Our house was just painted and I have to say I couldn't be happier with the final outcome. I think it was the best decision we every made and I can't wait to share pictures with you to show how dramatic the difference is! That being said, now that the paint has dried I feel like our upstairs is just begging for something dramatic. It's not that it's sterile, it's just that there is such an opportunity to doing something bold and I really just want to go for it before I change my mind. The answer is clearly wallpapering one wall and to be honest, I have yet to decide what that wall is but I know I want to do it.
Before you say "here we go," let me just say that right now this is not something I'm going to throw a lot of money into. If there is one thing I've learned about myself it's that I love to change up things in our home (a lot) and I like to do it without breaking the bank. This is why I love paint so much. It's cheap, it's easy and I can do it by myself. Wallpaper, is an entirely different story. It's expensive, you need to pay to have it installed and it's a commitment. Maybe when the boys are older it's something I will really explore, but right now me and my white walls are working just fine (with the help of my trusty magic eraser of course) but for the fact that I just want to take things up a notch.
This is what has led me to temporary wallpaper. Specifically, it was this post which I read earlier today that finally gave me the push I needed. Seeing how the easy install can be, and how simple it is to change it up has me convinced that this is something I could (and should) do on my own. I will only need one or two rolls, and plan to do the install, which means that the entire project will be under $200 dollars... and that's for an entire wall!
The question of course is what wallpaper. Well, I should say the question was what wallpaper. As soon as I saw that navy marbled wallpaper pictured above, I knew that it was destined to be in my home. I ended up ordering two rolls and I'm sure by the time it arrives I will have figured out where it it is actually going to go (right now I'm thinking in the entry). After I ordered the paper I started looking at other homes that incorporated marbled wallpaper and now I'm even more sure that this was the best (and cheapest) decision ever! If this isn't the drama I need, I'm not sure what is!
Aside from wallpaper, marbled everything is having a serious moment right now and all I can say is Yasssssss! This pattern is something that absolutely speaks to my soul. Maybe it's because it's an elevated take on tie dye (the bohemian in me will never die) or that it's just such a statement (yes, I know I've been using that word a lot lately) of maybe it's just that marbled products are just prettier than all other products, but whatever it is, I love it and want more of in my life.
Below I've pulled together a few of my favorite products that show just how beautiful this pattern can be. I'm loving all the paper products featured and now I just need a reason to throw a party. Would it be weird to have a wallpaper hanging party where we hang the marbled wallpaper while eating off marbled plates, and drink our of marbled cups, while the kids play with marbled balloons? Okay, it's probably a little weird but does't that also sound like the best party ever?
(Clockwise from top left)
serving bowl // marbled ballons // paper plates // paper cups // marbled bowl // wrapping paper // marbled charger // wrapping paper // paper cups // paper napkins // large paper napkins // candle holder // plate // clock // wrapping paper
I'll keep you posted how the hanging goes and I promise to let you know if I was really able to do it by myself. If any of you have used temporary wallpaper before and have any words of advice, please feel free to share! Xx