January 22, 2019

Quirky Wallpapers

Written by Sharon McCormick

Wallpaper is making a real comeback in interior design.  With the cyclical nature of design elements coming and going, the rising popularity of wallpaper shouldn’t surprise anyone.  What is amazing, though, is the vast range of styles and colors available to adorn walls.  No matter your personal taste or color palette, there’s a wallpaper out there just for you.  Today’s wallpapers come in patterns, textures, and materials to suit nearly every decor and every room.  Some are so over the top they deserve special mention.  Designers sometimes outdo themselves with color and creativity.  Take a look at these examples of quirky wallpapers and ask yourself, “Would I dare use this in my home?”

Fabulous Pearl/Teal by Julien MacDonald for Graham and Brown

Glitz in Soft Grey/Fuschia by Julien MacDonald for Graham and Brown

FlutterBy for Graham and Brown by Julien MacDonald

Graham and Brown’s Loopy Lines in Rock-A-Billy-Blue

Dutch designer Marcel Wanders created this Key Muses paper.

Antoinette by Barbara Hulanicki for Graham and Brown

Black and White Frames paper — you add the color!

Scalamandre’s iconic Zebra pattern!

Scalamandre’s Mikonos in silk.

Momento Mori by Studio Printworks. See the skull?

Yee-Ha! Designed by Paul Loebach for Studio Printworks. Cowboys, oil, and football!

South Beach Toile by Jessica Smith

What do you think of these wallpaper examples?  Do you picture them covering an entire room or simply an accent wall?  I see a lot of fun possibilities for unexpected and interesting design!