10 Mural Wallpapers That Add Drama to Your Space

Wallpaper is everywhere this year. This we already know. But lately, the trend has blossomed into something entirely new, with giant flowers looming over dining rooms and large birds peering down on you from above. We’re talking about dramatic wallpaper and hand-painted murals that are filling some of 2016’s chicest interiors with whimsy and a very noticeable focal point. For these gorgeous designs, bigger is (almost always) better, and color reigns supreme —unless you opt for a vintage-inspired cityscape scene. Here are 10 of our favorites, ranging from lighthearted and fun to dark and dramatic. Note: Prices will vary based on size.

1. Anthropologie Rosella Mural ($448): This lovely design transforms your walls into a watercolored work of art.

2. Timorous Beasties Meridian Palm ($167): We love the way this lush botanical print juxtaposes with the exposed brick in this one-of-a-kind living room.

3. Ellie Cashman Design Dark Floral II Black Desaturated Wallpaper ($112): This feminine print feels striking and modern thanks to its scale.

4. Photowall Brussels ($30): A giant drawing of historic Brussels, Belgium makes for a unique and beautiful backdrop for any room.

5. WonderWallstore Bloom Wallpaper ($89): Added texture elevates this pretty floral print to a true work of art.

6. Mural Wallpaper Mixed Tropical Leaves ($34): Give your space a retro jungle vibe with this lush tropical pattern.

7. Surface View Audobon Greater Flamingo Wallpaper ($515): This pink flamingo is sure to add a splash of style to your space.

8. Jumanjii Watercolor Cactus Wallpaper ($37): This soft yet colorful wallpaper brings the spirit of the desert into your decor.

9. AnneWallDicor Vintage Illustration Mural Wallpaper ($259): Set your space to the backdrop of the city with this lovely illustrated wallpaper mural.

10. Jumanjii Watercolor Exotic Floral Wallpaper ($37): This botanical beauty will jazz up your space no matter where you put it.

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Turns out the new season of Only Murders In The Building isn’t the only reason behind Selena Gomez' everglow. Nope, our girl has some legit beauty tips that keep her looking on point at all times. Sit back and prepare to get schooled by one muse we can’t get enough of. These nine hair and skin lessons will take your summer to the next level.

Selena Gomez Beauty Lessons For Your Hair

Beauty Lesson #1

Dirty hair holds style better than clean strands. That’s why the “Lose You To Love Me” singer told Allure in 2016 that she only cleanses her hair every four days, relying on dry shampoo and Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($24) to touch up her roots in between washes.

Beauty Lesson #2

Apply your favorite hair oil overnight to kick dry ends to the curb. Vogue revealed that while on her second solo tour, the singer, actress, and entrepreneur routinely applies Pantene Gold Series Intense Hydrating Oil ($8) before pulling her hair into a bun for the night. Who knew?

Beauty Lesson #3

A signature hairstyle should embrace your natural texture. She relies on Pantene Airspray Hairspray ($5) to keep her texture light and soft, telling Vogue, “I love being able to let it flow and be wavy because that’s my go-to look.”

Selena Gomez Beauty Lessons For Your Face

Beauty Lesson #4

She believes in cleaning her face err’day. The beauty-lover revealed to Into the Glossthat her daily regimen begins with her Clarisonic Mia Facial Cleansing Brush ($167), “When I don’t get a chance to do the whole routine in the morning, it really bums me out.” Girl, we hear you!

Beauty Lesson #5

Treat problematic areas of your face preventatively. Perfect skin like the songstress’ takes work, which is why uses a humidifier and face-mask combo on-the-reg to keep her blemish-prone chin area clear. This Urban Outfitters Mini Mushroom Humidifier ($24) is cute, cheap, and convenient to boot.

Beauty Lesson #6

Gomez balances out her beauty. The icon-in-the-making notes that she prefers a balanced look, opting for bold eyes or bold lips, but never both at the same time. Allurerevealed that she keeps her foundation light to avoid cakiness, and her Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation ($29) is the perfect pick.

