Choosing the wallpaper for the girls’ room was no simple task. In fact, it was probably the thing I agonized over most. I ordered samples, I changed my mind, the room evolved, the placement of the wallpaper evolved. And then I found this Forest Floor wallpaper from Hygge & West and everything just kind of clicked–it was the one you could say.
We received a comment from a dear reader last week asking:
At some point, can you talk about your decision to use such an “adult” looking wallpaper pattern? It really is beautiful with the black built ins – I’m guess I’m just wondering what led you to dark/luxe versus fresh/bright?
While I wouldn’t say this wallpaper is strictly “adult”, I do see how it could be perceived as more sophisticated and we’re never one to shy away from a dark wall, although I think dark can be equally as fresh. When we were looking for wallpaper, we were on the hunt for something that would grow with our girls (they are 4 years apart), but still felt whimsical. Kind of like a dress that could be dressed up or down, we needed our wallpaper to appeal to a span of ages and one that could adapt to a change in favorite colors. The one we landed on fit that description, fit our home (I think kids’ rooms can fit into your overall home design while still being playful) and fit the design for the girls room. Here are the top 11 wallpaper designs we were considering that marry whimsy and sophistication:
1. Forest Floor (Ebony) Hygge & West | 2. Cole & Son Woods Wallpaper | 3. Gingham Pattern Removable Wallpaper | 4. JuJu Papers Glowing Pebbles | 5. Roderik | 6. Hide and Seek Anahi Forest Fauna Wildlife Embossed Wallpaper | 7. Cole & Son Squiggle Wallpaper | 8. Dog-A-Day Wallpaper | 9. Nuvolette Wallpaper| 10. Farrow & Ball Aranami |11. Kalahari Vignettes Wallpaper
We’ll be working down to the wire, but can’t wait to show you how everything fits together in the big reveal on Wednesday!
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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