Post # 1
Hey, Bees! Is anyone still doing wallpaper in their homes? I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever see it anymore (in the United States, at least), in spite of how goddamn rampant it was in the 20th century (Yeah, can you believe that we can reference the ’80s with ANOTHER CENTURY NOW?! It floors me.
I want to do wallpaper–rather than the more popular tile–for my kitchen backsplash; I think it’ll be SPICY as fuck [SAF]! Here’s the paper I’ve chosen. It’s so BADASS that I just can’t even right now:
I want pictures of wallpaper in your 21st century home, by jove!
Post # 2
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 # 3
michelleh0686 : I’m just going to say right now that what I assume was an autocorrected “honk” in that sentence (“using wall paper instead of tiles as a back splash in a kitchen I would honk would be too high maintenance for me”) almost made me pee my pants, hahaha!
Anyways, I’ve definitely considered that it’ll get all splattered with oil and what have you, but I’m so DAMN excited regardless! The type I’m gonna order is removable, so I suppose if it gets too nasty I can just take it down. And I agree that it should probably only be used for an accent wall; I don’t know WHAT people were thinking in the ’80s, covering every wall with vines and flowers!
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
- 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
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):
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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
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
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
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
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!