Sneak Peek: Best of Wallpaper

It is well documented here on Design*Sponge that the wallpaper industry is thriving. With every new year the industry continues to grow and become more accessible, offering new styles, colors and textures for budgets large and small. There are several affordable options and more room for flexibility with the improved quality of removable wallpaper. While classic floral patterns are still popular, I love to see people take the plunge and experiment with everything from nautical motifs to maps to fun animal prints. Here are new favorites of the past few years and click here to see our last round up from 2010. -Shannon

Image above: Wallpaper from Anthropologie in Ali and Jonny Price’s home.

Image above: This nautical wallpaper conceals a hidden door in “Amelia the Airstream“.

Image above: The Steen’s wanted the bedroom to be a restful retreat, and this silver and white wallpaper helps create that calming mood.

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Image above: This sailboat wallpaper in Pete and Bailey McCarthy’s apartment is a playful addition to the bathroom.

Image above: The wallpaper is Katherine’s favorite thing about her bedroom in her Minneapolis home.

Image above: This nautical wallpaper is perfect for a kid’s guest room in Kirsten Marchand’s home.

Image above: For a look that was dreamy but not too feminine, Sarah Neilsen chose this wallpaper designed by Catherine Martin.

Image above: This wallpaper in Emma Reddington’s home was inspired by wallpaper found in another one of our Sneak Peeks.

Image above: The wallpaper in Klara Bothen’s home is actually a piece of fabric hung on the wall.

Image above: This wallpaper in Laetitia Lazerge’s home layers well with the other colors in textures in her tiny living room.

Image above: The chair matches the wallpaper in Nerissa and Peter’s home.

Image above: Minimally styled bedding allows the custom wallpaper to pop in Jess Lorass’ home.

Image above: Jill Malek’s Maidenhair wallpaper in her Brooklyn Heights home.

Image above: An Orla Kiely patterned wallpaper livens up this half bathroom in Melanie Blodgett’s Denver home.

Image above: Some fun flocked wallpaper in Pete and Bailey McCarthy’s home.

Image above: Lovely floral wallpaper, designed by Oh Joy, in Jess Lively’s home.

Image above: Wallpaper designed by Louise Body in Esther Boulton’s home.

Image above: This wallpaper brings a bit of the outdoors indoors in Ingrid Weir’s home.

Image above: Elegant neutral toned wallpaper dresses up a stairwell in this London home.

Image above: Self adhesive wallpaper from Urban Outfitters in the children’s bedroom of this Missouri home.

Image above: Another Catherine Martin designed wallpaper in this Australian home.

Image above: Ralph Lauren’s Expedition Novelty Map wallpaper in Baltic Blue in Caitlin Wilson’s home.

Image above: Green Floral Femme Fatale wallpaper in Lauren Moffatt’s home.

Image above: Another example of pattern play in Elisabeth Dunker’s home.

Image above: A unique combination of color and texture in Rachel Bending’s bedroom.

Image above: A lovely combination of mint and pink in this dollhouse Sneak Peek.

Image above: This whimsical butterfly patterned wallpaper ties together all the colors in the room in Caitlin Wilson’s home.

Image above: A pattern filled bedroom in Elisabeth Dunker’s Swedish home.


Great Design and beautiful wallpaper, this trellis type design looking beautiful as a wallpaper.


these are so beautiful! i live in south florida and am looking for some unique wallpapers having to do with more of a playful “spanish” or “mexican” vibe. would you know of anything like this? thanks for all the eye candy!


In the small thumbnails at the top, I see a wall paper with a bright yellow lamp in the shot. But I don’t see the larger pic anywhere on this page. Thanks – Amy


So many gorgeous wallpapers, hard to choose a favourite! I have been a long time fan of the nautical wallpaper though, and I am always drawn to map designs, so fun! Such a great collection.


Hi, your posting was so awesome..The wallpaper designs re so creative and fully inspirational..Keep Sharing


Hi, just put a different Mini Moderns wallpaper in my bathroom, it’s Pet Sounds and I just cannot get enough of it. Love the colour, the design, the finish. Highly recommended. (It’s on the blog, with some more info about Mini Moderns and, no, I don’t work or them)