Fun Friday: Decorating With Yellow Wallpaper

Summertime is here, signaling longer and warmer days for the next three months. Fond memories await as you start planning trips to the beach, work in your garden and those projects around your home you’ve been meaning to get tackle.

This season also presents an opportunity for would-be decorators refresh some rooms in their house with new wallpaper. Some fantastic new themed collections have been released in the last three months, like Olde Francaise, and more are scheduled to follow.

However, due to the time of the year, we thought that it would be appropriate to inspire you with some creative yellow patterns, since it’s the dominate color for this time of year.

Decorating your walls with yellow, either with paint or wallpaper, significantly brightens your room.

Yellow has always been a great mood enhancer due to its association with sunshine, warmth most of all, fun.  This should interest anyone with an interest in uplifting the spirits of a particular room.

Take a look at some fresh ideas that you can personally take advantage to give your room a fresh look for the most popular season of the year.

Yellow Wallpaper In Kitchen

This color is one of the best options for adding amusement and life to an interior space. Besides just adding it to your walls, it can be fun to look for matching yellow decorations that will complement your walls.

Yellow Wallpaper Room Scenes

You might like the color but don’t want to decorate an entire room with it. No problem! Yellow is such a bright color that you only need a pinch of it for it to have its desired effect.

Adds pops of yellow throughout a room to achieve a balanced color scheme that is cheerful without becoming too intense.

Add Dashes Of Yellow For Quick Pops of Color

Adding some white and rustic decor to your accent wall can give a particular space an upbeat vintage look.

Bedroom With Yellow Wallpaper

Traditional yellow floral wallpaper and gray paint make great complements like the one seen bellow. Add some accent decor, a little black and a vintage photo to complete the room.

black and yellow wallpaper

Yellow and dark blue always make for a modern accent wall that is distinct and sophisticated.

Blue and Yellow Wallpaper

Need a little more inspiration?  Take a look at some room scenes from the Bistro 750 and Ashford House Silhouettes collections. You might want to think about incorporating some rrellis, geometic oval swrills or graphic bird prints, all of which are in style right now.


Here is a creative room scene of a dining room papered with Trellis wallpaper from the Bistro 750 collection.


If you’re a fan of classy sophistication, you might enjoy striped patterns. Browse a fan favorite, aptly named Ashford Stripes, for wallcoverings specific to this type of design.


This multi-colored graphic print is called “Bird on a Wire,” also from the Bistro 750 collection. Its a great pattern for people who want to add not only color but a nice pop of amusement to their kitchen area.


One could go on about all the many fun room scenes you can make with yellow accent decor. You can decorate an entire room with the color or mix-and-match.

Use the coupon code YellowWalls at checkout to get an additional 5% off any yellow wallpaper or border pattern you find on our site. Have fun planning, let us know if you need any help and be sure to send us loads of pictures so that we can inspire others.

Feature Friday: Olde Francaise by Seabrook

Olde Francaise Wallpaper Book

It’s absolutely stunning how these designers find their inspiration for these wallpaper books!

This month, Seabrook Wallcovering has released a brand new collection, called Olde Francaise.

By now, we are used to Seabrook coming up with unique series based around tightly themed subjects but this one, as they say, “takes the cake.”

The entire collection is inspired by French antiquity, from King Louis XVI to Napoleon. The culture, fashions and lifestyle of the French Empire during their colonial days embody these wallpapers.

You’ve got to have a pretty creative and imaginative team in order to successfully represent an entire time period in one single wallpaper collection, and yet that is just what this design studio has accomplished. Here’s a small sample of the patterns within this series:



Toulouse Damask






Avignon Crest




Calais Filigree




Paris Damask




Limoges Floral


Limoges Damask


Newest Candice Olson Wallpaper Collection: Modern Luxe

This is a fantastic collection that perfectly mirrors the design philosophy we’ve all come to expect from one of the premier interior designers in North America.

The designs featured in Modern Luxe are distinctly modern and will appeal to anyone who likes contemporary yet tasteful wall décor.

The use of innovative textures is what makes this particular Candice Olson book unique among the other seven.

Though her books have always featured textured patterns , Modern Luxe pushes the use of distinctive textured elements in wallpaper to another level.

Soft felt, capriz shells, banana fibers, glass beads and a mix of sand/glitter bits are embedded into many of the patterns.

Take a look at some of the room scenes bellow for a quick glimpse of what some of these patterns look like on when hung up.

Sometimes it’s hard to get a true picture of what a pattern looks like from the product page so we took some close up photos of the pages that really stood out.  Hope you enjoy :)

April 2014: Trending Wall Decor Patterns

April 2014: Trending Wall Decor Patterns

Pirouette Textured DN3740 Pattern from Candice Olson’s Modern Luxe

In a recent article from the Decorologist about trending color trends, Kristie Barnett quotes

David Bromstad says that wallpaper is becoming the hot, new accent wall.  New technology means that more intricate designs are possible and that wallpaper and murals are now removable and movable, which dispels the phobia that has haunted anyone who has attempted to remove decades-old wallpaper.

Just several years ago, the only thing that bloggers and designers were talking about in reference to wallpaper was how to remove it. You could read an endless stream of horror stories followed by pictures of a husband and wife tearing down ugly twenty-year-old wallpaper, piece by piece, sometimes along with the drywall.

Four months into the New Year, it appears that the public has finally realized that the entire wallcovering industry has entirely changed how they manufacturer their product.

The backing is now made from a material composed of special blend of synthetic and natural fibers, which results in the material not breaking apart into little pieces when it’s torn down, as seen here.

As long as the walls are correctly prepped, the wallpaper should peel off in long stripes when you are ready to take it down.

And, while we are on the subject, it’s a good time to take a look at what’s trending this year.

The top two color combinations are have stayed the same, beige and black & white, however it’s interesting to look at four specific patterns that more people are buying than usual.

Large geometric lines

Bold shapes have historically caused hesitation in homeowners. As much as most people like to look at large colorful squiggly lines, most people tend to be quite conservative in what they actually choose for their wall decor.

The great news is that bold patterns and shapes do not necessarily have to come in bold colors.

It seems that manufacturers finally caught on to this fact and realized that homeowners are willing to take a chance on something new but within reason. York and Brewster are releasing some very bold yet gender neutral patterns that individuals can actually see in their homes.


Masculine prints

Very masculine designs like pinstripes and dark paisleys are on the uptick. These patterns give an interior space a very sophisticated appearance and complements office spaces extremely well.

Masculine Paisley

Metallic highlights 

In the past, way too much “glamour” was put into modern themed collections. The end result was a very small audience for these collections.

The overwhelming vast majority of people tend to decorate their homes conservatively, however, there is a segment of the population that craves something with a little more edge than what their great-grandmother had.

Wallpaper with small hints of metallic and glitter are the best way to accomplish this. We are seeing more designer brands add metallic lines and sparkle elements to otherwise very classic patterns.  This trend has has been well received by many people, creating a whole new niche within itself called “modern classic.”

Metallic Hints

Natural grasscloth

Grasscloth appeals to people who like a sophisticated yet “earthy” look to their wall decor. Made from organic grass fibers, this wallpaper allows you to add subtle textures to your home without being boring.


Its amazing to see the creativity people are displaying when it comes to wallpaper. The headlines have gone from this industry “making a comeback” to innovative projects you can do with leftovers. Jump right over and check out how this person decorated their the inside of their refrigerator here.  Until next time…