Make a unique statement with wallpaper in sensational colors and patterns.
Yeah, yeah. We’ve heard the arguments against wallpaper before: It’s time consuming to put up. It can easily be damaged by accidental furniture bumps. It’s more of a commitment than paint.
To which we say: But it’s worth it. So can paint. And, sure, but it also lasts longer, and it’s a bigger, bolder, character-making statement, especially in an Everyday Exuberance setting.
Taking the wallpaper plunge isn’t as hard as it seems. Start by doing a little research to find colors, prints, and textures that fit your aesthetic. For this living room, we went with a birch-tree motif on apple-green paper. When the walls are this eye-catching, the furniture and accessories should be more understated, so we selected armchairs and lamps in a similar shade of green, a neutral coffee table, and airy glass end tables. The rug has three shades of green that complement the wallpaper, while adding a bit of warm orange to the mix. The atomic pink sofa—piled with a riot of pillows that pick up on colors in other elements of the room—and robin’s-egg blue accessories help avoid the dreaded matchy-matchy syndrome.
Here are a few of our other favorite wallpapers from this season.