Wallpapers are back guys! I have been super obsessed with this trend recently and love the way people are modernizing this 70’s super trend to fit design décor today. Home renovation shows, design magazines and even in house/apartment tours shown on design blogs you will see that if done right, wallpapers are an interesting way to transform a dull space into chic and stylish one.
And the best part is you can now easily customize wallpapers with your own designs.Companies like ANWALL, TROVE, SPOONFLOWER, and many more are not only making this customization super easy but also giving you various printing, textures and color options to choose from.
Oh and all you renters out there trying to channel your inner designers but can’t get your landlords on-board, don’t worry guys! You’ve been covered too. I am sailing in the same boat as you are and we now have super simple removable wallpaper option designed for us.
So today I am sharing with you some of the wallpaper designs that I made hoping I will definitely use them someday in my dream studio space or bedroom space.. okay wait.. I can go on with this forever. But seriously there are some super fun ideas to checkout. I am also sharing some beautiful vignettes and spaces which inspired me through the process.
This one is my favorite. Being an artist, I think I am biased for this one but I love that the wallpaper itself becomes a piece of art.
INSPIRATION: Vignette shown below. Image Source : ANWALL
Kid’s room wallpapers are the most fun but at the same time challenging to choose. You want to choose a pattern that would still work as the kids are growing up because let’s face it; Wallpaper is a relatively long-time commitment. You cannot replace it as easily as you would paint over a wall.
Here is a cool idea : Gather all the drawings and scribbles that your kids have created, scan them and make them into a collage. Enlarge and print it out as wallpaper. You may have seen this before; designers Cortney & Robert Novogratz from NYC have done this brilliantly in one of their projects. The best place to use this kind of wallpaper may be in basements of houses which are used as playrooms /family rooms. The kids love that their drawings are on the wall and it just makes the place so interesting.
Image Source: Novogratz
INSPIRATION: Juju Papers featured on Design Sponge
This one for me is more for a studio than for home… but hey, if you are a traveler or a photographer maybe you could have it in your house too!
Image source: A Beautiful Mess
THINGS TO REMEMBER: The websites will suggest resolutions required however remember to click your pictures at high resolution (300 dpi or more) for as is and 600dpi if you want enlargements. Also it’s always better to order a sample before you go in for the actual order.
Keep an open mind while designing. Your drawings and paintings may not look as glamorous as in the pics but remember that when they get printed they will be digitally processed and will have a sophisticated print finish. Also imagine it in the whole space with the staging elements (accessories, furniture etc..) . That will help you look at the bigger picture.