Interior Obsessions – Wallcoverings

Last time we got together for Interior Obsessions with FormFire Glassworks, we jumped into a pool of aqua. Many of the readers were quite taken with the focal wall in the first image. Another great way to create a focal wall either with a jolt of color or without is through the use of wallcoverings, more commonly known as wallpaper. An absolute staple in most homes during the 1970s and into the early 80s, wallpaper lost its appeal in favor of paint and paint techniques. But some great manufacturers and artists are bringing back a resurgence of pattern to the home, with styles from Baroque to modern, simple to quirky, flat to textured and everything in between.

If you’re looking at a fairly simple, understated pattern, by all means, paper your whole space. Like paint, wallpaper is a fairly inexpensive option for updating a room, and can be installed pretty quickly. If you are absolutely taken by a bold pattern or bright color, consider doing only one accent wall. Or put up a rectangle of paper and trim it out with moulding to create a larger size piece of artwork for a different type of background. Many of the new options are textural: either coming out of the wall surface or available as textural paintable patterns. Images have made a comeback as well, with typographic styles a fast favorite. Personally, I have my eye on a shimmery glass-bead covered paper that I have been coveting for a while now. Maybe in the family room…

(above) Neon Loops

Subtle Stripes + Layered Paper Strips

Paintable Textured Wall

Typographic Blocks + Stacked Magazines


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Love the letters!


Yep. Those are my favorite too Kathy. Both the letterpress looking ones and the white and black type! Great finds Amy! I was just talking with someone on twitter about wallcoverings and wallpaper yesterday. What a coincidence.


Thanks Brittni! I’m kind of digging the stripes, but that tiny glass bead paper is really appealing.

I realized as I was going through my Reeder feeds this morning that your Workspace was a wallpaper one as well – great minds…


Modern Simplicity

These are so creative and beautiful! I find myself not taking many creative risks in my home, mostly just plain old paint on the walls… Plus, my husband is kind of plain in his tastes, and would take some convincing! But these are great…


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