From quiet textures to statement-making graphics, nothing transforms a space like wallpaper. At our recent showhouse, the designers used 35+ different wallpapers ranging from textured grass cloths to scenic reveries. Everyone seems to be considering these beautiful backdrops so we’ve gathered a collection of stylish wallpaper ideas for entry halls, living spaces, dining rooms, kitchens and bars, bath and powder rooms, even dressing rooms and home offices. Our editors have looked back through the pages of FLOWER and gathered more than 75 photos of wallpapered spaces along with their pattern names and colorways where available, to help inspire your wallpaper imaginings.
Wallpaper Ideas for Bathrooms & Powder Rooms
In this powder room, the Growing Nasturtiums wallpaper is from Waterhouse Wallhangings. The mirror is vintage. Interior design by Ellen Kavanaugh of Ellen Kavanaugh Interiors with Madison Way of her Palm Beach design team. Photo by Carmel Brantley
See more from “Palm Beach Pop.”
Designer James Farmer used a botanical-print wallpaper and shades echo the woodland views from the 1845 Martin home in Oak Bowery, Alabama. Photography by Emily Followill
The powder room and vestibule of this Penobscot Bay home are done in Meg Braff’s Beverly Hills wallpaper. The owner loves tropical themes as well, and when someone said she couldn’t use banana leaf wallpaper in the powder room, she replied, “Just watch me!” Photo by J. Savage Gibson
See more of this “Coastal Charmer.”
In a bathroom, Summer Thornton had a bit of fun papering the small space with a Gucci Heron print wallpaper. “The birds are way too big for the space,” she says. “And that’s why they are perfect here.” Photo by Thomas Loof
See more from “Summer Thornton in Wonderland.”
A bathroom wrapped in the Ferrick Mason wallpaper pattern Good Fortune feels both elegant and playful. Photo by Karyn Millet
See our interview with Ferrick Mason’s painter and designer Alex Mason.
For a bathroom in an 1860s Boston brownstone remodel, Liz Caan and Co. in Newton, Massachusetts used an accent tile to highlight the gold fixtures. “We had to replace the plumbing components, which destroyed the existing wall, so we decided to create ’tile artwork’ in the shower,” Liz says. They complemented the dark dark tiles with a graphic, leaf-print wallpaper. Photo by Michael Lee and Eric Roth
See more from this Boston brownstone remodel.
In a bathroom at the 2021 Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House, Alexandra Naranjo of Alexandra Naranjo Designs drew on the inspiration of Southern Florida with its tropical landscape captured in outstanding de Gournay L’Eden wallpaper with a jungle vibe. The freestanding cobalt blue bathtub topped with a Currey & Company crystal chandelier completes the glamorous space. Photo by Sargent Architectural Photography
CeCe Barfield Thompson chose Austrian sconces that “hang like earrings” in the Adelphi Chestertown Vine floral–patterned powder room beside a Gothic Twig mirror by Carvers’ Guild. The 1765, English Chestertown Vine pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Photo by Lesley Unruh
See more CeCe Barfield Thompson designs.
For a five-star guest suite, Dallas designer Denise McGaha designed the bathroom around a wonderful, botanical wallpaper from Cole & Son, Frutto Proibito in Hyacinth & Orange. Photo by Stephen Karlisch
See more of this space and our Q&A with Denise McGaha.
In FLOWER‘s Brierfield Farm showhouse, designer Mary Evelyn McKee used Cloisters wallpaper from the Ashdown Collection by Nina Campbell for Osborne & Little through Ainsworth-Noah. Photo by David Hillegas
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In the powder room of a Connecticut farmhouse renovated by James Farmer, a Thomas Strahan wallpaper aptly named Farmer adds a touch of whimsy. Photo by Jeff Herr
See more of James Farmer’s redesigned weekend retreat for a young family in Connecticut.
