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14 Wallpaper Moments That Made Us Melt


There's no denying that wallpaperВ is a big commitment. Anyone who's ever tried to remove layers of decades-old chintz mid-renovation can attest to this fact. If comparing the spectrum ofВ renovations to relationship statuses, a lick of paint would be akin to having "the talk," and wallpaper would be on parВ to a full-blown wedding. But there's no need to getВ wallpaper jitters.

We've come a long way since the days of traditional wallpaper glue. As far as wallpapers are concerned, saying "I do" to a single patternВ no longer has to mean "tillВ death do us part."В Thanks toВ the use of stick-on wallpaper,В easy-to-remove options have proliferated in recent years, making the commitment feel less serious.В

That said, any breakup (no matter how small) can be painful and time-consuming, so to make sure that your choice feels right, we want you to make an informed decision. SometimesВ all youВ need is a little visual inspiration to findВ the one. Luckily for us, homeowners and interior designers around the world are using delicate floral tapestries and bold graphic patterns in interesting new ways,В providing us with plenty of visual cues. From stick-on removable wallpaper to hand-painted chinoiserie, here are our favorite wallpaper moments to inspire your own level of dГ©corВ commitment.В

Oberto Gili for Vogue

Though this is technically a hand-painted mural, not wallpaper, the bright turquoise botanical effect is striking in the living room of Caroline Sieber. The pink settee and custom marble cocktail table complement the bold wall covering to freshen up the room.

Christian Lacroix Nouveaux Mondes "Mariposa" $262Shop Mike Garten , design by Studio DB

In this Brooklyn townhouse's dining room, designersВ Studio DBВ opted for a dramatic strata wallpaper, a collaboration between wallpaper makers Zak + FoxВ and beloved lighting designers Apparatus Studio. The result is an elegant bold space worthy of a five-star-restaurant dining room.В

Zak + Fox "Strata Study" $upon requestShop

Zak + Fox "Strata Study" (price upon request)

Brittany Ambridge for Domino

Fashion designer Austyn Zung covered her wardrobe doors in a hand-painted de GournayВ wallpaper to make a bright, cheery statement. As she puts it, "The only real rule is that there are no rules. It's all about combining the different looks that speak to you."

A.L. Diament "Decor Chinois" $5000Shop Courtesy of Amanda Nisbet

Amanda NisbetВ used her own silk fabric to cover the walls of this Kips Bay showhouse bedroom. The traditional wall panelings and furniture offset the bright modern art and wallpaper to create a beautiful tension between old and new.

Flavor Paper "Featherlight" in Aurora Pink $150Shop Brittany Ambridge

De Gournay wallpaper hangs in this FrenchВ apartment, creating a botanical fantasyland that's perfectly Parisian. We'll take it with a box of macarons, please!

Trustworthy Studios Apothecary's Garden Wallpaper $7Shop Melissa Kaseman for Lonny

In this boho bedroom, a traditional chinoiserie wallpaper is combined with midcentury sconces, a bold ikat headboard, and a tasseled wall hanging. Even though the mix is completely unexpected, the soft pink and gray tones blend all the styles together.

Osborne & Little "Palais Chinois" $192Shop Michael Wells via Lonny

It takes quite a particular room to make a bold wallpaper like this one work, but the attic library of House of HoneyВ owner Tamara Kaye-Honey is just the right space.

Fornasetti "Ex Libris" $245Shop Courtesy of Les Ensembliers

The ethereal wallpaper and painted white floors create an airy feel in this Canadian country house located in MontrГ©al's Eastern Townships.

Cole & Son "Flamingos" $196Shop Brittany Ambridge via Domino

Zak Profera of Zak + FoxВ used his own linen fabric to cover the walls of his New York City bedroom, and his adorable Shiba Inu pup seems to approve.

Zak + Fox "Paruzu" Linen $upon requestShop Philip Durrant , design by Studio Ashby

London-based interior designer Sophie AshbyВ is unafraid of making a bold statement with wallpaper. In a client's Chelsea bedroom, she used a dramatic blue cloud mural as a backdrop to an entirely white, black, and blue dГ©cor.

Timorous Beasties "Cloud Toile" $273Shop Sarah Hogan

If there's any wallpaper that makes our hearts swell the most, it's Fornasetti's collection for Cole & Son. Used here in a moody bathroom, Fornasetti's Nuvolette creates a cozy space with dramatic flair.

Cole & Son "Fornasetti Nuvolette" $399Shop Aubrie Pick via Homepolish , design by Benedetta Amadi

New York-based companyВ EskayelВ has taken the interior world by storm with its mystical ink-blot and tie-dye wallpapers. The retailer's Dynasty Indigo paper hangs here in a minuscule powder room, creating a striking effect.

Eskayel "Dynasty" Indigo Wallpaper $228Shop Katie Ridder

Interior designer Katie RidderВ has a special talent for wallpaper. The contrast between the teal and silver Japanese floral wallpaper and the lacquered moss green finish of this wet bar in an Arkansas country house is pure brilliance.

Florence Broadhurst "Japanese Floral" $40Shop