If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I’m getting just the tiniest itch to change up the wallpaper in our kitchen. It’s not that I hate it; I just really like change and you know, it’s kind of my job. And while I like a bold pattern, I do feel like it’s limiting me in some ways.
For example, we have the patterned blue couch in the adjoining living room and every time I think about layering in a patterned rug or different pillows, I start to get dizzy. So I’ve been thinking about something along the lines of a more neutral abstract pattern, especially since I came across this paper several months ago:
This pattern started my wheels turning. The price did not. So I went on Pinterest and found lots of similar examples of hand painted walls. I feel like I started seeing this a lot after Kelly Wearstler’s staircase made its debut.
Kristin also did a really fun wall in her living room several years ago and I found a few more interesting takes:
Ultimately, I like the pattern below best and would opt for lighter lines drawn on top of a darker shade but nothing too bold in contrast. I also like that you can scale the size any way you want to fit your space–and taste. It’s a great trick for a smaller spot like a nook, entryway or powder room.
At this point, I’m just pondering but it always helps to throw your idea out for everyone’s (differing) opinions. 😉