Our Newest Interior Design Crush? Glow in the Dark Wallpaper by Flat Vernacular
Did you have glow in the dark constellations on your ceiling as a kid? Or did you covet the ones your next door neighbor had? The new wallpaper collection by Flat Vernacular will bring back your love of things that glow in the dark, but with a modern, beautiful aesthetic.
Each glow in the dark paper is printed using glow in the dark ink. Once the inks are charged by typical room lighting or sunlight, certain sections of each print will glow for a few minutes before fading. So you needn't worry about sleeping in a crazy glowing room – these just make the act of turning of the lights a wee bit sweeter.
If long term glow is something you're down with and you have access to ultraviolet light, you can potentially make these papers glow forever. Yes, forever.
We love how the Morning Bloom pattern changes from a soft, coral environment to one that looks like a grotto under the sea.
In addition to a playful collection of luminescent pieces, Flat Vernacular has a whole slew of other gorgeous prints. The bold floral pieces above are printed on silver mylar, and would add a richly-hued pop to any room. Perfect for a small space or accent wall.
Or go for a slightly more subtle look with golden Ranunculas printed on gold mylar.
This paper, titled Too Much Stuff is the perfect complement to a recently reorganized craft closet. It would be fun to get a framed piece of this if the "Too Much Stuff" pattern is… too much. ;)
And because we're a tech company, we have a natural affinity for cats. This paper, called Out of the Jungle, is printed on matte paper with a touch of gloss in the dandelion leaves. So lovely.
Need more than pretty digital pictures? Or maybe you don't quite need a whole wall of glow in the dark flowers? Samples are available for just $5 a pop, and are 8 inches by 10 inches.
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)