Wallpaper in the Kitchen

White and painted kitchens can be nice and bright, but hanging wallpaper packs a real punch. Whether you do one wall or four, you don't have to cover the whole room to bring in some patterned personality.

My mom is the family's resident wallpaper-er and stencil-er, and the kitchen I grew up with has gone through two different patterns. Memories make me biased, but I think having a wallpapered kitchen can be one more fun way of confidently showing your style.

Wallpaper with a bigger pattern can make a great focal point, especially in a galley kitchen (Images 6 and 8). Used on more than one wall, wallpaper can make a kitchen feel as cozy as a living room (Image 3). As in Image 7, it also can give continuity between those rooms. When applied in small areas, such as above (Image 10) or between cabinets (Image 4), wallpaper can provide an unexpected touch of color and creativity.

Images: 1. Skona Hem 2. via Emmas Designblogg 3. Lonny 4. Rebecca Szeto for The Kitchn 5. Ideal Home via Homes on Film 6. Domino 7. House to Home 8. via Emmas Designblogg 9. via One Shoe Daily 10. Lonny

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Kim has been sharing creative projects and ideas as a Contributor to Apartment Therapy since 2010. Her writing highlights stylish, budget-friendly solutions to common household problems. Kim is a fluent French speaker and a houseplant enthusiast.

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