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Wallpaper is all the rage these days.  Even if you don’t want to wallpaper a whole room, I’ve found 6 other unique ways you can use wallpaper in your home!

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Hello again!

I thought I’d take a bit of a break from the whole farmhouse nursery plans to talk about my newest obsession: coldstone ice cream wallpaper.

And I’m not talking about your grandma’s wallpaper.  Because we all remember that.  No, thankfully that trend died in the 90s.

I’m talking about the bright, colorful modern wallpaper that is SO trendy right now.  I picked this wallpaper for Evie’s nursery and I am in loooove.

You don’t have to go the floral route though.  This was one of my favorite One Room Challenge reveals because I can’t get enough of this wallpaper!

Still not sold on wallpaper??

Okay, I get it.  I mean how long will the trend last?  Will you spend hours peeling it off in 5 years because it’s gone out of style again?

So, instead of using wallpaper in an entire room or along an entire wall, why not try wallpaper in a different way?  I’ve rounded up 6 fun and unique ways to use wallpaper in your home.  You get to use the fun patterns without fear of it going out of style 🙂  Or, if it does, you won’t be stuck with a giant room of it!

frame it!

I think this is SUCH a neat idea.  Don’t you?  The wallpaper becomes a focal point in any room and can easily be changed or swapped out for a new pattern.

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Wallpaper that ceiling!

Why not make the focal point of the room the ceiling!?  I never would have thought to wallpaper a ceiling until I saw these examples.

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Choose an accent wall!

Okay, so you don’t want to wallpaper an entire room.  What about a little accent wall?

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Add wallpaper to your staircase!

This may be my favorite idea yet!  How unique!

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Jazz up those drawers!

Give your dresser a kick of color and pattern … why not?

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Update your bookcase!

Give your hutch or bookcase new life.  This would be so easy to do and really make a huge statement!

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So, what do you think?  Are you sold on wallpaper?

You may have also notice I have a thing for floral wallpaper.  Aren’t the bright, bold blooms adorable?

Alright, back to farmhouse nursery planning….

Wishing you a joyful day!

FOLLOW ALONG

as we renovate and update our builder-grade home!

15 Comments

  1. Jeannine Rintala

    Hi, Love all of your ideas. Can you recommend a retail good and inexpensive store? Thank you!

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  2. Jeannine Rintala

    HI, Can you recommend an inexpensive Retail store to purchase wall paper? Thank you!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Hi Jeannine! I’m so glad you’re into wallpaper, too 🙂 I got our wallpaper for Evie’s nursery at spoonflower.com. It definitely wasn’t super cheap but I didn’t think it was overpriced either. The quality was great and it was very easy to match the seams during installation. Another site I’ve seen people using a lot is wallsneedlove.com – also not very inexpensive. I did a quick search and found out that wayfair sells wallpaper and it’s really inexpensive! Hope you find some pretty wallpaper 🙂

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  3. Shawnna Griffin

    Hey girl- love the ideas! So pretty!

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  4. Bonnie

    What a great post. I loved reading all the good ideas and especially seeing the pictures!!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Thanks Chelsea! Who knew you could use wallpaper on the ceiling? Though I kinda love the idea now. And the stairs is probably my favorite one. It’s subtle but definitely adds some character.

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  5. Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

    I love wallpaper and the ideas to decorate the ceiling with it are wonderful! Well, all of these ideas are great – thank you so much for sharing the inspiration!
    XO, Vanessa

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      I’m really getting into the wallpaper trend. Who knew you could use it on a ceiling?! So fun! I’m so glad you like the wallpaper ideas.

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  6. Lora

    Love the wallpaper you chose and all the inspiration photos! We’ve removed 6+ rooms of wallpaper in this house, so I just can’t bring myself to install any new wallpaper yet, lol!

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  7. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

    So many great ideas! I’m imagining the wallpaper on the stairs to one of those tall bunk beds with the desk underneath. Not that i have one of those in my house, but that’s what came to mind, haha. The kind of wallpaper they have out now is just amazing and I’d love to try it out on something.

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      It’s amazing how different wallpaper is now vs 80s wallpaper. The designs are beautiful! I like your idea for stairs on tall bunk beds. We don’t have one of those either but I always think they’re so neat!

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