Selena Gomez Beauty Lessons For Your Body

Beauty Lesson #7

Stress shows. So the former Disney star is all about striking that perfect work-life balance. Trainer Amy Rosoff helped her remove scales, fast food, and crash-diets from her life entirely. And while there’s nothing else like the beauty-restoring powers of a good night’s rest, Gomez swore toByrdie that it’s First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy AM Gel Cream (Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Cream, $36, is a good alternative) that keeps her looking bright-eyed each morning — even after late nights spent afterparty-hopping post-awards shows.

Beauty Lesson #8

Regular sweat-seshes keep skin soft and glowing. Of course working out helps your physique look svelte AF. But Gomez adores the Infrared Sweat Wraps from Shape House to burn calories and eliminate toxins, tellingElle, “It’s changed my skin, it’s kind of changed my body as well, so it feels really good. That’s kind of been something that works really well for me personally.”

Beauty Lesson #9

Stay hydrated. Scoring an enviable pout like the celeb’s comes down to hydration — and, well, genetics. She shared with Into the Gloss that her everyday lippie is none other than Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy ($36), an anti-aging lip treatment that moisturizes, smoothes, and contours your pucker.

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Is your phone background feeling a little stale? Swap out the understated and moody tones we embraced during the holidays for something that just screams 'spring!' This is the perfect, not to mention insanely easy, way to add some extra color to your day-to-day. Keep reading to find the bright and punchy wallpaper of your dreams — which you can download here.

Everything Checks Out

Checkerboards are totally in right now, and we're not talking about the board game (although we love a good game night). We're all about checkered loungewear and sneakers, but our obsession also extends to phone backgrounds.

Celebrate Good Times

During the toughest of times, we need reminders that everything will be okay. Just like flowers need kindness, care, and time to grow, so do we!

Fresh As A Daisy

We love big cities. The endless concrete and skyscrapers? Not so much. Nature-themed backgrounds are great for anyone who wishes they had fields, flowers, and trees to look at 24/7.

Head In The Clouds

Sometimes all we need to feel more grounded is a simple reminder to breathe.

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With the Summer Solstice having taken place on June 21, summer is officially here. The days are as long as they're going to get, and we're gearing up for three months of celebrations, picnics, lazy days, and summer foods. June 24-26 is actually the weekend Sweden will celebrate Midsommar, a traditional holiday around the time of the Summer Solstice. If you're an Ari Aster fan you're probably reasonably familiar with the concept, but if not, think flower crowns, natural pops of color, delicious food, and warm weather.

In honor of the holiday, IKEA is releasing limited-edition products you can win if you're an IKEA family member (that is, a member of their free loyalty program). The Blomma collection's hat, tote, and tee are incredibly cute, but we're even more psyched for the accompanying lookbook. Read on for all the food, flower, and activity inspo you need to throw a whimsical, sunny Midsommar celebration of your own — or any other summer party.

Eat Outside

The folks over at IKEA told us that you can always expect amazing food at any Midsommar festival. Every celebration ends with enjoying delicious food out in the sun with your pals. Here are a few of our favorite summertime recipes for the occasion:

Easy Outdoor Trail Mix

Easy to make and delicious to eat, this healthy trail mix will help you power through whatever summer adventures might come your way. (viaBrit + Co)

Artichoke A La Mode Flatbread Pizza

Doughy, vegetal and summery, this flatbread pizza is perfect for outdoor celebrations. Tomatoes and artichokes sourced fresh from the farmers' market are best for celebrating seasonally. (via Culinary Hill)

Paleo Pasta Salad

A light and delicious version of a summer staple, this "pasta" salad is chock full of nutritious fruit and veg like zucchini, tomatoes, and olives. (via Brit + Co)

