Wallpaper is serious. It contributes to a woman’s increasing insanity in the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper.” It even plays a role in Oscar Wilde’s last words, “This wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. Either it goes or I do.” I love wallpaper, but it is quite a commitment.
Painting a wall on a whim is no big deal. If you don’t like it, you can just repaint it. If you don’t like your wallpaper, fixing your mistake is a bit more involved. So, before I begin convincing Matt that it is a great idea to spend money on putting a pattern on a wall, I thought I would do a trial run. Besides, I don’t have time to fight in a duel at the moment. I’m too busy sparring with the US Postal Service, but that’s another post. 🙂
Here are some of my favorite wallpapers right now:
Miles Redd’s fearless use of mixed patterns is so inspiring to me, especially in a recently redecorated Brooklyn Townhouse featured in House Beautiful. I’m also being drawn to Chinoiserie touches, especially the blue that covers the walls in the restaurant at Bergdorf’s.
Before I spend the money for nice wallpaper, and possibly ruin a wall, I purchased removable gold dot decals from The Lovely Wall Co. on Etsy to simulate a pattern in our master bathroom. The gold dot decals are fabulous and I love how easy they were to peel and stick to my wall. The Lovely Wall Co. offers a lot of different removable decals and removable wallpaper. I would definitely recommend their shop.
Thankfully Matt loves it and I am one step closer to our home having a chinoiserie papered hallway.