Is wallpaper "totes out of style"?

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I’ve got wall paper on one wall creating a feature wall in my bedroom. 

I cant put a pic up at the moment because it’s at home and I’m at work. 

I like wall paper to create a feature in a room of one wall or space. I wouldn’t have it all over because I like bold patterns and that can make a room feel smaller.

However using wall paper instead of tiles as a back splash in a kitchen I would honk would be too high maintenance for me, it’s not wipe clean and I’m a messy cook. You can get some pretty funky tiles these days as well

Post # 4
1361 posts
Bumble bee

I feel like wallpaper is super trendy right now.  I keep thinking about doing a wall in 2 different rooms with it.  But ultimately I’m too afraid of commitment & too conservative in decor & I don’t.  There’s TONS of peel off, temporary wallpaper out though.  You should do it!  

Post # 5
1361 posts
Bumble bee

DeniseSecunda :  oh! You already ordered it!  It’s super fun.  I want to see it up!  

Ok I reread. I might be drunkish.  It IS spicy AF. When is this happening?  I want to see the pix! 

Post # 6
9044 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

DeniseSecunda :  it is actually a pretty common thing to do here, using wallpaper as a backsplash. But here we tend to put glass over it so it is protected. Wallpaper in general is fairly popular here.

Post # 7
313 posts
Helper bee

Wallpaper as a splashback behind a (gas) hob might also get affected by the heat… I imagine it could melt or discolour. (One of our clients wanted a painted MDF splashback and our builder pointed out the proximity to the gas hob and that it would probably only last a couple of months). 

Glass over the top (as a PP mentioned) would help. 

Post # 8
2706 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

We have wallpaper on one wall of our living room.  I only have a fairly bad picture of it at the moment, but it’s better than nothing!  We did take it all the way across the door opening after I took the picture.

The one thing I would say is that we hadn’t wallpapered before (we hung it ourselves) and so we deliberately picked a pattern which didn’t need to be matched horizontally across the drops, because that complicates everything a lot.  That one you’ve picked (which I love!) might be tricky to hang because of that – you’ll have to pattern match it due to its design.

Post # 9
3050 posts
Sugar bee

DeniseSecunda :  I love wallpaper; in fact, I would wallpaper anything that doesn’t move. The one you chose is great! How can one say no to any of these (not mine):

Post # 11
3306 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I love it in accent walls & in the powder room. But it can be overdone. I’m tried of seeing subway tiles and white on white decor… so I love a fun wallpaper.

Post # 12
1303 posts
Bumble bee

Wallpaper is still pretty popular but it’s not the crazy patterns from the 80s.  A lot of model homes by me are showing it but they’re more subtle, like a textured paper than a bold pattern.  I don’t have any in my new home (recently moved) but our old home had it in the dining room and we had it removed because we didn’t like the colors.  But if you like it go for it!

Post # 13
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

No, but the “word” totes is…

We have accent walls with removable wallpaper in three rooms. Just to make our rented space a little more ours. I wouldn’t do it as a kitchen backsplash though. It stains. 

Post # 14
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I think wallpaper is underrated, I love it. I love ones with a small/subtle natural texture, like grasscloth or fabric, that just looks like one slightly-variegated color from further away. We did that in our whole living room. I can appreciate some huge patterned wallpapers, but that definitely has to be used sparingly. 

Post # 15
11642 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

claroquesi :  oh god those balloons and zebras 😍

DeniseSecunda :  I’ve been watching British property shows to relax to lately (don’t ask lol) and it seems they are always doing a fabulous wallpaper. Very bright and cheerful.

I’m more of a greige wall person, only because I want it to work with everything and I tend to gravitate toward that serene monochrome organic look (with which bright green would be fantastic), but I did use a peel and stick paper on FI’s place because I knew we would be moving. It worked out okay but it does start to unroll after a few months sometimes. This thread is inspiring me to have one area that’s more fun.

Love your spice!

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