Skip to content
Are you as smart as a high-tech car? Take this quiz and test your knowledge.
 

Time to Update Your Home: Wallpaper Is Back

Creating a custom design or trying a new pattern has never been easier

A hook rack placed on top of blue shaped wallpaper

Chasing Paper

If you’ve heard that wallpaper is trendy again, you should also know that unlike the rolls of old, today’s versions don’t require a lifetime commitment to a single motif, nor a week to put up.   

Options in removable wallpapers have exploded in the past couple of years, with everyone from niche sites to major retailers offering chic ways to update a room faster than you can say peel-and-stick. Thanks to new adhesives, not only is paste often not required, but if you goof on positioning the roll on a first pass, you can just pull it away from the wall and try again.

And if you tire of, say, a giant banana leaf, you can easily peel off the paper — no scrubbing required — months or even years later.

But since many of the companies below also let you design your own roll using a favorite print, image or even a photo, chances are good that you'll love your custom design enough to keep it up a while. 

To get started, check out these online sites.

Try tempaper.com for master-bedroom-worthy options like upscale chinoiserie or inky block prints.

To add saturated color to something like a kitchen backsplash, check out chasingpaper.com and their new Moroccan “tiles” printed on peel-and-stick paper that can be cut to size. 

West Elm, Target and CB2 all offer a variety of trendy geometrics and botanicals that can turn your powder room into a statement piece, plus go-anywhere motifs like metallic dots or soothing ikats and medallions.

Gold leaf wallpaper in a bathroom

West Elm

For wallpaper that’s also a retirement hobby, check out spoonflower.com. On the site, you can choose from artist-designed peel-and-stick options (trending right now: floral watercolors, Monstera leaves and rose-gold metallics), or design your own by uploading a favorite photo, a hand-drawn pattern or something like vintage album covers. From there, you can follow their guides to manipulate the image and choose colors, or ask an on-site artist for help.

Pattern wallpaper in a kitchen

Spoonflower

Join the Discussion

0 | Add Yours

Please leave your comment below.

You must be logged in to leave a comment.

GO TO THIS ARTICLE