If you think wallpaper is a thing of the past, belonging only in distant memories of your mom’s powder room, then you’re sadly mistaken. Wallpaper is definitely making a strong comeback, and over the past five years I’ve seen its popularity and appeal grow profoundly.
Here are a few of my current favorites – each is a bit of a commitment, but 100% worth it. Admittedly, most of these are very unconventional.
A stunning collection of chairs is both classic and modern: Chaises de Ginger in Charcoal by Brunschwig & Fils. (image via House Beautiful)
What a pretty floral -- but do you see it? -- a fire hydrant! City Park by Flavor Paper (image via Flavor Paper)
Also by Flavor Paper, a scratch and sniff (you heard me right!) design! This has been around since 2007, and I've been dying to see it installed but haven't spotted any yet. For the record, it can be printed without the scented aspect. B-A-N-A-N-A-S! by Flavor Paper. (image by Flavor Paper).
DIY frames! It arrives very much a blank slate (just black hand-drawn-style lines on a white background) and once it's up you do the rest! Frames Wallaper by Graham and Brown. (image via Graham and Brown)
This wallpaper is 100% recycled newspaper, and it's 100% cool. Colorful and crazy up close, it becomes a distinct gray that's lightly flecked with color when applied to the wall. Newsworthy Wallpaper by Lori Weitzner. (image via ReNest)
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