This summer I had a mini-addiction to Colin and Justin’s Home Heist on BBC America. When I had nothing to get up for in the morning, Home Heist pulled me up and out of my reverie and helped me keep a schedule. The thing I loved the best about that show was their bold use of wallpaper. I want bold wallpaper! I would think, as I drank my cup of morning coffee. But I live in an apartment. There are no bold wallpapers in an apartment. I moved from my tiny one-bedroom apartment to a much larger two-bedroom townhouse, still yearning for a bold wallpaper.
Then I discovered EasyChange wallpaper from Sherwin-Williams. It’s perfect for renters, because it isn’t permanent. You can remove it without damaging the walls. So I’ve spent many hours browsing and perusing, and have decided on a couple of designs that I really like. I want to paper the wall between the kitchen and the dining room, which has a pass-through. I’m liking black and white papers, like these: Wallpaper 1, Wallpaper 2, Wallpaper 3.
Here’s my dilemma. I have a large combined living and dining room area. The colors are white, black, grey, and orange. I reupholstered my dining room chairs a couple of years ago in a black and white fabric that has a rather bold pattern. Then later I made my own curtains for the living room in a fabric with another bold pattern. If I add a wallpaper, will it be too much bold pattern? Will it be overwhelming?
Right now I have blank walls and a desire to do something to them. I’m sick of my old artwork, and I want a living/dining area that’s not bland. I’m poised and ready to move on this.
Any opinions are much appreciated! Pick a wallpaper!