Not your Grandma’s wallpaper

When I started this blog I had intentions of talking about things other than fashion and today is one of those days.  If you’ve been following along you know my husband and I bought a house last May (before our wedding).  We’ve been slowly (really slowly) fixing it up.  One thing I’ve been wanting to do is wallpaper something.  First it was the dining room wall (which will now be painted with stripes) and now it’s the makeshift “entryway”.  We don’t have a designated entryway into our house (which goes right into the living room) but it is slightly inset so I thought what a great idea to wallpaper the two walls you see when you first walk in to separate it a bit?!

 Let me paint the scene of what I hope our living room is to look like -black & white striped rug, blue couch(es), grey walls, gold accents (have this table) and pops of yellows/green/pinks.  It’s open to our dining room and kitchen so I want them to coordinate without matching.  Here are some image that have me inspired for the living room.    1. 2. 3. 4.

Now to decide which wallpaper (the tough part).  I turned to Pinterest, of course, for inspiration.


maybe too busy?  Will hubs go for the butterflies AND birds?  image


super chic but might not scream entryway. image


I have always LOVED this pattern.  Comes in many colors, maybe grey or black.  Could work.


this is so fun!  It wouldn’t get the credit it deserves in our small entry BUT might work for the office?


another one I’ve lusted over for a long time.  It’s a tad girly but maybe in this color or this color it would be okay.


I love the feeling of this but when I originally saw it said hmm, maybe too whimsical.


loved this as soon as I saw it on Cupcakes & Cashmere but it might be a bit too bold. image

Decisions, decisions.  Have you wallpapered anything or any room in your home recently?  Any suggestions on where to look or which pattern to choose?

xo, ash

images via Pinterest unless otherwise noted.

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