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A Hidden Gem: Mural Wallpapers

Often we think of wallpaper as bold, graphic patterns, but there are so many…including mural wallpapers. Here’s a look at what they look like and how they transformed each space…

Only in the last few months have we finally been able to safely have friends and family visit the home we moved into last year. It’s been so fun getting to show them our home and see all the details in real life. One of the most commented parts of the home has been our wallpapers. We all know I love wallpaper and we used nine different options throughout the spaces. Often we think of wallpaper as bold, graphic patterns, but there are so many…including mural wallpapers. I was thrilled to work with Calico Wallpaper (whom I have loved for a while), on a few different mural wallpapers in our home. Here’s a look at what they look like and how they transformed each space…

Photo by Lily Glass

In our main bedroom, we chose this Cirrus Wallpaper in Vapor to reflect the greens and blues throughout the space and offer a textural and subtle canvas for the room. The paper has an iridescent finish layered with washes of color. Often, people assume it’s a hand-painted mural when it fact, it’s wallpaper that covers every wall in the space.

In this powder room, the wallpaper mixes gold foil with blues and purples for a truly magical effect that I am obsessed with. Lined floor to ceiling and on every wall, this Inverted Spaces in Orion Wallpaper transports you to another place! I love that wallpaper can be so magical like that.

In my girls’ bedroom, this Aurora Wallpaper in Petal is an ombre pink and offers a more subtle backdrop with the change of color as it goes from ceiling to floor. Rather than painting the wall a flat pale pink, the ombre complements the rest of the space while adding depth, too.

The best part of mural wallpapers is there are so many options: from more subtle to super abstract to bold. The thing that makes them even more special is they are custom printed to your space so that you’re not seeing a repeat like you do with traditional rolls of wallpaper. Each space is one-of-a-kind but still easier to create than painting a mural on a wall by hand. It’s a lovely treatment that I am simply obsessed with!

Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Bethany Nauert.

*This post is brought to you in partnership with Calico Wallpaper

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