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By Courtney Napier on February 12, 2024
We are loving what people are doing with our Grasscloth Wallpaper! Tiffany DeLangie of Pretty Real Blog shares her experience adding grasscloth to her home’s entryway to give it some more personality. Read on to see why grasscloth was an easy choice for her home with an added extra bonus hint on installation too! (Note: All photographs in this post are by Melissa Vossler.)
Even before I knew a single thing about design, I loved grasscloth wallpaper. As someone who loves texture and bold design but is admittedly afraid of a lot of pattern, grasscloth is the perfect choice. Add Spoonflower—a source I’ve scoured and admired for years (I last used their wallpaper in my pantry project!)—and it became a done deal!
Our entry went from dark and boring to bold and beautiful and I could not be more pleased! If you’re considering wallpaper, here are some reasons to put grasscloth at the top of your list.
First, grasscloth is a classic choice. I’m a bit of a commitment-phobe so the thought of choosing something trendy makes me sweat. If I’m going to do something quasi-permanent, I want it to have staying power. Grasscloth does! It’s been en vogue for decades and that’s not going to change any time soon. However, I love that you can take a classic paper like grasscloth, apply a pattern to it, and you’ve got a fresh take on a classic design choice.
Secondly, with Spoonflower’s grasscloth, you get texture and pattern. It’s the best of both worlds. If you choose to eliminate the pattern, the texture alone is enough to elevate a space. Choosing grasscloth in one of many colorways is another way to make your space stand out (I was very tempted to put mauve grasscloth in my daughter’s room; how stunning would that have been?!).
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen that my samples consisted of solids, subtle patterns and bold patterns. Forgive the dramatics, but it was the hardest choice of my life. Ha! They were all so beautiful! In the end, I chose something that felt true to my style—a classic striped pattern with loads of texture, in warm tones.
I’ve seen grasscloth in a variety of applications and it never disappoints. It’s a special wall treatment that simultaneously feels both safe and daring.
One final note—if you’re a pro DIYer, you may be able to handle grasscloth, but professional installation is recommended. Make sure the person has worked with grasscloth before as its texture dictates careful treatment.
If you do go the DIY route, our installer recommended using delicate surface frog tape for double cutting—the process in which you overlap the paper and then cut through both layers at the same time to perfectly match the edges.
He also recommended Zinsser Shieldz Universal Wallcovering Primer, which isn’t too sticky to use with grasscloth. In addition, he said the paper is easier to remove when you use this type of primer. Our entry took about 6 hours to install excluding primer dry time.
Tiffany DeLangie is a Home Decor influencer with an emphasis on family-friendly design. What started as a creative outlet during her transition from the workforce to becoming a stay-at-home mom, has turned into sharing practical ways to create beauty in your home. She has a knack for accessible design (but stands by the advice to have a splurge in every room!) and DIY. Tiffany and her husband Joe are currently transforming their basic new build into a home that suits their family and style, one DIY and mood board at a time. Tiffany is a lover of guacamole, snagging a good deal, the beach and laughing—though not necessarily in that order.