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Wednesday, February 1

Wallpaper: Tacky or Trendy?

Ever since seeing a Trading Spaces episode where a designer used the birch tree wallpaper shown below, I've been itching to use wallpaper in my home. You see all varieties of wallpaper throughout design magazines and on TV shows, but it seems like when people buy a home, they almost always want to tear the wallpaper down? I'm confused. Is it just that wallpaper patterns are so taste specific? For some reason, wallpaper evokes incredibly strong reactions in people - inciting the use of words like, "hate" "awful" "grandma" "tacky." There seems to be a very fine line between "trendy" and "tacky" when it comes to wallpaper. What pushes it over, I wonder? And is it a mistake to put it up at all - especially if you intend to sell in the house in the not-so-distant future?
I'm still leaning toward putting it up - which means I find myself on the "trendy" team. Here are some amazing, *choice* patterns I would use in a heartbeat:


Source: www.cole-and-son.com


Source: www.grahambrown.com


Source: www.cole-and-son.com


Source: www.grahambrown.com


Source: www.grahambrown.com


Source: www.cole-and-son.com


Source: www.grahambrown.com


Source: www.cole-and-son.com

Do you have a favorite? Have you used wallpaper in your space? Please share!

3 comments:

Tina said...

I wish I could vote for both TACKY and TRENDY. I think it depends on whether I like the pattern or not. I would like to find a 1920's black and white, classic yet modern design to put on my (cheap, flat) bathroom closet door, but I keep waiting for it to find me rather than me find it. I wish I knew of a great site to search for "trendy"wallpaper. Any suggestions on that one?

Andrea Parker said...

I love just about everything on cole-and-son.com and grahambrown.com but they're both super expensive. Designyourwall.com has awesome selection, and discountdecorating.com has a ton if you can navigate through the site (try putting "black" as a keyword). Good luck and keep me posted on your project! ~Andrea

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Wallpaper sets mood. No other design choice can so greatly influence the tone of a room; your walls are your largest canvas.