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!