top 50 wallpaper sources


after barb’s “how to decorate furniture with wallpaper” post yesterday i was overwhelmed with emails about where to find great wallpaper. so rather than answer the same email over and over, i figured i’d share my top 50 favorite resources for wallpaper. this list started out as a top 10, but when i started listing companies i loved off the top of my head i ended up with close to 30. so i went ahead and rounded it out with all my favorites and some good resources for one-stop wallpaper shopping. whether you’re in the market for something bold and metallic or prefer a more subtle solid, these shops will have you covered (and papered) in no time. [image above: joy’s wallpaper for hygge & west]

*designers/shops are listed in no particular order

  • walnut wallpaper: a great one-stop shop for modern patterns from all the top designers.
  • hyyge & west: fun wallpapers from a string of great contemporary artists like julia rothman and joy deangdeelert cho
  • grow house grow: creative papers from designer katie deedy in brooklyn. i love her series inspired by female scientists.
  • graham & brown: a huge collection of prints and solids in a wide range of styles. their new series with amy butler is fantastic!
  • cole & son: these guys can do no wrong in my book. their papers can sometimes be hard to find so be sure to email them for a stockist near you. they’re the ones who make that forrest wallpaper that has been everywhere for years.
  • farrow & ball: sophisticated papers in subtle colors. great if you’re going for something more traditional.
  • cavern home: a nyc-based wallpaper boutique that specializes in unexpected designs from a team of guest designers
  • jocelyn warner: wonderfully feminine designs often inspired by nature
  • makelike: their cactus wallpaper has been stuck on my inspiration board for months
  • ferm living: a danish design company specializing in bold, nature-inspired designs. they have some beautiful geometric prints that are great for modern homes
  • nama rococo: karen combs’ hand-painted papers are my favorite in the industry, hands down. her wallpapers are truly unique in a sea of digitally printed designs.

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  • mod green pod: cheerful wallpaper designs printed with non-toxic inks
  • secondhand rose: ok, this isn’t online, but if you’re in nyc and need vintage wallpaper, run- don’t walk- to secondhand rose. their selection of vintage patterns is AMAZING
  • fine little day: i love designer elisabeth dunker’s designs she co-created with her 8 year old son, otto.
  • miss print: colorful, retro-inspired patterns from england
  • lizzie allen: hand screenprinted wallpaper in playful patterns like walking buckingham palace guards
  • catherine hammerton: catherine’s textured wallpapers have to be seen to be truly appreciated. they’re unbelievably unique and have so much character.
  • tracy kendall: tracy’s wallpapers are truly special and often involve hand-sewn elements like metallic letters or puzzle pieces
  • clarissa hulse: beautiful floral prints
  • mini moderns: great modern wallpaper for children with a retro spin
  • turner pocock: quirky patterns like tennis racquets and cricket paddles
  • eskayel: amazing digital patterns from brooklyn
  • ebay: ebay’s vintage wallpaper collection is amazing. if you keep an eye on things regularly you’re bound to catch a great steal. i’ve seen people pick up amazing european papers for under $10 a roll
  • osborne & little: sophisticated high-end papers that are perfect for making a dramatic statement
  • adelphi paper hangings: if you need historic papers, adelphi has you covered. i think of these as my “when i’m older and the kids are out of the house” papers. perfect for a grown-up house where small kids or pets won’t prevent you from owning fancy things
  • tres tintas: beautiful boutique wallpaper from spain
  • lisa bengtsson: lisa’s frame wallpaper was a smash hit and allows you to customize your walls
  • flavor paper: psychedelic wallpapers that feel like they come from both the 1970’s and the future at the same time
  • studio printworks: contemporary patterns that range from classic to kooky
  • erika wakerly: i love erika’s bold graphic patterns. the metallic finishes give them extra sparkle
  • orla kiely: retro, colorful- like candy for your walls
  • trustworth: stunning historic patterns from the CFA voysey archives
  • palace papers: their herringbone print is one of my favorites
  • jill malek: jill’s nature-inspired wallpaper designs come in vivid gold and pink hues
  • madison & grow: i love their preppy “martha’s vinyeard” collection
  • anthropologie: anthro stocks a great collection of designs that are often affordable, removable and perfectly on-trend
  • deborah bowness: deborah’s wallpapers are wonderfully witty. several of them replicate the look of hanging clothes and furniture
  • rollout: custom and guest-designed wallpaper from canada with a fresh, young feel
  • paper mills: i love the way paper mills block-prints their designs. the new animal prints they designed are definitely a fun break from the norm
  • porter teleo: hand printed wallpaper designs that work well in modern or traditional homes
  • hanna werning: hanna werning has great wallpaper posters that work well in small spaces (ie: bathrooms) and bring a bold pop of color to the room
  • studio nommo: these designs will make you smile. they feel like children’s designs for grownups, in the best way possible
  • twenty2: brooklyn-based designers with a great collection of prints and grass-cloth papers
  • aimee wilder: aimee has a fun collection of patterns that range from pigeons and flowers to cassette tapes and robots
  • timorous beasties: amazing patterns from scotland. like cole & son, i think it’s hard to go wrong with these guys. their thistle pattern is my favorite
  • mibo: i love their sweet bird-pattern paper
  • jenny wilkinson: her paint-by-number wallpaper is great for adults and kids alike
  • laura felicity: i love the soft, hand-drawn feel to laura’s work
  • absolute zero degrees: these are the designers behind “mini moderns” but their “swallows” design is still one of my favorites
  • trove: their atmospheric patterns are great for contemporary homes. but their “indi” bird pattern is my favorite
  • kreme: groovy patterns in bright sunny colors
Jen

Would you be willing to offer a couple of suggestions for those of us on a budget?? Thanks.

grace

jen

wallpaper isn’t the most budget-friendly option to be honest. but i would suggest:

ebay.com
graham and brown
target (they have some good sales)

grace

Missy

Don’t forget Tempaper — these wallpapers are removable (for those of us in apartments or rented homes). Some of their designs are sold at Urban Outfitters, but more are available at http://www.tempaperdesigns.com. I personally love the Alto and Etta designs.

