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@Deborah Reed, I absolutely love William Morris. Planning on having DH make drapes for the dining room in Strawberry Thief in navy. We'll pull the paint color from the material.

Btw, your room looks fabulous.

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Debra Chandler

Very happy with this “risky” choice for my kids’ bathroom

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Although this article is from years ago there is one thing that still holds true about all wallpapers and selecting what is right for you.


When selecting something so pretty (you must have it!) for example:

a sample or even two of it might not be enough to see the entire effect it will have once up.

This becomes evident only after you have papered the entire wall...or half way though a wall. Make sure the pattern you select will be OK WITH YOU (tastes are subjective) IF, after installed, it has a vertical (from ceiling to floor) repeat pattern making it appear like just long tall rows of the same thing over and over.

One good example of paper perhaps not suited for entire wall installation although BEAUTIFUL is the pretty peacock pattern paper that someone WISELY just framed a piece of as shown in this article. This is beautiful as shown BUT...if you hung that same sort of thing on an entire wall it might not look as stunning and more of just repeat, repeat, repeat. Tile patterns sometimes can be the same way FYI....

In other words, This can be an issue if you select (for example) a pretty bird on branches type of thing that looks so pretty as a "single picture of one piece" of the paper.....but, once installed you see the same row over and over and over. It may not look so pretty then....just vertical rows (or horizonal, depending on pattern) of the same thing. No randomize "natural" look.

Other more random pattern (like the Gingko # 10) may work for you if a total repeat over and over is not your thing on the big design picture for you room. There are quite a few more random patterns above plus some patterns that need a lot of matching but will NOT look like the same thing top to bottom repeatedly.

Learned the hard way...and expensive way.


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