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Top 10 Favorite Wallpaper Designs

I’ve caught the wallpaper bug!   It started by looking for a wallpaper for my dining room.   I’ve been thinking about making a change to my stenciled feature wall.  I painted the damask stencil wall about five years ago and I’m ready for a change.  You can see my stenciled wall HERE.  I looked at other wall stencils and, honestly, decided that I’d rather wallpaper than stencil a wall again.  I think wallpaper has gotten a bad rap in design.  The wallpaper of days gone by is sooooooo hard to remove and we have all either personally experienced this nightmare or heard about it from a friend or family member!  But, like all things with time, wallpaper has been improved and you can now purchase easy strip wallpaper or even temporary wallpaper that peals right off!  Even the traditional wallpaper with paste is now formulated to remove in large pieces.  As I looked at all of the wallpaper choices, I was finding more and more patterns that I loved!  And, I haven’t told you about this yet, but I’m gaining a new office space and I’m so excited!  This will be my own little space to create and work and I’m so excited to make it beautiful!  So, in addition to looking for a wallpaper for the dining room feature wall, I was also looking at wallpaper for my new office!  So, today, I’ve narrowed down my choices and here are my Top 10 Favorite Wallpaper Designs.

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1 – Morris Pure Strawberry Thief

Top 10 Wallpaper Designs - Morris Strawberry Thief

I love that it is a vintage design by Morris and the color hues are perfect for my home!   The design on this paper is dimensional with a subtle textural beading against a distressed background.  This is the silver/stone colourway.

2 – Mika by Sanderg

Top 10 Wallpaper Designs - Mika by Sandberg

This is an allover floral damask in a Scandinavian folk art style.  I am finding that I really love this Scandinavian folk art style.  I think it lends itself to a cottage style home.  The colourway shown is black.

3 – Arosa Prestigious Icon Wallpaper Collection

Arosa Prestigious Icon Wallpaper Collection - Top 10 Wallpaper Designs

Bold floral papers are so popular right now!  I was drawn to this hand-painted effect, floral wallpaper because the colors are perfect for my home.  I would not paper a whole room with this one, but wouldn’t it be a pretty feature wall – say, in an office???

4 – Magnolia Home Watercolor Check

Magnolia Home Watercolor Check Gray - Top 10 Wallpaper Designs

You all know that I love buffalo check and this paper stole my heart!  You mostly see this paper in black and white on Pinterest, but this gray and white check is perfect for my home!

5 – House of Hackney Smoky Rose

Smoky Rose Wallpaper - Top 10 Wallpaper Designs

Here’s another allover floral that I love.  It’s a sure classic in the subtle gray and white tones and could easily work in a full room.

6 – Arcadia

This classic black and white pattern is just beautiful.  I think it compliments a wide range of decor styles – from traditional to farmhouse.

Arcadia Wallpaper - Top 10 Wallpaper Designs

7 – Mia by SketchTwenty 3

Mia Wallpaper - Top 10 Wallpaper Designs

This is a departure from the light and bright papers above, but I was drawn to this subtle tile pattern in the darker hues.  Dark wall color is “trending” in home decor for 2018.  Do I plan to paint or wallpaper a lot of dark walls in my home – no.  But, I’ve seen it work and look very classic. My favorite blogger, Dear Lillie, has incorporated this darker wall style beautifully in her home.

 8 – Bellini by Cole & Son

This graphic tile wallpaper is so fun.  Tile is so popular in decor right now, but it’s also a classic.  I think this paper would be awesome in a bath or powder room.

9 – Antoinette Wallpaper

Antoinette - Top 10 Wallpaper Designs

Okay, this one had me at “hello”!  I know it says the colors are black and white, but there is also subtle blue gray and green gray hues that are so hot right now!  It really makes me want to add these colors into my own home!

10 – Pergola Wallpaper in Indigo

Pergola Indigo Wallpaper - Top 10 Wallpaper Designs

For my blue-loving friends, here’s one for you!  This design also comes in a gray colourway, but I think I like it more in the indigo!  I know, can you even believe it!  Blue and white is a classic and is also very popular in design right now!  This design is subtle and would work in an entire room.

Top 10 Wallpaper Designs - Hymns & Verses

I’d love to hear what you think about my Top 10 Wallpaper Designs.  Do you like any of them? Have you thought about wallpapering a room or feature wall?  Would you like to see more posts on wallpaper?  I love hearing your feedback!  Here are the spaces in my home where I’ve used wallpaper!

Black and White Fall Powder Room

Wood Wallpaper




Monday 25th of January 2021

#10 is my favorite! And not because it is indigo. It is detailed and interesting - yet calm, not busy. It is global and modern. Light and airy. and the pattern is non-specific, so it will work anywhere.


Friday 25th of August 2017

I love 3, 4 and 9. The favorites being the large rose and buffalo check. I have looked at both of these for my home too. Pleased to know that they catch your eye as well. #9 is just plain fun!! Isn't it hard to choose? Thats what makes this challenging, too many good choices. Your space will look lovely with any of these. Enjoy the process!


Friday 25th of August 2017

#1, #4 and #9 get my vote! Can't wait to see what you chose.


Thursday 24th of August 2017

#1, #4, and #10 in indigo

Lee Durden

Thursday 24th of August 2017

I LOVE the rose prints & the Buffalo Check! You have dinner be a great job with your papered rooms. I had no idea the "wood paneling" was paper! Great Look for u!


Friday 25th of August 2017

Antoinette for sure!