Guest Groups: 20 Beautiful Wallpapers to Enhance Your Space

I find clients pretending to not hear me once I mention that”background” word. I think that they’re remembering the small florals or the textured vinyl with all the fitting border from years back. After I show them some inspirational images and assure them that background adds a graphic/colorful element and won’t look dated, they are less fearful!

I’ve scoured my favorite sources to demonstrate a wide selection of background to match different budgets and styles. Background is similar to artwork, and it is personal, but hopefully there is at least one which strikes your fancy.

True, some of those papers are not for the faint of funding, but if you are not papering an entire room, it won’t be cost-prohibitive. You are able to paper one wall, such as the headboard wall in a bedroom, or make wallpaper panels employing inexpensive moulding. Have fun with it and don’t be afraid!
Vanessa from Decor Happy

Galbraith & Paul

Links Wallpaper

This is a hand-blocked print background that comes in a dozen different colors. The fresh grass green of the one could liven up any space.


Casablanca – Blue Wallpaper – $50

I seen Eskayel’s lovely wallpapers and cloth at ICFF in NYC this past May. I hadn’t ever seen anything quite like it. The background comes from artwork made in pencil and paint. These wall coverings with a watercolor vibe would be the imaginative outcome, and I’m enamored with the silent graphics on this one.

F. Schumacher & Co..

Askandra Flower, Delft

I’m so in love with anything hand-blocked, and also this paisley background is no exception. It comes in four distinct colorways, but this decal one is my favorite.

Graham & Brown

Stella – Yellow & Gold Wallpaper – $85

Want to brighten up a dark room? This beautiful yellow and gold pattern looks relaxed and imperial at the exact same moment.


Pink and Orange Ikat Vintage Wallpaper by Element Style – $100

If you’re looking for something unique for your home, then classic wallpaper might be the solution. This hand-printed ikat wallpaper from the 1950s or 1960s looks current today. I love the orange and pink!

Clarke & Clarke

Indira Wallpaper by Clarke & Clarke

I recently attended an information session where these wall coverings were introduced. Everyone was smitten with this particular one — has to be the stately birds.

Clarke & Clarke

Dahlia Wallpaper by Clarke & Clarke

The stylized dahlias and the dim gray background of the background would appeal to both women and men, don’t you think?

York Wallcoverings

Dotted Paisley Wallpaper by Candice Olson – $64.99

This gorgeous turquoise paisley is from the Candice Olson collection. I am able to see this framed in panels and hung in a dining room.

Eclectic Wallpaper

Quadrille is a luxury cloth and wall covering firm with gorgeous patterns and colors. I love this picture design that looks fresh above subway tiles in a bathroom.

Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics

Shimmer Collection Wallpaper by Crown

If you’re craving a little glam in your space, this background has a metallic backdrop. The black on the parchment color is bold and chic.

Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball – The Lotus Papers – $275

Farrow & Ball papers are not inexpensive, but each roll is handmade to order. This lotus flower pattern is a modern spin on a 100-year-old layout. It’s offered in 30 colorways and 2 distinct pattern sizes. I’m loving it in this burnt orange color.

Conventional Background – $250

I don’t think there’s anyone that does not favor the Greek key design. I love it in this subtle colorway.

Cole & Son

Patina Wallpaper

This routine is a popular one for a girl’s room, and I could see why. It is feminine and pretty without being overly sweet or juvenile.

Cole & Son

Fan Tree Wallpaper

This tree theme on a yellow ground is indeed charming. I think that it could breathe life into any room.

Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball – Crivelli Trellis Wallpaper – $245

Farrow and Ball papers are timeless and elegant, and this simple trellis pattern in purple is a fantastic example.

Wallpaper Collective

Little Gold Leaf on Mars – Orange – $86

Orange is hot right now and just might be the Pantone color of the year for 2012. I love this golden foliage ostrich theme on a fiery floor.

Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball – Broad Stripe Wallpaper – $175

I would hang this broad stripe horizontally for a more modern look. It would appear sophisticated in a girl’s room.

Eclectic Wallpaper

This is a modern spin on a traditional ikat design. The green and blue colorway makes it refreshing and vivid.

F. Schumacher & Co..

Chevron Texture, White Gold

What’s not to love about golden and herringbone? This background would amp up the glam factor in any space.

F. Schumacher & Co..

Rampura, Delft

I think this has to be my favorite wallpaper at the moment. It is a hand-block print (no surprise!) In colors of blue. I’m thinking of using it in my living room behind the TV and media console. It would add life to an otherwise empty wall.

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