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20 Homes Where Wallpaper Rules

by Grace Bonney

It’s funny how design styles and trends work in my mind. Sometimes I spend so much time thinking about them and over-analyzing them, that once I get them out of my head and onto paper (or onto the blog), I find I actually like them even more. I’ve been thinking about wallpaper a lot lately and how powerful of a tool it can in transforming a space. And with the bold, mural-style patterns we’re seeing on the market today, you can go from a simple room to a dramatic space in an instant. To give some real-life inspiration and examples, here are 20 of my favorite homes where wallpaper has a huge impact — whether on an accent wall, a full room, or a tiny jewel box of a bathroom. Enjoy! xo, grace

*If you need any more wallpaper sources, here are 12 patterns we always trust and 51 resources for shopping for wallpaper online!

Caroline and Clark Brewer's Nashville home has dreamy modern toile wallpaper in the bedroom.
Émilie, of MilieO, and Greg have a stunningly modern bedroom with a collection of black and gold lighting that's echoed in the room's geometric DIY faux-wallpaper.
Charlie and Megan's Brooklyn Heights apartment has an amazing faux-library nook created entirely by wallpaper!
Elisabeth Dunker's home in Sweden has beautiful vintage-style green floral wallpaper and one heck of a cute patterned floor.
We love the bold floral wallpaper in Rita Mehta's Minneapolis home.
This gorgeously lush rose wallpaper in Susan and Will Brinson's home took our breath away.
Mark & Keith of MiniModerns refinished a Victorian Railway Guard’s camper/car and used one of their wallpaper designs in the bedroom. I love the matchy-matchy pillow moment happening.
I used to live right around the corner from this amazing wallpaper at Bakeri in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I liked to visit it just to see it in person. What an amazing choice and color contrast with the wainscoting.
This rural German home has cool retro wallpaper in several rooms, but we especially love the entryway pattern.
This pattern, a CFA Voysey print re-issued by Trustworth, was used in Amy Merrick's home for the original Design*Sponge at Home book, but we love the way it looks here in an upstate New York home that the Jersey Ice Cream Co. team did.
I couldn't resist adding my own tiny downstairs bathroom. It's my favorite sea-themed wallpaper by Abigail Edwards.
Our old Design*Sponge office had amazing emerald green wallpaper by Shanan from Eskayel design.
We can never resist a vintage-y floral and Romain's Parisian home has a great one.
More retro-style florals in the home of Nina van de Goor.
This Ferm Living pattern is a great way to highlight a little half wall in front of stairs in the home of Casey and Evan Bovee.
Lynne Testoni's wallpapered upstairs hallway is a great dose of pattern to walk into as you enter the second floor.
We love this metallic pattern in a bold bathroom makeover.
Who wouldn't want some dreamy clouds behind their head when they go to sleep every night? This Parisian home nailed the celestial look.
We can't resist a good polka dot -- and this tiny powder room is a perfect place to play with a fun wallpaper pattern like this.
Cute dog, cute wallpaper -- what's not to love? Kimberly Cornelison and Alfie Ferreyra's Minnesota home has both.

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