While wallpaper can spark hesitation in many homeowners, there is no denying its ability to transform a space when expertly executed. In the hands of a skilled interior designer, the right selection can add interest, texture, and sophistication to a space that will be enjoyed for years to come. To prove the power of pattern, we asked our editors to share a few of their favorite examples of wallpapered rooms from scouted design professionals across the country. From classic stripes to soothing botanicals to bold geometrics, these gorgeously designed rooms will have the wallpaper-averse reconsidering—and ready to call in a pro.
Photography by Laurey W. Glenn.
With its lovely striped background, this dining/gathering area designed by Heather Chadduck Interiors as part of the 2019 Southern Living Idea House on Crane Island, Amelia Island, Florida, exudes costal charm. See the rest of the project here.
Photography courtesy of Toledo Geller.
Photography by Selavie Photo.
In this chic Memphis, Tennessee, dining room designed by Lindsey Black Interiors, a sophisticated wallpaper pattern combines with warm elements to create a beautiful and inviting space. See the rest of the project here.
Photography by Jessie Preza.
Demonstrating that the bathroom is an excellent spot to infuse a little personality, Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Rachel Cannon Interiors injects a big dose of style with eye-catching wallpaper in a soothing hue.
Photography by Rett Peek.
Photography by Costa Christ Media.
In this child’s bedroom designed by Dallas, Texas’s Shawna Kuykendall Interior Design, a graphic, vibrant wallpaper adds a special energy to an engaging space.
Photography by Tim Lee.
Photography by Emery Davis.
Fort Worth, Texas-based Beckley Design Studio chose an abstract Fabricut wallpaper as the perfect backdrop for artwork in this enviable home office.
Photography by Brooke Casillas Photography.
Photography by Jenifer McNeil Baker.
Photography courtesy of Winding Lane Interiors.
Pattern and more pattern in an entryway? Yes, please! Cincinnati, Ohio-based Winding Lane Interiors perfectly complements the stairway runner with a large floral motif wallcovering.
Photography courtesy of Amy Studebaker Design.
In this serene utility room by Saint Louis, Missouri-based Amy Studebaker Design, this geometric green wallpaper echoes the verdant expanse outside. See more of this project here.
Photography courtesy of Flair Hunter.
Chic, unexpected hues add depth and dimension while drawing the eye along in this home designed by Park City, Utah’s Flair Hunter.
Photography courtesy of Alexander Interiors.
Bird and leaf-adorned wallpaper adds a sweet note to this lovely bedroom designed by Nashville, Tennessee-based Alexander Interiors, which is a master class in patter-mixing.
Photography courtesy of Atelier Design & Decor by Terri Pakravan.
Middleburg, Virginia-based Atelier Design & Decor employs a variety of subtle patterns in this sleek yet charming Litchfield County, Connecticut kitchen.
Photography by Venjhamin Reyes.
In this bathroom by Naples, Florida-based Carrie Brigham Design, a dynamic floral pattern adds a touch of whimsy.
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