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.
Decals, in some ways, are even more useful and awesome than wallpaper. If you’ve already got bold colors on your walls but need a little extra flair, decal it up! We’ve shown you some of our favorite decal companies like Blik and Puxxle, but the ability to truly customize Spoonflower-style has our creative wheels turning like crazy.
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.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are some wallpapers that inspire us.