A historic fireplace dressed in traditional wallpaper.

Well unless you live under a rock, you know that wallpaper is back with a vengeance.  However, it is much different than in years past. With countless styles to choose from, it is bold, and it is fabulous.  We can’t get enough of the newest patterns and prints, and we have clients all the time that ask us what they should choose.

Just a little background to kick us off. Wallpaper has come a long way since its humble beginnings as simple wall coverings. Today, it is considered an essential element of interior design, capable of transforming any space into a work of art. You will see as we will delve into our top 10 favorites, that the fascinating world of wallpaper design can take a room to a whole new level.

So, where do you begin? The choices are literally overwhelming, sometimes even for us.  The answer is to start with a few patterns from the design professionals that St. Louis has come to trust.

Here are our top 10 favorites to get you started.


Traditional wallpaper imbues deep color, incredible texture, and eye-catching patterns. You’ll likely see wallpaper that features classic, time-honored designs and patterns that draw inspiration from historical eras. Its elegance and sophistication make it a popular choice for those looking to create a warm and inviting atmosphere with a touch of nostalgia. Some visual patterns traditional wallpaper might include are damasks, florals, stripes, toiles, paisley, and intricate geometric patterns.

We gravitate towards traditional floral designs that make a strong visual impact, and those capable of making a bold statement in any space. Here are five we absolutely adore.

William Morris Wandle Blue/ Stone

English Heritage Craven Street Peony Wallpaper

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Ralph Lauren Vintage Daphine Laurel Wallpaper

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Mcgee and Company Pimpernel Wallpaper by Morris and Co

See this project here.

Rebel Walls Chinoiserie Chic

See this project here.

Non-Traditional Floral and Patterned Wallpaper

Floral and patterned wallpaper creatives a visually engaging statement in any room. It combines a multitude of varieties and styles, and evokes elegance, charm, and can be wonderfully bold and so much fun. The color palettes are endless, and the variety includes papers of varying scales and designs vast enough to suit any size room. These prints are ones that are unique to our client’s personal taste adding visual depth, and tons of personality to their homes. Non-traditional florals and patterns create a dynamic backdrop for each of these spaces and can be used just about anywhere.

From the dining room to the powder room don’t hesitate to mix and match your floral and patterned wallpaper with other design elements. Incorporate complementary furniture, textiles, and decor to create a cohesive and harmonious interior design. Here are five more of our current favorites.

Rifle Paper Company Peonies Periwinkle and Sage

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Thibaut Daintree Pearl Wallpaper


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Timorous Beasties Fruit Looter Wallpaper

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Brunswig and Fils Karabali Multicolor Floral/Aqua

See this project here.

Schumacher Traverse Sky Blue Wallpaper


bright office space with blue and gold accents

See this project here.

In conclusion, wallpaper has a rich history that dates back centuries. Evolving from hand-painted and expensive patterns, once reserved only for the elite, wallpaper is now affordable and accessible to all.  With so many styles and colors to choose from it can transform your room into a work of art. Continually reflecting changes in art, fashion, and society, the possibilities are endless. Don’t be afraid to take the plunge, you won’t regret it.  Here are a few bonus projects we think that you will love.

Blossoming bathroom

Beautiful Butler’s Pantry

Beach House Bathroom

Patterned Dining Room

Mural Wallpaper

Bold Booth