I remember when my parents walked us through our current family home for the first time. It had shag carpeting and 70s wallpaper galore. “Ick! Wallpaper?! How dated,” I thought to myself. While it definitely wasn’t en vogue at the time, times have changed indeed. You’d be hard-pressed nowadays to find a designer who isn’t a wallpaper advocate. And when you look at all the category has to offer, it’s not in the least bit surprising. Wallpapers have become works of art themselves, and oftentimes are created not to serve as the backdrop for statement pieces, but to be a statement piece themselves.
Today, in honor of our adoration for all the makers who are making wallpaper fabulous again, we’ve had some fun rounding up 10 Wallpaper Shops We Love. Whether featuring bold florals or pattern-on-pattern, their works demand attention, and we are happy to give it to them. Click through to see the whole set. Enjoy! —Garrett
Photography courtesy of Cavern Home
Image above: Cavern Home partners with artists to create one-of-a-kind collaborations for their online shop. Their latest collection for adults features repeating patterns in pastel pinks, mints and blues, and some of their children’s styles are designed to be drawn on.
Image above: Freelance illustrator Emily Dupen has a throwback illustration style and most of her wallpapers feature her penchant for pin-up girls and retro imagery. My favorite pieces, though, are those with the above paint-by-number feel that sit somewhere between full color and black and white.
Image above: Wallpaper Direct has a great selection of paintable options with raised textures and patterns like this “Inca” design by Anaglypta.
Image above: Design Your Wall will customize a design for you, or you can choose from their large selection of wallpaper and contact papers.
Image above: Y.S.D. London is helmed by an ex-Paul Smith designer so their looks are always fashionable. Even better, their products are made with eco-friendly and sustainable practices.
Image above: Swedish-born Camilla Meijer’s designs are inspired by London’s gardens and “capture the magic that is found in nature’s flowing lines and its natural dance.”
Image above: Inside Wallpaper’s page isn’t the prettiest, but they do conveniently organize their thousands of styles by color, pattern and texture. It takes some digging, but there are absolutely some gems floating around in there, and most are discounted.
Image above: Flavor Paper is known for its large-format, silk-screen printing. They also partner with stellar experts to create breathtaking works like the above one by Ovando. They brought in flowers from all over the world to create this modern take on the traditional still life.
Image above: Rapture & Wright only has a handful of wallpapers, but each one comes in a variety of colors so you’re sure to find the perfect match no matter what space you’re decorating.
Image above: Spoonflower offers nearly all of their prints as wallpapers, fabrics and decals. That being said, if you’ve ever wanted to go totally in with more-is-more decor, this is the spot for you.