In designer Tina Yaraghi’s powder room, silk draperies, an antique Louis XVI armchair, and a Friedman Bros. French Rococo mirror recall the elegance of a lady’s dressing room. The custom onyx-topped vanity was repurposed from an inlaid walnut-and-cherry Louis XV commode. Schumacher’s Jester Caprice wallpaper wraps the room in whimsy. Photo by Brittany Ambridge
De Gournay’s Deco Monkeys wallpaper in Terracotta spices up the powder room of a Phillip Thomas designed, pre-war apartment on New York’s Upper East Side. Photo by Michael Mundy
See more from this Phillip Thomas apartment makeover.
Bedroom Wallpaper Ideas
Schumacher’s Pyne Hollyhock wallpaper climbs the walls of the “Moms’ Room” in Justin Anderson and Austin Rhodes’ Nashville home decorated by interior designer Bec Porter. Photo by Mary Craven Dawkins Photography
See more from Justin and Austin’s Nashville home.
Romantic and classically English, The Rose Sepia wallpaper by John Derian envelopes the bedroom of this Greensboro, North Carolina home in abundant blooms. Photo by Michael Blevins
See more of this English garden inspired interior design.
Blooms abound in a Dallas guest room designed by Cathy Kincaid, from the Bennison Chinese Paper wallpaper and fabric to the floral-embroidered quilts. Photo by Nathan Schroder
See more of this Dallas Tudor home renovation.
A bedroom wrapped in golden-hued, geometric Belvedere wallpaper in the Straw color from Veere Grenney’s eponymous collection. Photo by David Oliver
See more and our Q&A with Veere Grenney.
For this cheerful bedroom in the 2020 Kips Bay Dallas show house, Dina Bandman paired a beautiful blue-and-white canopied bed with a de Gournay Erdem wallpaper designed by fashion genius Erdem Moralioglu. Photo by Stephen Karlisch and Douglas Friedman
See more from the Kips Bay Dallas house.
Osborne & Little Coronata wallpaper panels applied to the ceiling create a canopy of stars above the four-poster bed in the primary bedroom of designer Alix Rico’s New Orleans Home. Photo by Sara Essex Bradley
See more of Alix Rico’s Provence-inspired home.
Sanderson Lilacs wallpaper makes a pretty statement while offering a serene backdrop in the master bedroom of this Matthew Patrick Smyth home in Westport, Connecticut. Mismatched end tables—an antique English writing table and a new white piece from Mecox Gardens—offer contrast while remaining open and airy. Photos by John Gruen
See more of Matthew Patrick Smyth’s design in this Westport home.
James Farmer enveloped the primary bedroom of a weekend retreat in Connecticut with Colefax and Fowler’s Snow Tree wallpaper and added accents of an Osborne & Little animal print. Photo by Jeff Herr
See more from this weekend house in Litchfield, Connecticut.
A Michelle Nussbaumer creation would not be complete without color—saturated, sumptuous color. Here, Ceylon et Cie’s signature pagoda daybed becomes the perfect complement for a saturated de Gournay chinoiserie wallpaper in a rich vermilion red. Photo by Stephen Karlisch
See more of Michelle Nussbaumer’s designs.
Ashley Woodson Bailey’s Creamy Dark floral wallpaper has a bold scale but remains soft and quiet enough for a bedroom. Photo courtesy of Ashley Woodson Bailey.
Don’t miss our Q&A with Ashley Woodson Bailey.
In the aptly named “green room,” Lee Jofa’s Jacobean-inspired floral Adlington Paper reads more dapper than delicate in earthy shades of moss, olive, and celery, while a pair of vintage pineapple finial poster beds is refreshed in crisp white linens with scalloped edges embroidered in green. Interior design by Bec Porter. Photo by Mary Craven Dawkins Photography
See more of Justin Anderson and Austin Rhodes’ Nashville home.
