We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Whether deciding on the minimalist and monochromatic linework of a geometric pattern for your bedroom or the striking color palette and whimsical design of a mural for your nursery, wallpapers are elements that help elevate a space, making it personalized to you. Here at Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully-curated paper wallpaper collection is perfect for your home, beautifully blending form and function.
Wallpaper, or wall paper as it also is referred to, adds texture and depth to a room. It is also making a comeback as one of the trendiest ways to decorate your home. The beauty and versatility of patterns, colors, and textures make house wallpaper a vital part when creating the design aesthetic for a bedroom or living space. A wall treatment has the power to transform completely any room, whether you want to make a room seem larger, provide a unique accent that ties everything together, or just enhance a design theme. With a large variety of different kinds of wallpaper for home design, it’s essential to understand the fundamental principles of how to use them correctly.
Not sure what style fits your aesthetic and home best when you search for a wallpaper for sale? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below on inspiration when browsing, styling tips, and explore our line of modern and dynamic home wallpaper designs.
Consider Your Space
Buying a wall treatment is a big decision, so you should carefully examine your options and the different ways that you can use wallpaper for walls. We recommend starting by looking at the room or rooms that you want to revitalize. Imagine the different types of wallpapers in relation to the central theme that space has. That way, whatever you choose will be much more likely to seamlessly blend in, or create the intended effect of stylishly contrasting the look.
When selecting a paper wallpaper for your living room, recognize the size and style of your space. You may be working with a large, open-concept space, a small-space room, or a traditional family room. In either the open-concept room or traditional family room, it may be best to layer in a wall treatment and use it for an accent wall. Or, if you have a small-space living room that serves as the center of your home life, you can decorate wall paper throughout the entire room. That is why we love the rich color and texture of the Semira Wallpaper, with its dyed sisal fibers, it is a way to inject a bit of visual and textural interest to balance your functional furniture pieces.
If you are looking to bring in a paper wall for your bedrooms, similarly identify the look of the space first and ask yourself questions about its use. Are you adding a refined style to your master bedroom to complement the timeless design of your furniture pieces? Do you have young children or a newborn and want whichever style you choose now to still be fun and imaginative in a few years? However you pick, you will first have to recognize and choose how this new mural will get used in your space.
Set A Purpose
Choosing the perfect wallpaper for your home can accomplish a wide range of functions. Think about how you want to use it. You may want to add a paper wallpaper to all the walls in a room, use a decorative mural on a single accent wall, or mix and match wall treatments next to each other for added polish. For instance, we love the ornate, vintage-inspired pattern of the Morris & Co. Strawberry Thief Wallpaper. Whether chosen for a kitchen table area, home studio, or bedroom, it is a luxe, chromatic design that enlivens and completely transforms your space.
Featuring detailed linework and rich color palettes, our line of stylish home wallpaper allows you to fill your space with lots of character. What is also great is that you imprint your style with textural styles, without just being limited to pattern-work and different colors. A tactile mural can complement and play off the texture of your furniture and textiles in your space.
Now that you have considered your space and set a purpose for how your wallpaper will live in your room, we wanted to share a few of the trends we're currently loving.
Wallpaper Trends We're Currently Loving
As new materials and patterns have become more accessible, the world of house wallpaper has expanded and brought in tons of beautiful and exciting designs. We're huge fans of wall treatments that layer in a ton of tactile and visual style because they instantly transform your space.
As we spend more and more time indoors, textured and tactile walls are preferred over flat and painted ones for adding a fresh look. Treatments like Venetian Plaster, wood paneling, and grasscloth wall coverings add a dimension to the indoors, giving an organic yet refined quality. Textile styles also have unique and added benefits, as it’s not only breathable but also has better sound insulation.
While there have been many innovations in terms of materiality, some classic prints and styles are also making a strong comeback. Our line of Floral wallpaper designs feature timeless patterns but with modern color palettes. These patterns bring so much lush life to your walls.
If you want to add even more character to your walls, you can’t go wrong with vintage-style print designs that feature old works of art or even maps. When used well, these wallpaper designs can add an antique presence to any room, which can sometimes be exactly what’s needed.
Perfect Your Nursery and Kid's Rooms
We certainly understand the balancing act it is to design a nursery or kid's room and have it grow with your little one over the years. We know that the story of our founder's "big girl" room for her daughter reminds customers of their own. The challenge is to create a bright, dreamy, and whimsical space to keep your child's imagination engaged, and wall wallpaper plays a vital role. That is why we're such huge fans of illustrator Kelli Murray and her bestselling Rylee + Cru brand. We teamed up with Murray to create an exclusive line of wallpapers meant for children’s rooms, nurseries, and playrooms.
Curated Designer Collections
At Lulu and Georgia, we're proud of the company we keep. From up-and-coming makers to celebrated brands, we are excited by the relationships we have cultivated. That includes a few designer capsules from Rylee + Cru and Sarah Sherman Samuel and a curated selection of wall treatments you can now shop for online. These stylish pieces from different design studios and industry-leading brands—like Morris & Co, Nathan Turner, Anewall, and Scalamandre—all evolve your space's style.
Once you have made your selection, it's important to then think about the best way to bring your chosen style into your home. So, we'll review some of the most important do’s and don’ts when working on completing a home wallpaper project.
Wallpaper Do’s and Don’ts
When choosing a paper wall style for your living room, kitchen, bedroom, or transitional spaces, the abundance of options can be overwhelming. So, from installation to mixing and matching patterns, here are a few things that you should consider.
Do: Make a Plan
Carefully consider the types of wallpapers you buy before starting your project. Think about how the mural will complement the rest of the room, including the furniture, the other walls, the floors, and decor.
Do: Measure Everything Twice
One of the most frustrating home renovation mistakes is taking the wrong measurements and having to re-do everything from scratch. Therefore, it’s crucial to take careful measurements and buy a bit more wallpaper than you think you’ll need.
Do: Hire A Pro
Installing a wall treatment can be a difficult task to do, especially if you plan on doing it yourself. To avoid this sticky task, it can be wise to hire a professional to help you. While searching for a pro, make sure they are not only qualified and experienced in installing your wall wallpaper, but are familiar with the materials you've chosen for your design.
Don’t: Rush into It
When you get a new idea, you might have the urge to rush head-on and get it done as quickly as possible. However, a home wallpaper choice will be with you for a while. With that in mind, think through the idea, consult with friends, and only then commit to it fully.
Don’t: Go Overboard
Paper wallpapers can bring any room to life, but they can also overwhelm your design scheme. Be mindful of how you use your chosen style, especially those with bold designs and strong features. The size and scale of your patterns are also important to consider—and that is especially true in smaller spaces or rooms where there are other patterns present.
Modern wallpaper can offer almost endless ideas to enhance any style of home design. You can use it as a daring accent, completely reimagining an entire room and bringing it to life. Tactile designs can help add a new dimension to your home and make your walls tell a powerful story that naturally captures the eye. Be bold and inventive by using intricate linework, prints, and texture to express your style.
When you shop for wallpaper for sale online at Lulu and Georgia, you’ll find pieces that will complement the style of your home, but also make it feel more elevated. Choose from our wide selection of wallpaper and find the perfect choice for your project, no matter what you might be looking for. Check out our Shop by Room page for more ideas and inspiration on how to best create stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less