Whoever said wallpaper was just meant for your walls didn’t know Stefanie Schoen, the ultimate do-it-yourselfer behind the blog The Style Safari. The mom-to-be has been prepping for her little baby girl’s arrival and has taken on the task of designing her daughter’s nursery from floor to ceiling. While this might seem like a daunting task for some, it’s a walk in the park for Stefanie. She recently did an entire wallpaper refresh in her dining room while seven months pregnant — on her own! There’s nothing this lady can’t do!
When the style trends for 2018 were announced by the leaders of the home décor industry, it was no surprise to see wallpaper making the list…again. Over the past few years we have grown to love wallpaper as a quick and easy way to refresh a room. With easy application and even easier removal, our home- and apartment-friendly wallpaper gives you the best of both worlds. Will 2018 be the year you finally complete the home makeover of your dreams? Find inspiration for your walls—and beyond—from these 15 wallpaper projects that have caught our eye.
Removable wallpaper might just be our most versatile product at Spoonflower. You can use it for giant wall stickers, accents in your home, dressing your tech, lining drawers, and the list goes on and on! Below we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite wallpaper projects from bloggers and Spoonflower employees that we hope will inspire you to tackle your next home dec aspiration.
1. This stunner of a budget rental kitchen remodel had our jaws dropping.
2. Giant DIY Wall Stickers
If you’re anything like Spoonflower team member Meredith, you’ve probably snapped your fair share of instagram photos. If you’re also like Meredith, you’ve probably never printed any of those artfully filtered photos! Today, see how she changed her ways by creating 36 custom Instagram photo magnets for under $10!
If “never printing your camera phone photos” was a sport, I’d be the grand champion. However, this holiday season, I’ve finally decided to change my ways while also making the perfect personalized gift… and on a budget! With the help of Instagram, Photoshop and just one swatch of Spoonflower’s woven wallpaper, I used photos that may have never seen the light of day and transformed them into beautiful photo magnets! Follow along as I show you how I made this personalized gift. [Read more…] about DIY on a Dime : How To Make 36 Photo Magnets for Under $10!
When you think of pizza, what comes to mind? Gooey cheese? Endless amounts of toppings?…Spoonflower wallpaper?
When local pizza trailer ( yes, that’s a thing in Durham!) Pie Pushers began planning the opening of their first store-front location in downtown Durham, they reached out to Spoonflower with a unique custom printing idea. While we knew this partnership would be the perfect blend of design, community support, and lots of creativity, we were mostly focused on one thing…pizza.
With the help of Spoonflower’s smooth wallpaper, learn how owner’s Mike Hacker and Becky Cascio transformed the two shop restrooms from blah to pi-zza!
Our latest featured maker had an unconventional start growing up as a child actress and singer on sets and sound stages across the country. Later, Kathryn Zaremba received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and moved to New York City, where she was a design assistant to Jonathan Adler and illustrated textiles for Rachel Antonoff. Now settled in Washington, DC, she creates whimsical textile designs from a workshop she shares with other female makers called the Lemon Bowl. Plan a visit if you’re in the area, and read on to learn how Kathryn fuels her successful small business.
My day starts with: “COFFEE! Then usually checking emails and customer inquiries, depends on the day. I try to plan a couple of days (or several half days) that are dedicated to making. The majority of my work is creating pattern designs for wallpaper and textiles but I also make paper portraits. These are intricate cutouts I am commissioned by people to make, so it’s important to allot enough time for them!”
Love furniture re-do projects like this one? Enter to win Barb Blair’s new book, Furniture Makes the Room + 4 rolls of custom wallpaper
To celebrate the launch of Barb Blair (Knack Studio’s) inspiring second book, Furniture Makes the Room, we’re giving away a copy to four lucky winners! One grand prize winner will also score 4 rolls of Spoonflower’s Smooth Wallpaper in any design ($240 value) to tackle some of those fab home décor projects in the book.
This promotion is now closed. Winners were notified on Monday, May 9.
Did you miss Barb’s tutorial yesterday for how to update an old jewelry box using Spoonflower paper scraps? Find it here!
Today we'd like you to meet designer Kristi Heck as part of our new Meet the Designer series. Hailing from Panama then California, and most recently the great, green rainforest of the Pacific Northwest, Kristi is inspired by her natural environment and uses acrylic paints to create scenes involving friendly creatures, soil, vegetables, and lots of vivid color. She's down to earth in more ways than one–keep reading and get to know what gets Kristi's creative juices flowing.
Where do you currently live? I live in Hood River, Oregon.
My day starts with the little dog whining to be invited on the bed. Once she’s up (sitting on my chest, attempting to lick), the big dog arrives. His warm fuzzy head smells like corn chips. After a quiet moment, I’m up: feed dogs, make coffee, drink coffee with husband, pack lunches, wake kids, get dressed, breakfast kids, walk dogs and kids to school, return with just dogs. Then it’s down to my studio to work…
I fell in love with fabric design when… I turned around. This love (sort of, not really) snuck up on me. Our house is chockfull of textiles: Pendleton wool, reverse appliqué molas by the Guna Yala of Panama, Indian kantha quilts, chunky knits, plush flokati, African Dutch wax block prints, and a crazy variety of patterned throw pillows. I’ve always loved designing with fabrics; I’m brand new to designing actual fabrics. Our family moved to Hood River mid-December 2013, our first winter in about ten years. Time lived in Southern California combined with six years in the Republic of Panama had left us cold. Literally. So I over-dressed and began painting creatures hibernating. Soon, the animals migrated into human beds. Painting their bedding was my favorite part. I thought I’d try designing fabric versus just painting it, but the ability to create a repeat pattern eluded me… I have dozens of horrible designs stashed in file folders titled “Trials” and “Tribulations.” Then I found the class “How to design fabric” at creativebug.com featuring Spoonflower. Click! Apparently, my visual brain required a visual demo, as I later uncovered near-verbatim written instruction in multiple fabric design books I already own!
Are you ready to level up your laptop case? About time to freshen up those tired old stickers that have been there since you created your Myspace account? If so, listen up! By far the favorite wallpaper hack among Spoonflower employees is the peel-and-stick laptop skin. There's a reason why just about each and every laptop in the Spoonflower HQ offices is adorned with a swatch of Woven Peel & Stick wallpaper! It's affordable (a swatch is just $7.50!) and super easy to peel off and change with the seasons of life. Plus, with all the options in our indie Marketplace or the ability to design your own, you can truly let your creativity run wild. Watch our video tutorial below to find out just how easy this wallpaper hack really is!