Stroheim’s Bengaluru wallcovering in Guava Mist sets the tone for a guest room that showcases the best of the “new traditional” style. Inspired by a classic Jacobean print, the wallcovering’s exaggerated scale defies the delicate botanicals of centuries-passed while juicy hues invigorate the once prim-and-proper pastel palette. Photo courtesy of Fabricut
In one of the boys’ rooms in an Upper East Side apartment redesign, Phillip Thomas cut the striped ceiling paper (Christopher Farr Cremaillere in Cobalt) into squares, adding energy to the space. The effect mirrors the Brigade carpet by Stark. On the walls he used Christopher Farr Crochet in Cobalt. Photo by Michael Mundy
See more of this Upper East Side apartment redesign.
Choosing a singular color in this pink-on-pink bedroom, Ashley Whittaker piled on the interest by playing off shapes and patterns. “The room is enormous,” she says. “The high headboards and the scale of the Galbraith & Paul Lotus wallpaper work well with the size of the room. Photo by Max Kim Bee
See more of Ashley Whittaker’s designs.
For the 2021 Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House Lori Deeds and Cece Bowman of Kemble Interiors created a surreal fantasy “Beyond Eden” bedroom wrapped in the Understory wall mural by Aqualille and hand-painted ceiling flowers by Zenon Toczek. Photo by Sargent Architectural Photography
See more from the the 2021 Kips Bay Palm Beach Decorator Show House.
The primary suite of this Palm Beach house is all about serenity, beginning in the sitting room with its porthole window, Ferrick Mason Alex wallpaper, and Hickory Chair club chair and ottoman in Holland & Sherry fabric. The house was decorated by Ellen Kavanaugh of Ellen Kavanaugh Interiors with Madison Way of her Palm Beach design team. Photo by Carmel Brantley
See more from “Palm Beach Pop.”
Dining Area Wallpaper Ideas
Designer Philip Gorrivan created his signature Francés wallpaper pattern (seen here in Rosé and Gold Ink), for a client seeking an exciting floral wallcovering for her Upper East Side home. Photo courtesy of Philip Gorrivan design
See more of Philip’s designs.
Designers Frank Webb and Matthew White wrapped a dining room in Gracie’s Ming Village, a design in the style of panels produced in the 18th and 19th centuries. Photo courtesy of White Webb
Learn more about scenic, hand-painted wallpaper.
In a large dining room, Summer Thornton turned an empty corner into an intimate dining area with a tufted banquette. Shaded swing-arm lamps and a vase full of anemones pull out the red tones in Schumacher’s Brighton Pavilion wallpaper in Emerald. Photo by Thomas Loof
See more in our interview with Summer Thornton.
In an Atlanta home, the dining room’s dramatic, ornamental Schumacher Canon Reverie wallpaper establishes the palette. The curvaceous dining table and the draped-back chairs add feminine touches to the space, while pagoda-topped etageres and a painted cabinet provide notes of chinoiserie. Interior design by Don Easterling and Nina Long of Mathews Design Group. Photo by Laurey W. Glenn
See more from this historic Atlanta home’s makeover.
Ceilings are a room’s “fifth wall,” says Corey Damen Jenkins, who covered this dining room ceiling in Schumacher’s Topkapi wallpaper in Pomegranate from Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Photo by Werner Straube Photography
Interior designer Emily Ruddo wrapped the dining room walls in a quiet grasscloth, Bermuda Hemp wallpaper in Elephant by Phillip Jeffries. Coral draperies in an ikat pattern embellished with a braided aqua trim lend freshness to the antique Italian birdcage table and chairs. Photo by Meghan Beierle-O’Brien
See more from this Pasadena home makeover.
Interior designer and antiquarian Tara Shaw used grisaille Paysage Italien mural wallpaper by Zuber to transform this dining room from a mere walk-through space into a destination in its own right. Photo by Peter Vitale
See more in our interview with Tara Shaw.
