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May 15, 2023

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My 9-year-old daughter Faye and I have been hunting and hunting for the perfect traditional wallpaper for her room. When I shared the initial mood board, I included a potential wallpaper that I was really drawn to, but as more and more wallpaper samples have arrived (spoiler alert, many samples are free), the direction has changed. And that’s okay! But I wanted to answer a common question I’ve been getting, which is, “Julia, how do you even find all these wallpaper samples?” So let’s get into it.

Something about me: I’ve been saving my favorite wallpapers for years, so when it came to ordering samples for Faye’s room, I had a bunch of online sources in mind, but I also found some new ones in the process. Here are the 28 samples I ordered in hopes of finding “the one.”

Finding The Perfect Wallpaper

Almost immediately, Faye was very drawn to this one, which is actually the same one we had in the home office in our last house, but in a different colorway. Although I, too, really like it, I always like to ask her “why” questions. So far, she’s been really drawn to the blues, just like her mom ;).

One tip I can share is if you’re scrolling Instagram and come across a wallpaper you really like, you can check to see if the source is tagged, or you can toss it into a reverse Google image search and see what pops up.

Through the process of elimination, we took off the samples that were “no’s,” and we did eventually land on a really pretty wallpaper that she is excited to move forward with. It’s #12 in the round-up below but #1 in her heart. Keep scrolling for all of the links, and as I said before, many of these sources offer free samples! I hope you save this post as a resource when you’re hunting for your own wallpaper.

Traditional Wallpaper Sources

Shop Traditional Wallpapers

1. Scandinavian – Trädgårdsstaden 4175
2. Lulie Wallace – Ruth Lapis Wallpaper
3. Lulu & Georgia – Scalamandre Linnea Wallpaper
4. Lulie Wallace – Edy Blue Green Wallpaper
5. Scandinavian – Oak Tree Tails Washed Denim 19-54 
6. Serena & Lily – Deauville Coastal Blue Wallpaper
7. The House of Scalamandre – Jordnara Floral Wallpaper Indigo Blue
8. Scandinavian – Rosewood Night 1904 
9. Scandinavian – Into the Woods Turquoise 14-45
10. Sandberg Wallpaper – Hollie Dark Blue
11. Lulie Wallace – Isa Stone Blue Wallpaper 
12. Farrow & Ball – Ranelagh BP 1847 
13. Farrow & Ball – Bumble Bee BP 588
14. Sister Parish – Dolly Swedish Blue Wallpaper 

15. Lulie Wallace – Isa Lilac Wallpaper
16. Lulie Wallace – Anna Fawn Wallpaper
17. Lulie Wallace – Katherine Pecan Wallpaper 
18. Sister Parish – Dolly Blue Wallpaper
19. Lulie Wallace – Ruth Mauve Wallpaper
20. The House of Scalamandre – Ett Hem Floral Wallpaper Forest Green 
21. Sister Parish – Plumbago Paper Bag Brown Wallpaper 
22. Finest – Lewis & Wood Jasper Peony China Blue
23. House of Scalamandre – Lofstad Floral Wallpaper Indigo Blue 
24. House of Scalamandre – Jordnara Floral Wallpaper Misty Blue
25. Scandinavian – Trädgårdsstaden 4174 
26. Scandinavian – Artichoke Eggshell Blue 22-64
27. The House of Scalamandre – Lofstad Damask Wallpaper
28. Scandinavian – Cornucopia Khaki 21-45

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  1. Cindy says:

    Love your daughters choice. It’s been my favorite for years but I just haven’t had the right place to put it. Can’t wait to see how her room finishes out.

  2. Nancy says:

    This is so helpful & I will definitely save this post! Faye’s room will be beautiful!

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Just wanted to share my college classmate’s handmade wallpaper and tiles: https://growhousegrow.com/shop/

    It’s all so unique and fun.

  4. Debra says:

    The first wallpaper, Scandinavian – Trädgårdsstaden 4175, stole my heart. You MUST find a place for it somewhere!

  5. Brenda Ball says:

    I don’ t know if other people have this problem, but your posts are often cut off before the end of the post. It seems to be connected to the number of pictures. I am viewing on a new iPad, so I don’t think my tablet is the issue. Just letting you know because sometimes I really want to read the whole thing! Cheers, Brenda

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