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After just completing the subtle stripe wallpaper in Ben’s room I thought it would be the perfect time to take a stroll down memory lane and share all the wallpapers I’ve used in our home and a few of my current favorite wallpapers.
Paint is powerful, but nothing completely transforms a space like wallpaper. I didn’t really understand this until I after completed my first project. Ever since then I’ve been obsessed with adding wallpaper to our home. With that being said, lets get into it, shall we?
The first wallpaper I ever installed was this beautiful floral in the girls’ bathroom. Since this was my first time, I chose a pattern than would easily hide any imperfections well. I made sure to install it during construction, before the vanities and trim work were installed to make it as easy as possible. I love the interest it gives the otherwise very white space.
My next project was Emma’s bedroom ceiling. A bit of lofty goal for my second attempt. I used peel and stick for this application and honestly, I don’t recommend. Especially on a ceiling. With peel and stick you basically get one chance to apply. If its not a perfect start you have to take the entire piece off and try again. However with traditional non pasted wallpaper you can slide it a bit once it’s on the wall to get the pattern and seams to line up. Emma’s ceiling definitely is not perfect! The pattern hides most of the mistakes and because it’s overhead you’re usually not staring straight at anyway. I decided to let go of perfection and just let it be. I do love how unexpected it is to have the ceiling wallpapered.
Next I used this blue-grey floral wallpaper in the water closet in our primary bathroom. I expected this space to go pretty fast considering how small it is, but the ceilings are tall. This pattern wasn’t super easy to install, maybe because of all of the corners and obstacles I had to go around? The paper also has a very large repeat so there was a ton of waste. I ended up saving all the scraps to use as wrapping paper because it wasn’t cheap and it’s too pretty to just throw away. I am OBSESSED with the transformation this wallpaper gave this very plain space.
Lastly (for now) is Ben’s room. I love the pattern play in here and wanted something neutral and subtle. I thought this striped paper might be a bit harder because there is no hiding mistakes. If it’s not perfectly straight and smooth, you’re going to see it. Surprisingly though, it was the easiest install of all of the wallpapers I’ve used!
If you’ve never installed wallpaper before, don’t fret. It’s not hard if you take your time and put in the work up front to really make sure your first section goes up straight.
I already have the wallpaper purchased and waiting for my next project, stay tuned! In the meantime, here is a round up 16 of my favorite neutral wallpapers. I’m currently looking for a place to add that gorgeous mural!
1. Farmer Brown’s Plaid Shirt $92
2. Florencecourt $178
3. Twain Dove Plaid $70
4. Marigold $274
5. Vintage Horizon Mural $258
6. Demi Floral Stripe $178
7. Hornbeam $290
8. Catriona Kitchen Spot $0.70/ft
9. French Linen Stripe $58
10. Blair Sketched Floral $132
11. Simply Farmhouse Plaid $74
12. Pure Acorn $ 227
13. Nuvolette Mural $ 628
14. Willow Bullrush $273
15. Oakes Gingham $124
16. Rustic Floral $82