Wallpaper Inspirations for Every Room

Wallpapers, murals and wall coverings can help add personality to a room and transform your space. Maintenance-free after installation, your walls may even double as an artistic feature.

Here are 5 basic tips to guide you on choosing the right design, and an inspirational lineup of the best walls and interior accents. Checkout the links below for more great ideas and information.

1. Do your research. Collect images of walls you love and see if a pattern emerges. Do you love European chinoiserie? Or are you drawn towards calm, scenic images? Do you enjoy spaces with photography and bold graphics, or subtle and organic accents?

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2. Consider your existing furnishings. Examine the color scheme and themes in your home. Observe the flow of space and take into consideration the view from adjoining rooms. Traditional or modern, there will be a design to further enhance your current interiors.

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Lamp by Surface View

3.  Know your purpose. Are you seeking a bold feature to add liveliness? Or do you want to achieve a calming effect with subtle tones? Decide how you want to feel when you walk into a space, and how you want your wallpaper should impact and stimulate a room.

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Image Source: Surface View. Oranges Mural
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4. Explore all of your wall covering options. Wall coverings today go far beyond traditional prints. From materials beyond paper, like grass cloth, sisal, cork and Japanese silk, to textured papers that mimic marble, wood and stone, wallpapers have evolved to suit modern needs with new technology.

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Image Source: William Morris

5. Avoid pattern fatigue. Pattern fatigue comes down to choice of space and individual preference. However do take into consideration the amount of time spent between different rooms, and the closer proximity of certain walls in your home. If a brightly patterned wall in your frequented small bathroom will tire you out quickly, don’t choose it.

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Image Source: William Morris. Morris V Wallpapers- Indian

Living Room

Introducing: de Gournay

de Gournay has a heritage dating back to the 17th century specializing in hand-painted wallpaper, fabrics, furniture and porcelain. de Gournay wallpapers are all handmade by skilled artisans. Old works are sold at auctions as valuable antiques. Made to order, they represent the finest in wallpaper craftsmanship and a great source of inspiration.

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‘Jardinieres Citrus Trees’ wallpaper in full custom design colors on custom Mica metallic xuan paper. de Gournay hand carved Swedish Settle lounge sofa in original antique finish upholstered in Eucalyptus silk velvet.

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Portman design in standard design colors on custom blue Edo painted silk.

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‘A View Of Florence From The North Bank Of The Arno’ Mural

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Surface View Collection: National Galleries of Scotland. Artist: Francois – Xavier Fabre


Bedroom

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Exostema Caribaeum’ Mural

Surface View collection: Natural History Museum. Artist: Ferdinand Bauer


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Oaitepeha Bay, Tahiti’ Mural

Collection: National Maritime Museum. Artist: William Hodges


Bathroom

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Temple Newsam design Balfour Castle Scotland

Shop the Look:

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Printed wallpaper with flowering shrubs and fruit bees on a pale green background, by Surface View.

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Dining Area

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‘Winter Garden Antoine’ mural. Collection: Royal Horticultural Society. Artist: Ludwig Czerny


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Queen Anne Wallpaper by Hygge and West

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Sunflowers Mural By William Morris

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Study

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Coutts’ design in part custom design colors on Dappled Gold dyed silk


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Paeonia Tenuifolia Mural By Abraham Jacobus Wendle


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Jewel Wallpaper by Chasing Paper. Available in 2 colors.


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A Ship Scudding In A Gale Accent Mural By Willem Van De Velde, Edward Kirkall. Surface View Wallpapers.

A ship scudding in a gale. PAG6881


Kitchen

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Lovely Lattice Wallpaper by Chasing Paper. Available in red, navy, grey, and black

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Plaid wallpaper by Chasing Paper. 5 colors available.


Hallways

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de Gournay ‘Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains’ Wallpaper from The Emperor Collection


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Seaweed Mural by William Morris


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Swimming Koi by Walnut Wallpaper


Nursery

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Wild Thing Wallpaper by Chasing Paper $40 per panel

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Wild Wallpaper by Chasing Paper $40 per panel

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Daydream by Hygge and West. Available in 5 colors.

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