Soda Chanh Muối

Midsommar may be a Swedish tradition, but that doesn't mean you can't travel around the world a bit. This refreshing pickled Vietnamese lemonade recipe is the ultimate warm-weather refresher. (via Brit + Co)

Watermelon Jerky

Head to the market to pick up a seasonal melon, and go wild with this hydrating, refreshing, and crowd-pleasing snack. (via Brit + Co)

Decorate With Fresh Flowers

Another way the Swedes celebrate Midsommar is to decorate with flowers. Floral crowns aren't just a Coachella staple... they're actually a summertime tradition. You can also erect a Maypole, symbolic of fertility, or harvest wildflowers to honor the height of the growing season.

How To Make A Flower Crown

This easy-to-follow DIY has you covered if you're ready to honor Midsommar with a floral creation of your own. (viaBrit + Co)

How To Arrange Flowers Like A Pro

This quick and handy guide will help you arrange all the flora you harvest (or buy) for a gorgeous seasonal display. To really get the hang of it, check out our Flower Arranging class! (via Brit + Co)

Gather With Friends

No matter what you eat or do, the most important part of celebrating Midsommar is gathering with your friends and family. Spending time outside at the height of summertime comes naturally for most of us, so if all else fails, just get outside and enjoy the weather! Here are some of our favorite activities to try:

  • Go for a picnic
  • Ride your bike
  • Take a nature hike
  • Drink cocktails or mocktails in the sun
  • Head to the beach
  • Read a book under your favorite tree
  • Pick wildflowers
  • Visit a winery or orchard to see what's in season
  • Make something yummy with ingredients from your local farmers' market

Make A Little Magic

Midsommar might not be as creepy as the eponymous movie suggests, but there *is* a healthy dose of superstition behind it. Our insiders at IKEA explained that on Midsommar Eve, it's a tradition for children to pick seven different flowers from the field and place them under their pillow before going to bed. According to tradition, they'll dream of their future partner that night.

You, too, can participate in this cute and romantic form of future-reading. Or alternatively, bring a little mysticism into the day by doing a tarot spread, reading your palm, meditating with some incense, or cloud-gazing (arguably the most wholesome form of divination ever).

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Wallpaper can make a big impact even in the smallest spaces, which gives you the freedom to go bold in any room. And with so many beautiful peel-and-stick and adjustable options these days the commitment factor is pretty low. Still, if you're not ready to go all out and do a whole room you can think beyond the four walls and consider an accent wall, stair risers, or a door to add some Insta-worthy flair. Here are a slew of statement prints to consider for your next DIY home project. Happy papering!

Hygge & West x Oh Joy! Petal Pusher Traditional Wallpaper ($175/roll)


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We are always looking for new smoothie recipes, and Hailey Bieber has got us covered. Her new collab with Erewhon Market is our new summer smoothie obsession. This strawberry smoothie is tasty and contains ingredients that are so good for your skin, it's almost unbelievable. If you don't live in California, or you just want to make it for a fraction of the cost, keep reading for everything you need to know about the drink that will give you glowing skin.

What's In Hailey Bieber's New Smoothie?

Not only do the ingredients in this skincare smoothie give your skin a boost, but they'll help in the long run too. Almonds contain a nice dose of vitamin E and zinc, while strawberries are good for your heart, and the collagen and hyaluronic acid may help your skin cell turnover. Plus, this recipe uses vegan cream instead of dairy, and both maple syrup and dates, sweeteners that have more nutrients than sugar.

There's one ingredient on here that you might not be familiar with at all: sea moss gel. This ingredient (which you can order on Amazon, btw) is sea moss that has been soaked in water to soften. As weird as it sounds, it's good for your heart and your immune system.

How To Make Hailey Bieber's Strawberry Glaze Skin Smoothie

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We would definitely recommend the vanilla collagen peptides, but if you're not a huge fan of vanilla, you can go with unflavored instead ;).

