Trend alert: Whimsical and funky wallpapers

Wallpaper is back in a big way.  Not the stuffy florals from your grandmother’s era or the neon metallics from the 1970’s.  Todays wallpapers range in design from earthy and textural grass cloth to elegant and sophisticated crystal embellished silk.  Somewhere in between are large graphic prints that add fun, pattern and interest to a staircase, powder room or child’s room.

For example, this black and white paper featuring silhouette images of several breeds of dogs adds a fun touch to this staircase wall.  A coordinating fabric is also available and would look great on a bench in the foyer.

Best in show wallpaper from Osborne & Little


Crown wallpaper from Graham and Brown


With varying sizes and shapes of crowns and tiaras, this wallpaper would delight “princesses” of any age.  Use it in the bedroom, dressing area, closet or bathroom for the royal treatment.

Raised images of bottles from Elitis wallpapers

What appears to be a white wall has, upon closer inspection, images of bottles and jars of varying sizes that adds interest and texture to an all white room.  Perfect in a kitchen, dining room, wine cellar or powder room.

All of these wallpapers add an unexpected element of surprise to your home’s interior design that is fun and whimsical yet still sophisticated.