It’s funny how things are cyclical. I remember growing up and wallpaper was all the rage. When my mom was looking for wallpaper I spent countless hours with her looking through book after book. In my early teen years I still loved the look of wallpaper, but it was rather expensive. While decorating my own room for the first time (at around age 12), I had the idea to cover one wall with a bed sheet which much less expensive. Here’s a (rather blurry) picture:
Yes, that picture above the bed is pretty awful, but hey…it was the 80’s!
For a while wallpaper was on the out list, but now I love it again. It can still be pricey (well, at least more so than a simple paint job), so I was excited to find these alternatives while perusing one of my favorite blogs, Little Green Notebook.
This first one is a diamond pattern using nothing but japanese making tape, which can be purchased at happytape. I am doing this for a client in her hallway. It is really going to give some pizazz to the bare white wall. Here is a photo of Jenny applying the tape, and read here for her how to.
I was also excited to find Whitewall & Co. on her blog. They offer amazing stencils in historical patterns for only $39.99 – $49.99. Here are some of their designs:
I’ve got to try this on a future project. Maybe it will be for myself, sure would be a step up from hanging a sheet on the wall!