A golden tree-lined scene from Gracie envelopes a Jan Showers designed dining room awash in gold and amber tones. Photo courtesy of Jan Showers
Zuber’s wallpaper pattern Isola Bella, shown in Elizabeth Poynor’s dining room, is an artistic masterpiece. First introduced in the 19th century, it is still produced today, though Poynor inherited her panels from her mother. Photo by Jean Allsopp
“I always joke that my favorite color is plaid and my second favorite color is trellis,” says Farmer, who chose Schumacher’s Zanzibar Trellis wallpaper for the breakfast room of this renovation of an 1845 house in Oak Bowery in Alabama. Photo by Emily Followill
This dining room is wrapped in Stroheim’s Tian Chinoiserie in Laurel. On the ceiling, Cathay Trellis wallcovering in Laurel calls the eye up and heightens interest by adding something fun and unexpected to an otherwise blank space. The spunky graphic is a magnified version of the geometric motif on the footbridges and pagoda walls as well as the white lacquered Chinese Chippendale chairs that flank the sideboard. Photo courtesy of Fabricut
Melanie Turner adds purple drama to a dining room, contrasting de Gournay’s Badminton wall covering with a pair of amethyst rock crystal lamps, lilac-trimmed window cornice, and violet dining chairs. Photography by Mali Azima
For a family that makes every occasion a memorable event, the dining room took top priority in this Birmingham home. A custom scenic floral wallpaper from Gracie wraps the oval room in color, and French doors underscore the connection to nature. Interior design by Mary Evelyn McKee. Photo by Laurey W. Glenn
See more from this Birmingham home that was rebuilt after a fire.
The color scheme of this dining room is fitting for a space enveloped in the rural scenes of colonial life in Zuber’s Views of North America. Overhead is a Regency crystal chandelier from the 1820s. On an antique Jupe dining table, white scabiosas dance in an arrangement that includes hellebores, alliums, and trailing Carolina jasmine. Interior design by Cathy Kincaid. Photo by Stephen Karlisch
See more from interior designer Cathy Kincaid.
Wallpapered Foyers and Entries
Custom Gracie wallpaper based on Gated Garden and custom console in the foyer gives a hint of what to expect in the rest of this house. Interior designer Phillip Thomas originally envisioned the front door in black lacquer, but the client suggested navy blue lacquer instead. “It’s a wonderful twist on the formula. I appreciate it when a client pushes back. It makes our journey more interesting,” says Phillip. Photo by Michael Mundy
See more of Phillip Thomas’s prewar apartment makeover story.
In a remodeled Greensboro, North Carolina home, the sweeping staircase and antique Oushak set a grand tone in the entry, where the owner embraced an existing Arabesque wallpaper. Interior design by Kara Cox. Photo by Michael Blevins
See more of this English garden inspired redesign.
The foyer of a Chicago project with its daring color combinations is Summer Thornton’s tribute to the legendary French designer Madeleine Castaing. Striped wallpaper of aqua and teal meets a floral ceiling, while flowering cherry blossom branches add a bit of drama. Photo by Thomas Loof
See more of Summer Thornton’s designs and our Q&A with the designer.
The foyer and staircase of the 2020 Kips Bay Dallas Decorator Show House,by Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio evoke the gardens of Dallas with magnolia custom hide rugs by Kyle Bunting and custom floral wallpaper by Trove. Photo by Stephen Karlisch and Douglas Friedman
See more from the 2020 Kips Bay Dallas Decorator Showhouse.
Emily Ruddo and her clients at this California home call this space the atrium because of the generous natural light. Pink quince and green viburnum complement the Pierre Frey Planisphere Gray wallpaper. Photo by Meghan Beierle-O’Brien
See more of this Pasadena home makeover.
Starting with the bold red Raj Damask wallpaper by Carleton V in the entrance hall, Matthew chose a palette of warm jewel tones to add richness and depth to the interiors of this Westport, Connecticut home. Photo by John Gruen
See more from this Matthew Patrick Smyth designed makeover.
James Farmer brought the verdant views from this Litchfield County, Connecticut home indoors with garden and floral motifs. Here, hydrangeas in a Schumacher Hydrangea Drape wallpaper in Fawn climb the entry walls. Photo by Jeff Herr
See more of this Connecticut weekend house makeover.
