This hand-painted chinoiserie-pattern paper by Gracie Studio is installed just inside the molding. It's a perfect backdrop for this feminine workspace within a living room.
Make a bold statement in the entry. Often the entry of a home has great sunlight. This is a great place for a wall or two of this paper, so the detail of each stroke can be fully appreciated.
Go bold with color in the background. Hand-painted wallpaper is a great palette starter. Start with a bold color, such as the vibrant green on this wallpaper from Griffin & Wong, then build your room around it. Don't be afraid to place small accessories in front of the finished wallpaper; they add to the layered look.
I personally prefer muted upholstery patterns in a room with bold hand-painted wallpaper. The wallpaper is the star, so there's no need to combine busy patterns that just compete with one another. A beautiful Chinese scene from Gracie Studio commands center stage in this formal dining room.
If you do not have a privacy issue, consider bare windows. This patterned de Gournay wallpaper looks lovely paired with just the decorative molding around the doors and windows, sans curtains or shades.
To save on material and installation costs, consider a smaller area of installation, like an accent wall. The impact is the same — a little goes a long way. Bold color and pattern from Griffin & Wong create a beautiful accent wall in this loft space.
Some of the patterns are available on metallic backgrounds. The silver background of this Gracie Studio pattern creates a shimmery glow in a room that is unmistakably formal and memorable.
Yes, it's pretty enough to frame. This designer cleverly framed Gracie Studio panels of paper as art and built the room around their bold and beautiful coral color. Notice the different styles of chairs at the table.