In this cheery dining area, a white bookcase atop a prefab kitchen cabinet base mimics the look of custom built-ins on the cheap. Colorful decorative objects and jars full of candy are the cherry on top.
A charcoal gray pattern wallpaper creates depth in this dining room design and allows the decorative white plates to pop. A long light fixture with crystal fringe runs parallel to the wood dining table. A high-back neutral chair at the head of the table faces the curtain-covered sliding glass door.
Wallpaper is back, and we love all the fun colors and designs you can add to a room with its repetitious patterns. Designer Stacy Garcia created this chic poppy design as the perfect backdrop for any contemporary living space. The bold teal pattern allows the furnishings to remain modest while it takes center stage. Do you fear a permanent wallpaper solution? Try something temporary and easy to remove to adapt to your ever-changing tastes. Image courtesy of Stacy Garcia
This traditional china cabinet serves as the perfect display area for vintage china, glass ware, and silver serving ware. The floral and aviary patterned wall design add visual interest while the mounted pheasants sitting atop provide a unique conversation starter. The wall treatment may look like wallpaper, but it's actually paper-backed fabric. Designer Sarah Richardson used this centuries-old process to achieve a sophisticated look in her dining room. The process of backing fabric with paper is known as lamination or paper backing and costs about $10 per yard. Check with local wallpaper or fabric stores for availability.
Interior designer Tiffany Brooks covered the backing of the built-in bookcase with green grass cloth wallpaper that highlights the white books and accessories on the open shelves, including a pair of fun white ear-shaped bookends.