Wall Treatments 114 Ideabooks

Walls Have a Field Day With Grass Cloth
Allow me to share a cautionary tale. My last house, a 1920s Dutch colonial, had a sunroom that cried out for an update. Grass cloth, I decided, was just the ticket: a subtle, textural cloak for the room's less-than-perfect walls. I flipped through sample...
Design Tastemaker: Catalina Estrada's Fantastical Wallpapers
Product designer Catalina Estrada considers herself an artist first — probably why her recent wallpaper collection for Coordonné has the artistic gravitas...
The Family Home: Wallpaper Kick-Starts Kids' Rooms
Raise your hand if you love wallpaper. I have to admit, my hand is raised high because I can't seem to get enough. Wallpaper is wonderful because it can be used in any space to add color, pattern, texture and interest. Adding wallpaper to rooms children...
Wallpaper Inspires Spanish Tile
One of the themes that showed up in almost every booth at the 2012 Cevisama tile expo in Valencia, Spain, was tile with traditional wallpaper patterns. I was stunned by the diversity and abundance of styles on display, from playful to palatial. Some of...
Wall Art to Catch Your Eye
Many of us use art or framed portraits to decorate the walls in our homes. While these conventional techniques work well, they can lack the visual punch we're seeking. The next time a blank wall in your space is asking for attention, think out of the...
Off the Wall: 9 Clever Ways to Ease Into Wallpaper
I realize there are still people who associate wallpaper with the Brady Bunch. But, the wallpaper revolution is in full swing, and the thousands of fresh, modern designs are showing up all over the place. Wallpaper is to the 21st century what the painted...
New Classics: Woods Wallpaper by Cole and Son
I still remember the first time I saw "Woods" wallpaper. It was in a small picture in Domino, and I immediately cut it out and started plotting which room would be best for it. Since I am very disorganized, I only got as far as talking with some...
How to Create a Great Dining Room Wall
Whether your dining room is formal or open to your great room, most have some type of focal wall. A common solution to decorating this wall is to paint it in an accent color, add a buffet table and hang some pictures. This is a tried-and-true method to...
Live Boldly: How to Fill That Blank Wall
A big, blank wall can be beautiful, but it can also be an eyesore. You can fill that wall with art prints, small framed photos or a painting, but I am drawn to the designs that choose the unexpected...
Cool Wallpaper Spotted: Wait, No It's Fabric!
This is a peek inside the bathroom of my favorite Brooklyn shop, Caribou Baby. I wish every diaper change of my baby girl could happen in this pretty space. Obviously, the wall pattern is the look I most want to steal. But I was so surprised to find out...
Wallpaper for Dark and Dreamy Bedrooms
Painting your room a dark color can be scary, but using a dark wallpaper is even more frightening. So why would anyone do this? Because the benefits are amazing. You can yield terrific results and create an insanely cozy retreat by installing dark...
Mirrors, Mirrors on the Wall
How you dress up your walls and how you accessorize an outfit have a lot in common. In both cases, simplicity sometimes rules, and other times, layering in more elements adds some needed drama. We all know how a mirror makes a space look larger, more...
Design Details: 12 Ways With Wall Murals
Looking for a way to transform a room with a big dramatic statement? Consider a mural. From elegant, colonial dining rooms to energetic, modern kids' rooms, an endless variety of designs and methods are available. Murals can be created by artists who...
Modern Icons: The Fantastic Geometry of David Hicks
David Hicks was a legendary U.K. designer who designed everything from the wallpaper in Richard Nixon's bowling alley to the Prince of Wales' apartment in Windsor Castle (his daughter India was a bridesmaid in Charles and Diana's wedding). When leafing...
Guest Picks: 20 Beautiful Wallpapers to Elevate Your Room
I still find clients pretending not to hear me when I mention that "wallpaper" word. I think they're remembering the small-scale florals or the textured vinyl with the matching border from years ago. After I show them a few inspirational images and...
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