Melani

I know love farrow & ball, but I haven’t heard of many of the others so I can’t wait to check them out. Thanks!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat.

What a fabulous resource, I’m always sourcing great new paper options for my furniture! A tip for the budget concious – I’ve had a lot of luck with paint and wall decor stores selling open rolls for a fraction of the price. Thanks so much Grace!

XO
Lenore

Isabella

We have Mod Green Pod in our half bath and we love it. The paper hanger didn’t have any problems with it. Now, I’m also going to have the MakeLike Cactus installed and I already know that because of the way it was printed, the paper hanger won’t be able to follow the pattern repeat. :/

thanks for the list!

Nicole

THANK YOU FOR THIS!!! When I was searching for wallpaper for a little project, it was so hard to find stuff that wasn’t old-fashioned or just plain awful. I will be bookmarking this for future reference. Great job culling these great resources!

Carly Hack

These are amazing! So inspiring. If you are after a different take on wallpaper you should check out my sister in law’s body artist work: http://www.emmahackartist.com/
Her work involves painting bodies and blending them into the background of Florence Broadhurst wallpapers – amazing!

Katie Deedy

Hey Carly Hack — your sis-in-law did a painting with some of my wallpaper. It looks AMAZING! I can’t believe she does it all free hand on skin. So rad.

Tapestries

Wallpapers can be really great in a room, and can go well with plain textured furniture so that the only thing that’s textured are the walls! I like the classic designs with a modern twist or color theme, so they are classic, yet feels timeless.

grace

dima

your friend is actually in the list- that’s erica wakerly- she’s in the section after the “jump” in the post :)

grace

Marta

Any ideas for where to find remnants? I’m looking for some wallpaper to line a small cabinet, and don’t want to spend $30+ for an entire roll since I’ll only need a little bit!

grace

marta

you can often find them on ebay.com, but i’d also call your desired maker and ask if they sell samples or smaller patches- often they’re happy to sell small pieces that were cut from rolls.

grace

SFDC

Just thought I’d note that the Orla Kiely wallpaper you have as the thumbnail on the product guide page has been discontinued. So sad!

makelike

Aww shucks Grace, we are blushing. We are just thrilled you like our work and thought to share it with others by putting us on your top 50 list! It really made our day!

best,

makelike

Sam Palmer

I have been making wallpaper stripping & hanging a pleasure for years. Many unique projects on my web site.

Bryce

Thought I should mention imgs Custom Wallcoverings. They are an Australian company that is doing great things in wallpaper. They have a great in-house collection, but also have collections from artists found all over the world.. Great stuff.

grace

jessica

normally yes, but we’re not taking interns until later next spring. sorry :(

grace

Girlie

Could you speak at all about removing wallpaper? I’m dying to get some but am so worried about the removal process.

Erin

Does anyone have ideas for removable renter’s wallpaper besides what Urban Outfitters offers?? Help!

Brockett

Hi!
I recently completed a small project and have one full roll and two half rolls of Julia Rothman’s “Pieces” in silver from Hygge and West. (see here: http://bit.ly/kLbuLo ). I’m happy to share for the price of shipping. email me at brocketthorne [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dan

Phillip Jeffries Wallcovering is my Fav- they have the best Naturals!

natalie kirschner

Can I print this list? In new house and looking for retro carnival murals and/or wallpaper for a farmhouse we’re having fun with.

Nic

Just had to share another one…www.spoonflower.com. Tons of selection and many are only $60 a roll!

Ellen

Does anyone know where to get wallpaper made by Over & Over besides Anthropologie? I’m looking for the Kalahari Vignettes wallpaper by Florence Balducci
Thanks!

FMF

Desperately wanting to get the ‘Etched Arcadia’ wallpaper by Over & Over that had been stocked by Anthropologie but is now discontinued – does anyone know how to get hold of their discontinued lines? Or direct from Over & Over? Having no luck with the search so far…

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Anonymous

I thought they were actually going to show you some wallpapers

Guan

Thanks! I wonder if people like wallpaper from China,make by vine, jute, sisal, bamboo, grass,paper strand, leave etc stick together.third dimension.

michelle

We totally do not have the same taste no Thibaut??

neil love

Hi There , any idea where i could find a supplier of wallpaper willing to give samples to sell there product, SA company .

Lauren at WallpaperUpdate

Most of your choices are still applicable in 2003. Cole & Son and Farrow and Ball are some of my favorite designers. The English certainly know how to make wallpaper, thats for sure. Can’t wait to see who you put up there for 2013 :-)

Lauren

Grace Bonney

eric

their papers are lovely, but they read a bit too “upper east side” for me sometimes, and they’re a great deal more expensive than most of the brands listed here.

grace

Nancy

Jen – Maybe you can help find the vendor for a particular wallpaper I am having problems tracking down. Would you be willing to help me out, please?
Thanks a million!

Vitalis Mokoena

I would love to sell wallpaper in my home town for a leaving what can I do.I would love to start a busniss selling wallpaper any surplier I that I can contact pls let me know.

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