Where to Find Fab Wallpaper (And Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of It)

Wallpaper has come a long way since the days of stuffy florals and tacky prints. So why are so many homeowners terrified to use it? It’s a simple matter of education; most aspiring do-it-yourself decorators just don’t know about the slew of fresh and fetching patterns out there, nor do they know where to find them.

One glance at the back pages of one of our favorite interior design books, Design*Sponge at Home, ;revealed many sources for ultra-cool wallpapers, everything from top designer collections at Graham and Brown, to hand-drawn patterns at Allan the Gallant. We’ve collected our favorites below, plus the patterns we’re swooning over.

Tip: If you’re uneasy about the prospect of covering an entire room, try wallpapering just an accent wall for a pop of pattern. And if you’re renting, there’s no reason to skip out on the wallcovering fun: Dozens of companies and retailers offer temporary wallpapers that just peel away when your lease is up.

10.24.2012 / 10:44 PM EDT by Lauren Mang
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