four of our favorite tips for pairing art with patterned wallpapers, and many of the most successful art/wallpaper pairings lie in their ability to be either monochromatic, united by their similarities, high contrast, and/or playful with pattern. Today we’re showing you how to get the look in your own home with four wallpaper and art combinations that are all available for you to purchase! 90
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Uniting Similarities: This Small Flowers paper from Flavor Paper’s new Warhol collection is the perfect backdrop for Amy Jean Porter’s punchy print, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak for 20×200. Inspired by the idea of floral and fauna, this art and wallpaper pairing share a similar theme yet still feels fresh and unpredictable.
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Contrast: Kelly Wearstler’s Imperial Trellis for Schumacher gets a bit of an edge from an abstract piece by Linda Colletta titled A Love Story. We love how the citrine color of the paper plays off the lilac and pink hues of the artwork.
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Monochromatic: Black and white never looked so good. Celerie Kemble’s Ripple wallpaper in Zebra could be an abstract piece of art in itself – paired with a watercolor by Jen Garrido, the two work together to make a statement that is undeniably chic.
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Pattern Play: Stunning gold & ivory colored wallpaper by Calico Papers sets the stage for Brian Merriam’s photograph, Foreshadowing. Their similar golden hues complement one another while at the same time taking on a light of their own. While your eye dances around every unique curve and irregularity of the custom paper, the photograph, with its one point perspective, seems to stop you right in your tracks; it’s this contrast in movement that allows both of the pieces to work so well together.
Hopefully our little primer gives you the confidence to start mixing art and wallpaper in your own home. And hey, if you’re still feeling a little wary, you can’t go wrong with one of the pairings we’ve created above.