There was a time when virtually every wall in the American home was covered in wallpaper, cripplingly kitschy wallpaper—pansies with polka-dots, storybook garden vines and pink rosebuds, Victorian toile, preppy stripes and plaids—but then tastes shifted to a crisper, more modern aesthetic. Wallpaper went out of favor, and nearly everyone was secretly relieved (except for a certain set of grandmothers with a diehard fondness for border patterns featuring quilts and country bears).
But the past is always prologue and now wallpaper is back in a big way. In fact, it’s huge. Led by design stars like Kelly Wearstler (former judge on Top Design), who uses it everywhere, and enhanced by advances in digital printing, this trend shows no signs of slowing down.
Today’s wallpapers come in an endless array of Pinterest-friendly prints and textures often suited for heightened visual impact—on a statement making accent wall, in powder rooms, hallways or bedrooms. Unlike their forebears, they are easy to install and remove, and there are even peel-and-stick versions. Perfect for that little design pick-me-up.
So what are we waiting for? Here are some of our faves…
Big and Bold
Turn a plain space into an Instagram-worthy work of art with prints that pop.
Marrakesh Removable Wallpaper
Fun and Funky
Give a room a whimsical jolt with imaginative prints that amuse and show your spirited side.
Dean Distressed Wood 3D Embossed Wallpaper
Loo Loo Paper
Some geometry can provide a cool graphic backdrop to your sleek furnishings. I bet they didn’t tell you that in high school.
Geostar Removable Wallpaper
Triangles Individual Stripe Removable Wallpaper
Jazz up any child's room with prints that make “time outs” not so bad after all.
Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper Globetrotter
Earthy and Eclectic
Warm things up with boho prints that will instantly mesmerize—and pass the hookah, please.
Curvy Paintable Wallpaper
Revved Up Traditional
Show old Mims who’s got the waspy goods with these elegant and timeless prints that turn traditional up to 11.
Cherry Blossom, White Mica
Paintable Damask 3D Embossed Wallpaper
Grasscloth Removable Wallpaper
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