That is the question. As we ready our house for move in, I realized something devastating. Ok, it’s not really devastating – I have a flair for the over dramatic – but it’s a major design oversight on my part, none the less. You see, in our master bath we’re going to enjoy a little jewel box of a room – just for our toilet (you can sneak a peek of it on Instagram here)! Call it a WC, a powder room or what have you – whatever its name, the room is ripe for some very creative design and I just forgot about it! In the middle of 5 million minute decisions you have to make when renovating (style of door stop anyone?) , this little room fell off my radar. But it’s not too late! Now that I have some time to focus I want to take advantage of this opportunity to play.
That’s where I need your help. I’m on the fence about wallpaper. I’ve had wars with it in the past. It can feel dated so quickly. And yet it can be the ultimate statement maker.
Now I like the idea of making a bold, dramatic choice but there are a few things I want to avoid. The first is going too girlie. I often find wallpaper to lean very feminine and I’m just not really into feminine spaces. And the husband will be using this rom too, obviously! Secondly, I would want find a pattern I won’t be sick of in a year. Or five. Possibly 10. And then there’s question of do you go dark or light? Since it’s a tiny room dark would be really dramatic but could make it feel like the walls are closing in on you. But is light, neutral wallpaper kind of a cop out? I’m into that floral wall decal idea. It could look very cool wrapped around there walls, but that’s definitely wallpaper-light. Isn’t making a statement the whole point?
At the moment I’m leaning toward a solution that falls somewhere in the middle. I actually really like the watercolor wallpaper from a South African company Lemon pictured above. It has a strong color without being completely overwhelming. I also love that it’s not a print. I think would tire of a pattern very quickly. And since our lovely little toilet room has a giant window a watercolor print could play really nicely with the natural light as it changes over the course of the day.
Hmmm, decisions decisions. Ok my fellow design aficionados, what say you? Are you on the wallpaper bandwagon or no?
PS: We are only a couple of weeks from moving into our historic Victorian here in San Francisco (there’s been another delay – more on what I’ve learned about renovation woes is on Snapchat @apartment34!). To catch up on our entire renovation process click here!