Hand-painted koi swim on the de Gournay Fishes wallpaper in the entry of this Florida retreat designed by Summer Thornton. Photo by Thomas Loof
In designer Stephanie Lynton’s foyer, Arbre De Vie wallpaper by Clarence House establishes the vibrant palette. “I also have an all-pink room, a red room, and a green room,” says the designer. “In each one, I kept layering both color and pattern until I felt I had enough.” Photo by Hector Sanchez
See more of Stephanie Lynton’s home at Christmastime.
An Indian paisley from Jasper called Kashimir envelops the entry of an East Texas guest cottage designed by Cathy Kincaid. Photo by Tria Giovan
See more in our Q&A with Cathy Kincaid.
“Every time I see Gone with the Wind, I fall in love all over again with the climbing hydrangea wallpaper in Scarlett and Rhett Butler’s house,” says James Farmer. For the upstairs foyer of the 1845 Martin house in Oak Bowery, Alabama he used Quadrille’s version. Photo by Emily Followill
Wallpapered Kitchens and Pantries
In a Florida kitchen, Summer Thornton used Amazonia a tropical botanical wallpaper by de Gournay as a backsplash, made possible by a protective sheet of glass. “This was no easy feat, but it was worth it,” she says. Photo by Thomas Loof
See more from the interior designer and our interview with Summer Thornton.
In this kitchen, James Farmer uses Fairfield, a trellis wallpaper by Anna French, to complement a Sanderson toile fabric pattern of greenhouses, vegetables, and beehives. Photo by Jeff Herr
See more from this Connecticut weekend home makeover.
Lee Jofa’s Sameera wallpaper on the backsplash and lining the glass-front cabinets adds an alluring layer to the butler’s pantry of this Pasadena home designed by Emily Ruddo. Photo by Meghan Beierle-O’Brien
See more from this California home makeover.
Like so many of Meg Braff’s designs, this bar shows that color is easy to live with. It showcases Nanking, one of the bold wallpapers from Braff’s line, while mirrored glass cabinet insets add intrigue. Photo by J. Savage Gibson
In the bar of an Atlanta home makeover designed by Don Easterling and Nina Long of Mathews Design Group, Schumacher grass cloth wallpaper offers a textural contrast to the sleek cabinets painted Benjamin Moore’s Newburyport Blue.
In the bar of this Upper East Side apartment redesigned by Phillip Thomas, different papers cover the wall and ceiling, adding energy to the monochromatic space. The walls are covered with DPH 70 in Plume by Nobilis. Photo by Michael Mundy
See more of this pre-war apartment makeover.
Wallpapered Living Areas
De Gournay’s Kiso Mountains wallpaper featuring a dreamy landscape of mountains scattered with cherry blossoms establishes the palette of jade, aqua, teal, cinnamon, and ocher in this living room designed by Summer Thornton. Photo by Thomas Loof
See our interview with Summer Thornton and more of her designs.
Large-scale and loosely-structured, Stroheim’s Avni Maze wallcovering in Navy reads as an abstract interpretation of the ancient Greek Key motif. Its straight-forward blue-and-white color combo makes the perfect backdrop for custom drapes in Isabella. Photo courtesy of Fabricut
In this Meg Braff designed living room, solid orange upholstery on a vintage bamboo sofa offers a visual landing spot against a wall covered with Bob Collins and Sons Bamboo & Birds wallpaper in Cream/Peaches. Photo by Annie Schlechter
See more of Meg Braff’s interior design.
California designer Mark D. Sikes brings his blue-and-white aesthetic to the 2020 Kips Bay Dallas Show House living room with a symphony of varying shades of the favorite palette. The Mediterranean atmosphere is inspired by La Fiorentina with a hand-painted, blue-and-white tile motif wall covering from Iksel Decorative Arts that extends onto the ceiling. Photo by Stephen Karlisch and Douglas Friedman
See more from the 2020 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Dallas.
