Wallpaper is here to stay and with the new bolder patterns, they are definitely not your grandmother’s wallpaper.

Here are some of my favorites…

Sea inspired prints always lean towards not taking a space too seriously, these prints – used in small doses emphasizes this.

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1. & 2. from Hygge & West

3. chesapeake novelty collection from Ralph Lauren Home

Nature is always on trend especially with these great wallpapers. I love how subtle the design is from a distance, and so whimsical and pretty up close.

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4.insects from Timorous Beasties

5. bumblebees from Farrow & Ball

I’m loving the stone look of these wallpapers, such a great inexpensive option for a back splash in a kitchen or bar area. A great do it yourself option to add elegance and luxury to a space.

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6. marble from Fermliving

7.travertino  from osborne& little

8. malachite from anthropologie

9. paleolithic from cavern

Elegant yet pretty wallpaper, with simple graphics and on-trend patterns and colours. It’s pretty without being overly cutesy, not only for a little girl’s room.

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wallpaper710. lace from jocelyn warner

11. bows from Hygge & West

These jungle prints are everywhere! Would look amazing as an accent wall or in a space with lots of windows ( like a breakfast nook), I love the ‘jane of the jungle’ feel along with the rich, emerald green, also on trend for 2013.

 

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12. cote d’azure & 13. Martinique from designerwallcoverings

13. coco de mar from Ralph Lauren Home

I have a hard time convincing clients to step out of their comfort zone and try a  wallpaper. It adds a great graphic punch to a space, is ultimately unique and conversational. There is a fine line with wallpaper though…

If wallpaper scares you, hire a decorator or designer, for samples and advice on where and how to install for the look you want. There are of course more subtle options available, where you can bring tones from the walls to add a visual texture, which helps break up the monotony of the sadly popular, beige interiors.

There are some great wallpaper resources out there, it was hard to narrow down my favorites. I know that what I’ve shown here are more bold then most would want to go, but there are some great subtle options on these websites as well.

Ralph Lauren Home, Designer Wallcoverings, Cole & Son, Farrow & Ball, Designer’s Guild, Jocelyn Warner, Hygge & West, Cavern, Fermliving, anthropologie, Timorous Beasties, Osborne & Little

 

Jen