Magnetic Wallpaper Lets You Customize Your Space
We’ve swooned over glow-in-the-dark wallpaper and marveled at how many cool and practical apps there are to wallpaper your desktop. And now we found our newest obsession: MagScapesmagnetic wallpaper! Functional, pretty, and constantly letting you come up with new uses and designs, this wallpaper innovation is a Brit HQ must.
Magnetic wallpaper is super cool in theory, but when you start thinking about all the practical applications for this product, it gets even better. Hang phone numbers by the fridge, recipes by the stove, or task lists by the computer. Decorate your room with easily swappable photos or posters. Play with magnetic poetry for some inspiration or let the kids learn with alphabet magnets! It’s like hanging things on the refrigerator… but so much cooler!
As if magnetic wallpaper isn’t awesome enough, MagScapes brings several options to customize it even more. You can get plain white or one of the company’s pretty patterns. You can print your own design and customize it to your taste and space. They even offer dry erase magnetic wallpaper!
We think the dry-erase version of this would be perfect for a creative office — we’re getting giddy just dreaming about all the brainstorming and planning you could do with that on your walls! It brings our love for dry-erase paint to the next level with the addition of the magnetic functionality.
The company also sells a wide variety of magnets, from “funky pirates” to sturdy disc magnets. You can also totally use any magnets you already own (and this IS an excuse to DIY pretty magnets of all shapes and sizes and from all kinds of materials – stay tuned).
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)