel about it.
If you have a chance, please go over and read Laura’s so very inspiring story of a dream come true for her, you’ll be so glad you did!
that wallpaper is so perfect for your office!
Red Head says
You’re tempting me…
I spent God knows how long taking down wall paper at my old house. It was horrible! Layers upon layers of ships, roosters, pansies. Ugh!
Stop the violence!
However, I’m loving some of these pictures. I bought a wallpaper stencil thing at Hobby Lobby a while back, but haven’t mustered up the courage to use it yet. To stencil, or to paper. That is the question…
kathy h says
OK, not ready for the wallpaper myself, BUT… I was just going to attempt the Ballard shelves this weekend, then got a little intimidated. Please, please do a tutorial on these…as specific as you can get . Thanks!!
I love the idea. I also love the inspiration you’ve provided in regards to making those great looking shelves yourself. I have to get started! I also liked the rope trim on the wall.
What is that old saying what goes around comes back around. I am a lover of wallpaper and have always had some in my home. I know they are doing accent walls to get people use to the idea of wallpaper again. I think it is a great idea when the pattern is large and graphic. Love your paper and I think you are really going to like the change, can’t wait to see it. I almost wrote you a note , I have done a couple of DIY projects lately and trust me I am no Rhoda!! Take a peek at my post today. I have a couple more coming up on something you would not have hesitated doing at all but oh My Rhoda,I have opened a can of worms!! yikes, Kathysue
I love love love the black and white print in the laundry room! We have a very cute little coffee shop here in town that has black and white damask print wallpaper on most of its walls – it is gorgeous! Reminds me of Audrey Hepburn 🙂
As I began reading your post I was starting to break out in hives just thinking about wallpaper! But then I continued scrolling down and fell in love with the colors in the third image. The graphic gray and aqua – that I think I could do. Well, I sure as heck would not do it, but would happily find someone else to do it for me! I refuse to have anything further to do with the application or removal of wallpaper! I also love what Amanda did in her laundry room.
the green classic beauty is what is in my living/dining room. was here when I moved in. I need a couple of rolls if you know where I can get some. Had some roof rain damage.
trying to catch up, way behind in reading. transferring from one computer to another plus redoing some websites.
I confess, I have always been a wallpaper junkie. Love the play of pattern and color on walls! I feel so many people are afraid to use it regardless that it can be a great tool for color co-ordination, adding texture, ambience etc.
Love the gray and aqua wallpaper, but I can’t seem to find it in any book. Where is it from?
Hello! I wanted to know if you could tell me where to find the blue and silver wallpaper shown above with the blue sofa? thanks! love it!
HI, sorry, I can’t help you with that. Those are inspiration pics of wallpaper that I found, so have no idea what the patterns are.