Grasscloth wallpaper had its heyday in the 1970s — in fact my parents' living room was covered in it as were several of their friends' — but I've been noticing it popping up more and more and in an unlikely place: children's rooms. Is grasscloth back? Probably not, but it does seem to have shed its association with the groovy 70s and instead adopted an air of sophistication and glamour.

I know what you're thinking - mixing grasscloth and little sticky, dirty fingers is a terrible idea. Well, many of these rooms actually use a faux grasscloth wallpaper for a similar visual effect without the same maintenance worries - a smart choice for children's bedrooms or playrooms.

  1. A Glam Gold and Grasscloth Nursery on Apartment Therapy
  2. Aqua blue grasscloth in a girl's bedroom by Kathleen DiPaulo Designs
  3. A Grasscloth Boy's Nursery in Jamie Mears' home on Lonny
  4. Boys' Bedroom in Greenwich by Laura Stern Design
  5. Girl's bedroom with honeysuckle pink grasscloth walls from Phillip Jeffries on HGTV
  6. Nursery in a Brooklyn Heights Greek Revival Home on CWB Architects
  7. Blue grasscloth in Guiliana and Bill Ranci's son's nautical nursery, design by Lonni Paul seen on The LA Times
  8. A preschool boy's bedroom in Lee Kleinheimer's Atlanta home on One Kings Lane blog
  9. Pink Grasscloth Wallpaper by Ralph Lauren in Courtney Kardashian's daughter Penelope's room on InStyle
  10. Children's room in a Nantucket home designed by John Willey