Spoonflower Launches Custom Wallpaper and Wall Decals!
When it comes to designing the space around us, we’re all about personalization and creativity. On the topic of wallpaper, we’ve gushed over LED, magnetic, glow-in-the-dark, and heat-reactive varieties. And on the topic of customization, you know we’re all ears. That’s why we were super duper excited the minute we heard about Spoonflower’s latest endeavor.
Spoonflower has long been on our list of favorite companies. They’ve mastered the art of making it ridiculously simple for just about anyone to create custom fabric, from 1 yard to many, many more. Folks at Brit HQ have used Spoonflower for custom wedding fabric, pillowcases, tablecloths, napkins, and backdrops. And now they’re taking things to the next level with Spoonflower Wallpaper & Decals!
But wait, wallpaper? Isn’t that a relic from the 70s and 80s that you only like ironically when you’re at your grandma’s house? No! Wallpaper is officially back and with Spoonflower, you can create some really beautiful looks. Use it for an accent wall in your office, make a tiny bathroom feel bigger with fun patterns, frame a few pieces of it for your bedroom, or design something super subtle for your entire living room. There are so many ways to use it – we don’t even know where to start.
Spoonflower wallpaper will sell for $5 per linear foot (24″ x 12″) or $60 per roll (24″ x 12′), and is made using PVC-free material meaning it’s totally safe for nurseries and kids’ rooms. It’s as easy to remove as it is to put on, meaning you can easily change things up whenever inspiration strikes. Decals come in three sizes (5″x5″, 15″x15″, and 30″x30″) and are made using eco-friendly inks on a tough polyester. They can easily be removed and repositioned, and are great for trays, refrigerators, chairs, and dresses as well as walls.
To create wallpaper or decals, the first thing you need to do is create an image. We created one in Illustrator using few crafty symbols we love (do you recognize the icons from our Brit Kits boxes?). You can create patterns in Photoshop or even find graphics or photos online.
Once you have your pattern, time to upload to Spoonflower.
Preview how it will look in a sample setting and make your pattern bigger or smaller depending on what kind of look you’re going for.
You can use the same pattern for fabric, wallpaper, or decals, and can scale as needed for each type of material. So fun! And you can order a swatch if you’re not quite sure you’re ready to commit to the real deal. It’s that simple.
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)