@glowwithava almost flew to LA to get this smoothie & celebrate @rhode skin 🥺 sipping on this smoothie until then! #haileybiebersmoothie#skinsmoothie#seamoss#jelloskin#erewhon♬ original sound - AVA

Feel free to make any swaps with other ingredients that you prefer. @glowwithava switches maple syrup and the strawberry glaze for date syrup, and honestly we're on board.

@gretchlynch If you’re not in LA, make the new Erewhon smoothie at home! 💖 #erewhon#diy#copycatrecipe#haileybieber#strawberry#strawberrysmoothie♬ Music For a Sushi Restaurant - Harry Styles

To make your homemade strawberry glaze, just melt some strawberries and honey, then use a strainer. Easy-peasy!

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Self-care is always important, but when you're struggling with something like infertility, taking care of your body and your mind is more important than ever. In honor of Infertility Awareness Month, we spoke to reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist Jessica Ryniec about some ideas for handling anxiety and physical pain, and enhancing emotional wellbeing.

B+C: Why is self-care important when coping with infertility?

Dr. Ryniec: Infertility can be extremely stressful, isolating, even without adding the physical and mental demand of evaluation and treatment; it touches all aspects of your life. The uncertainty about the outcome can make this even more frustrating and difficult to handle.

An infertility diagnosis can cause psychological symptoms similar to those caused by other serious medical conditions such as cancer (Domar 1993), and self-care is essential to help getting you through it. While stress or anxiety is unlikely to be a cause of your infertility, we do know that managing stress during fertility treatment may lead to better outcomes.

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B+C: What does self-care look like when dealing with a medical issue?

Dr. Ryniec: Self-care can look different for different people because everyone responds to stress in different ways. My number one recommendation is to give yourself grace and be kind to yourself. Also, try to find time to do the things that you enjoy. Whether that be going for a walk, doing yoga, spending time with friends, reading or even binging an entire show online in one sitting. Try to take time every day to do at least one small thing that makes you happy.

B+C: How does self-care help with the anxiety someone might be feeling about infertility?

Dr Ryniec: Practicing self-care can include techniques that help reduce anxiety, and it can give someone safe “infertility free” time so that they are not constantly in a state of focus on only infertility, which often leads to worsening mental health and anxiety.

B+C: Certain conditions that cause infertility, like endometriosis, can be very painful. Are there particular stretches or activities that can help with pain?

Dr. Ryniec: Endometriosis pain can be difficult to manage and just like self-care, different things may work for different people. Heat tends to be a reliable treatment option whether through heating pads or warm baths. TENS machines also can provide a lot of relief for some people. There can also be good effects from physical therapy and acupuncture. Always make sure, though, that if you’re in treatment cycles, you clear anything by your doctor.

B+C: What are some physical self-care activities you recommend?

Dr. Ryniec: We know that some form of moving your body can be beneficial, and yoga, acupuncture, exercise, and progressive relaxation have all been shown to improve physical and mental well-being through infertility treatment. I recommend finding an activity that you enjoy and doesn’t feel like a chore because that increases the benefits.

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B+C: What are some mental self-care activities you recommend?

Dr. Ryniec: Finding and committing to “fertility free” activities to allow yourself a break can be really important to mental health through this process. Meditation and mindfulness can help with negative self-talk, which is often a huge source of mental anguish.

I also think it is really beneficial to outsource the things you don’t need to do yourself if you have the ability to have friends or family cook food when they can, hire a house cleaner, avoid taking on extra projects at work, and so on. Taking some of these things off your own plate can help decrease your mental burden.

B+C: What are some emotional self-care activities you recommend?

Dr. Ryniec: I think it is so important to try to rally your support and ask for help if you need it. While I believe it is important to recognize and acknowledge your feelings, it is also important to find a way to do this and then let them go, whether this be through talking to friends, your partner, community support groups, a therapist, through journaling or some other mindfulness practice.

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