It’s official – choosing wallpaper is not for the faint of heart. Ha! Never have we received more messages on a series of Instagram Stories than when we’ve shared our wallpaper debate. Like, ever. We love how intuitive you all are, and although we were initially leaning towards several of these pretty papers from Kate Golding, you could read me like a book. They’re gorgeous, but not for us. Not for what we had in mind.
Our idea is to wallpaper the window wall in the sleeping loft. While we’re not typically drawn to accent walls in a large room, we do think there’s something sweet about them in cozy nooks – like our guest room, for example. They can help to make an awkward wall feel intentional (ahem, guest room) or enhance an architectural detail you love (the sleeping loft ceiling!). We know we want the ‘theme’ of the paper to feel right for Tree House – and you probably noticed this. Our paper focus was mostly on nature themes – floral, greenery, sand dunes and forest friends. It is a kids’ space, after all, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we want it to feel kid-ish. We think there’s balance to be found, if only we can actually find it.
Psst: There’s a poll at the bottom of this post where we want you to weigh in!
Over the last few weeks, these are all the samples we’ve collected, many of which come in several colorways, some of which you can see represented above! Over the course of sharing our process with you over Stories, so many of you requested a round-up of our samples. I’m only including one color option in the round-up below (because, sanity), but most – if not all – have many, many other colors available.
In the end, we have both fallen for two papers, Raphael (seen in blue, above) or Arboretet, by Sandberg. The problem? We love them for entirely different reasons:
#1| We love, love, love that Raphael draws your eye out that second floor window, where you see the tops of trees and lush greenery. The cream backdrop perfectly mimics our wall color (Ben Moore’s Cloud White), and we think it would envelop you into a cozy, tree-lined nook.
#2| But! We love, love, love that Arboretet is subtle and soft, with a barely pink backdrop. It invites you in, asks you to take a closer look. The illustrations are so intricate yet small, and the restraint in the design feels relaxing.
#1 | #2
We’re hoping to choose and complete the task in the next month. Which would you choose? (No write-ins allowed for a reason, our brains couldn’t handle any more indecision.)