Weekend Wrap Up

Happy Friday!

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We’ve had a whirlwind of a week around here, with two major graduations, one of them in Chicago.

I for one, am completely exhausted!

So, other than a Father’s Day BBQ, we’ve got a pretty low key weekend…yay:)

How about you?

Here’s a few fun links to get you in a Friday mood…

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Affordable Chinoiserie Panels and Sources

Affordable Chinoiserie wall panels are a great alternative if you want the luxury look of Chinoiserie murals without the high end price tag.

set of three decorative art panelsThese three panels hung over a chair rail create a perfect balance in this vignette.

Affordable Chinoiserie Panels and Sources

If you love the timeless beauty of these decorative items as much as I do, today’s post is for you!

First appearing in the 17th century, this trend of picturesque Chinoiseries was popularized in the 18th century due to the rise in trade with China and the rest of East Asia.

These original panels are collectors items and very expensive.

Thanks to popular interior designers like Mark D. Sikes and Caitlin Wilson, the luxury look of Chinoiserie wallpaper is still very popular to this day.

However, starting in the 19th century, you can now find a variety of prints and framed panels in a range of colors to achieve this look in a more affordable way.

Framed Chinoiserie wallpaper panels are a great way to get this high end interior designer look for less.

A lot less!

Especially, if they’re framed in a beautiful way…

Budget Friendly Alternatives

Let’s take a more detailed look at how to get this decorative work of art for less.

For example, a room papered in wall to wall de Gournay or Gracie Studio hand painted, colorful wallpaper can easily cost you over ten thousand dollars.

However, the options featured here today are a great budget friendly, high quality alternative for your home decor.

With these Chinoiserie mural panels, you get the elevated look of a high end beautiful paper mural for a whole lot less.

Let’s take a look at some of my favorites…

Chinoiserie Wall Art

Handpainted Triptych of framed Chinoiserie panels in blue and whiteAnnette Handpainted Triptych – these large pieces are from Frontgate.

I love the idea of adding this type of triptych to a formal living room or beautiful dining room accent wall.

This type of wall decor can elevate the entire room.

Depending on your interior needs, you can opt for a variety of color schemes, or just stick to a few like these blue and white examples.

blue chinoiserie panelsFrench Chinoiserie Style Alouette Giclée Print Diptych along with Chinoiserie vase

Framed Chinoiserie Panels

These affordable Chinoiserie wallpaper panels in deep blue and white would pop beautifully against a neutral hallway wall or entry foyer.

As you know, Etsy is a favorite source of mine for affordable options when it comes to home decor.

So, of course there are several Etsy vendors selling beautiful hand painted Chinoiserie panels.

Some will even work with you to create a custom size, using a mural wallpaper of your choice to suit your own personal style.
They really source and sell all the good stuff.
I love the idea of creating an oversized Chinoiserie panel in a range of colors..
bedroom nightstand with a framed affordable Chinoiserie panel behind itLovely birds in a grey chinoiserie bedside panel – hand painted artwork on Silk – a true work of art.

Hopefully you loved these ideas on decorating with Chinoiserie paper and wall coverings.

For even more great wall decor, don’t miss these posts:

How to decorate a large blank wall.

What to hang on the blank wall behind the sofa.

How to decorate a staircase wall.

Framing special keepsakes and heirloom items.

Paint review of Benjamin Moore White Dove.

The Best Wallpaper Trends and Mural Sources.

Everything You Need To Know About Wainscotting.


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