Top Wallpaper Picks

top wallpaper picks

Today I’m talking about some of my favorite wallpapers. Given how much I love to use wallpaper in my home, I can’t believe I haven’t done a round up of my top wallpaper picks already. I’ve narrowed it down to just a few here, only because to list all my favorites would create a post far too long. If you find this type of post helpful, let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to do another wallpaper round up in the future.

Kicking this off with our blue and white bathroom. The wallpaper here is by Quadrille Fabrics. It was a custom order and one the priciest of all the paper I’ve used in my home, but for me it was worth it. I get more questions about this paper than any other, so I’m guessing people love it as much as I do. Sometimes you can find this paper on Etsy, for a great price. Depending on the size of the project, it might be worth it to look there.

Click here for more info on this bathroom, including sources and the before and after shots.



photo by Nicole Cohen

Next up is Cole & Son’s palm wallpaper. Finding this paper for our guest bathroom was a lifesaver, as I was looking for the perfect print to work with the gray tiles in this bathroom. However the other colorways this paper comes in are all stunning!

Click here to see the full before and after shots and all the sources for this project, which was part of the One Room Challenge in 2015.

photo by Nicole Cohen

Speaking of the One Room Challenge, I also transformed our laundry room (above) in 2016. Once again the wallpaper was the hero in this room’s makeover. Cole & Son’s Nuvolette Black and White Storm is still one of my all time favorites, I love it every time I see it!

Click here to see the full before and after shots and all the sources for this One Room Challenge 2016 project.

Right before I started this blog, we renovated our condo in Vermont. I wish I had the before and afters of this transformation. I know this Cole & Son’s Woods wallpaper is now pretty trendy, but I still love it as much as the day I chose it (close to ten years ago!) A testament to following your instincts. If you really love a print, chances are high you are not going to get tired of it. I know some people worry about this.

photo by Nicole Cohen

Speaking of really loving a print…I can never get enough of Les Touches by Brunschwig and Fils. Seen here in our finished third floor attic space. I’m planning on using it again in the guest bathroom of our beach house. In fact, I love it so much I dedicated a whole post to it!

Another wallpaper I love to use again and again is grass cloth. This is more of a wallpaper type than a specific print. We have it in our bedroom and it makes the room seem warmer and cozier. I don’t remember the exact make, but Phillip Jeffries and Ralph Lauren Home make some of the best looking ones around. I also love to use this paper on ceilings!

Finally, I thought I’d include one paper I’m hoping to eventually use. This fun pattern called Prianao from Serena and Lily comes in a few different colorways, but the blue and white one here speaks right to me.

PS: For even more wallpaper ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out this post all about the hottest wallpaper trends.



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  1. Maryellen wrote:

    Love this post! Would love if you could do a sort of high/low post. Highlighting some more economical wallpapers to achieve a look similar to that of these higher end/pricier ones.

    Published on 10.18.18 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Thank you, that’s a great idea!!

      Published on 10.18.18 · Reply
  2. Lori Zerner wrote:

    What is the manufacturer/style/color of this beautiful upholstered bed? I love it!!!

    Published on 10.18.18 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      which one? the last one is from Serena and Lily, the one above is Safavieh and the first one is Williams Sonoma.

      Published on 10.18.18 · Reply
  3. Hi there! I’d love to know the manufacturer/style/fabric of this upholstered bed in the photo.
    Love it!

    Published on 10.22.18 · Reply