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Bibliotheca Wallpaper by Ekaterina Panikanova

Old books! On your wall! With large paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova! I’m a little more excited about the books than the paintings (nothing against Ms. Panikanova, the paintings are lovely) but, hey, I’ll take ’em as intended. The wallpaper is heavy-duty, and is even washable with a soft cloth, so don’t be too terribly precious about where it is installed. Also, pay attention to the explanation of how the mural is laid out; it can be a tiny bit confusing at first glance.

Purchase Information:

Price: $153.00
Available from: NLXL

Dark Bookcase Wallpaper

If dark, moody, bookcases are your sort of thing, but you don’t have the budget to drop $10-20k for floor to ceiling shelves, don’t forget about wallpaper. The bookcase series by mineheart works for a focus wall, a nook, or a whole room, but do keep in mind the larger the wall, the more obvious the repeat might be. Done thoughtfully, it’s just the thing to add a little ambience to an otherwise boring area.

Purchase Information:

Price: £70.00
Available from: mineheart

Marble Wallpaper

What to do when you love the marble look on walls but can’t quite stomach the bill? Marble wallpaper, of course. And, even better, this wallpaper is from Ferm Living’s WallSmart line, which is a non-woven paper that is easier and faster to hang (apply paste to wall and then apply paper).


Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: Ferm Living

Warez Rose Wallpaper

Nice job, Erich Ginder. This floral wallpaper is created from ASCII symbols. From far away, you see a dot-like floral motif; close up, you see a bunch of characters. Handmade in the United States.

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Price: $140.00
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Scenic Wallpaper: Forêt Noire

How about some expensive wallpaper to start off your Monday morning? The Forêt Noire Scenic Wallpaper might be a tad high in price, but keep in mind you get a lot: 372 x 300 cm is just about 12′ x 10′, so it would take care of one large wall or a smaller room quite easily. Plus, you’ll have all sorts of woodland creatures to keep you company.

Purchase Information:

Price: €480.00
Available from: Store Without a Home

I See You Wallpaper

Give credence to your paranoia by putting up this googly-eyed wallpaper from Cavern Home. Now when you whisper “there are eyes everywhere!” whilst rocking back and forth on the floor, you can point to the wallpaper and everyone will understand.

Purchase Information:

Price: $155.00

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Available from: Design Public

White Panelling wallpaper

Occasionally, panelling can add a nice architectural feel to a room. To be specific, I’m not talking of the dark vertical wood panelling that was popular in mid 60s-70s that you see everyone ripping out or painting over. I’m talking about white panelling done in a Georgian architectural style, as shown in the above photo. It adds a traditional element, and gives a nice contrast to modern furnishings and treatments.

Now, what’s special about the above photo is it’s wallpaper that appears to be panelling, which is just fantastic. While it’s not cheap (somewhere around £70 per roll), it most likely costs less than installing actual wood panelling, and it has the whole trompe l’oeil trickiness that us modern home owners love. Also, if you prefer a more ornate renaissance feel, Mineheart has a Stone Angels Wallpaper that mimics stone architectural details (shown below).


Purchase Information:

Price: £70.00 - 99.00
Available from: Mineheart

Ohoy Wallpaper

I’m tempted to buy this wallpaper. I don’t even have kids (it’d be perfect for a child’s room) and I’m thinking of which wall it would look best on. It’s made/designed by 8-year old Otto Dunker (son of Fine Little Day‘s Elisabeth Dunker) and has the best scrawly ships I’ve seen to date. Looks like you can purchase the wallpaper at Photowall (€26/m2 or $37/m2) or buy a pillow with the print directly from Fine Little Day for €42 ($59).

Purchase Information:

Price: $37/m2
Availability: Buy Ohoy Wallpaper here

Flat Vernacular

Chances are you’ve already heard of Payton Cosell Turner’s custom wallpaper made from stickers, as it was featured in Elle Decor as well as a smattering of design blogs. I’m certainly a fan of the idea of sticker wallpaper, and if I possessed an ounce of patience, I might attempt the idea in a small powder room or hallway. However, I might just settle for one of the other wallpaper designs from Payton’s website instead, as they would (hopefully) require a little less time to install. See my three favorites below.


Purchase Information:

Price: $200.00 and up
Available from: Flat Vernacular

Scrapwood Wallpaper

This might not be to everyone’s taste, but it’s notable nevertheless. Piet Hein Eek’s Scrapwood Wallpaper looks quite real (super high resolution printing) and would give a rustic/antiqued feel to a room in a snap. Plus, you get over 43 square feet of unique planks with no repeat.


Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: design/story

Tempaper By You Wallpaper

Paintable. Temporary. Wallpaper. How many times have you wished for this? Whether you’re renting or you have kids (or you’re just artistically fickle) this stuff is something to try out. It’s a vinyl coated self adhesive wallpaper, and you can use almost any art supplies to decorate it however you want. Tempaper also has quite a few designs to choose from should you wish for a more traditional patterned paper; my favorites are the Ruby Slate, Skotti, and Etta.

Available from 2modern or directly from Tempaper.

Purchase Information:

Price: $56.00
Available from: 2modern

Wallpaper an Island!

Any of you who visit Tumblr know that there’s a whole haystack of images to sort through, especially when it comes to lovely interiors. I ran across this pic (via The Diversion Project) yesterday and thought the wallpaper on the kitchen island was a brilliant pop of color in an otherwise white dwelling. So, note to self: when feeling bored with one’s surroundings, pick out a colorful wallpaper and attach it somewhere unexpected like the base of kitchen island. Seeing as it’s a relatively small area, it won’t cost much and will be easier to change out than doing a whole wall or room.


Ms. Treat Wallpaper

This luscious botanical wallpaper would sure spice up a small (or large?) room. The teaberry (shown above) is my favorite, but for $2 a sample you might want to try out the Heron and Pineland colorways as well. Also, the Ms. Ward design (shown below) is also worth a look, as there’s delightfully large storybook insects involved.

Available at Design Public or Grow House Grow.


Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00 per roll
Availability: Buy Ms. Treat Wallpaper here

Bookshelf Wallpaper

If you love the look of books but don’t have the space (or money) for stacks of bookshelves, maybe this wallpaper will do the trick. Similar in idea to the Genuine Fake Bookshelf Wallpaper we’ve posted before, but maybe just a tad bit better seeing as it has a more realistic look. Sold in 3 meter length rolls. 55cm wide.


Purchase Information:

Price: £68.00
Available from: Bouf

Source: Incredible Things

Newsworthy Recycled Wallpaper

Newsprint strips are handwoven on a loom and backed with paper to create these eco-friendly wall coverings. Definitely a clever use of recycled materials. I think what really makes it is the use of larger strips of paper which reveal hints of the paper’s former life, and of course, the colors! Available through many retailers, find your nearest one at Weitzner’s official website.