Thibaut’s Gingko Citron wallpaper adds to the liveliness of artist and avid collector Monteigne Mathison’s den. Painted in Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue, an English library cabinet shows off a collection of creamware, silver, and other treasures. Interior design by Mallory Mathison Glenn. Photo by Laurey W. Glenn
See more of artist Monteigne Mathison’s Alabama home.
Designers Sarah Eilers and Sandy Lucas used a mural wall covering (Lorrain by Barry Dixon for Vervain/Stroheim) to provide a focal point and hide the TV cabinet doors in this family room. Photo by Stephen Karlisch and Julie Soefer
In a Nashville home, decorator Kevin Walsh of Little Rock’s Bear Hill Interiors chose Ferrick Mason’s Woodford pattern in Canton Blue for this living room. Photo by Laurey W. Glenn
See our interview with artist and Ferrick Mason designer, Alex Mason.
This media room’s walls and windows are covered in Cleo Vine by Anna French, inspired by a 1920s botanical print. Homeowner Justin Anderson says, “At the end of the day, it’s comforting to come home to a house full of blooms—even if they’re just on the walls! Bec did a great job of integrating floral prints that are neither too feminine and fussy nor too masculine and modern. Just like the real deal, they give off good energy!” Photo by Mary Craven Dawkins Photography
See more from this Nashville home redesign by Bec Porter.
Wallpapered Closets, Dressing Rooms, and Work Areas
The Cowtan & Tout Toscano wallpaper in the wife’s closet of this Pasadena home makeover is reminiscent of a garden trellis. The bench fabric is by Schumacher and window shade fabric is by Lee Jofa. Interior design by Emily Ruddo. Photo by Meghan Beierle-O’Brien
See more from this California redesign with Southern style.
This lady’s dressing room designed by Markham Roberts calls for a feminine Hydrangea and Rose chintz by Clarence House. Photo by Christopher Baker
See more designs and our Q&A with Markham Roberts.
Interior designer Phillip Thomas covered the wife’s dressing room walls with Templeton’s Je t’Aime fabric in Rouge. He says, “Don’t you want to wake up in the morning and feel like you’re being kissed? It takes me back to childhood when my grandmother covered me in kisses.” Photo by Michael Mundy
See more of this pre-war apartment makeover from Phillip Thomas.
The “Asian Enchantment” dressing room created by Alexandra Naranjo for the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Palm Beach is a vision wrapped in the Japanese Garden pattern by Osborne & Little. The ceiling wallpaper is by Phillip Jeffries. Photo by Sargent Architectural Photography
Doniphan Moore Interiors redecorated a large dressing area and bath de Gournay Moon Wisteria wallpaper with its gleaming moonlight feel with a modern edge. The dreamy intimate seating area beckons one to stay a while. Photo by Stephen Karlisch and Douglas Friedman
See more from the 2020 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Dallas.
The intricate details of this Chinese pagoda-style mirror above this writing desk complement the bamboo trellis wall covering. Designer Meg Braff selected the Brighton Your Pavilion wall covering in Spring Green on Sky from her eponymous collection. Photo by J. Savage Gibson
See more designer celebrations of blue-and-white interior design.
Keeping up with correspondence in a room wrapped in blue-and-white Loggia wallpaper from Meg Braff Designs, makes the task more enjoyable. Interior design by Heather Chadduck Hillegas. Photo by David Hillegas
See more of the blue and white decor from Heather and David’s home.
Interior designer Stephanie Lynton’s floral-filled desk niche includes Lotus Garden wallpaper in Jade by Schumacher and a vase full of red parrot tulips. Photo by Hector Sanchez
A white ‘Regency Bamboo’ writing table from Hickory Chair pops against the Alex wallpaper from Ferrick Mason in the primary suite of this Palm Beach home designed by Ellen Kavanaugh. Photo by Carmel Brantley
See more from the makeover of this 1985 Palm Beach home.
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