I think I first fell in love with the ostrich wallpaper in our laundry room the moment I laid eyes on this pretty bathroom makeover. To be honest, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it caught my eye, because the moment I saw it, I immediately Googled like crazy to find as many photos of the paper in use as I possibly could. I filed it deep in my brain, knowing that one day – fingers crossed! – we’d have the perfect place for it. Scott has known about it for years, too, if only because I talked about that paper incessantly.
We’re both thrilled with how it turned out in the laundry room, but surprisingly, it wasn’t our be all end all choice! When we began laying out the room trifecta, we were still on the fence on whether or not our bedroom should be white or black. (Or, of course, any variation of those extremes.) We couldn’t love our black bedroom more, but because the bed and laundry rooms connect, we knew if we went dark in the bedroom, we’d go light in the laundry room (and vice versa).
Before we landed on Raccon Fur for our room, I began collecting samples of other paper I had also loved over the years – dark paper, light paper, pink paper and blue – and although none of these made the cut, we did give them serious consideration! Or should I say, I gave them serious consideration, and Scott immediately nixed most – ha! Regardless, nothing was initially off the table, and that’s half the fun of the gathering phase. Below is a round up of paper samples that now hang in a pretty little stack in my filing cabinet, but maybe in another lifetime, we’ll have another chance to use one or two.
Most of you know by now that we’re big suckers for almost anything animal or dinosaur themed (apparently we are children), so it should come as absolutely no surprise that our closest contender would have been Dino. (It comes in a magnetic version as well!) We’re also firm believers that every room needs a little – or big – splash of quirk! Which, if any, would you choose? Or maybe you have a wallpaper-in-waiting, too?