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New wallpaper can completely transform the look of your space, whether you’re looking to make a statement with a bold accent wall in the living room or add a soft and subtle pattern to a dreamy bedroom design. And thanks to the power of the internet, you don’t even have to leave your house to bring home gorgeous new wallpaper. There are a wide variety of online wallpaper retailers that offer just about any pattern, texture, and colorway you can imagine.
But with so many options to choose from, it can feel tough to find the best source for your needs, so we went ahead and did it for you. Whether you’re on the hunt for a certain style or pattern, or you’re simply looking to browse and get inspired, these are the very best places to buy wallpaper online.
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Gorgeous removable wallpaper is what Chasing Paper is best known for, but now the brand offers a wide range of modern wallpaper types, including traditional, removable, and peel-and-stick options. You can also find pretty wall decals.
The brand collaborates with artists and designers to create their stunning prints, so it’s no surprise that they’re a designer favorite. “One of my all-time favorite online wallpaper stores is Chasing Paper. They offer a fresh perspective on wallpaper design and often partner with creatives and designers to keep their repertoire fun and vibrant,” says David Quarles, IV.
Not only does the brand offer gorgeous prints, but it offers a whole lot of them so you should have no trouble finding the perfect fit for your space. “We love Chasing Paper because there is a variety of fun styles and colors, so it’s easy to find something for anyone's taste,” says Anna Franklin
The Inside by Havenly has a small but mighty collection of thoughtful wallpaper prints, whether you’re looking for peel-and-stick wallpaper or traditional. The prints also come in many different patterns and colorways that can work well with everything from boho looks to minimalist and contemporary.
“The Inside by Havenly offers both peel-and-stick and traditional wallpaper in 18 different prints and patterns, including grasscloth options,” says Danielle Wallish, co-founder of The Inside by Havenly. “You can even order swatches for just $5 to test out the fabric or texture prior to purchasing.”
Lulu & Georgia is well known for it’s beautiful, design-forward furniture and home decor, and the brand’s wallpaper selection is no exception. From geometric patterns and floral prints to watercolor effects and traditional looks, the brand offers all different types of wallpaper. You can also choose from peel-and-stick and pre-pasted wallpaper, as well as traditional wallpaper.
Plus, you can find wallpaper collections in collaboration with many talented, well-known designers. “One of my favorite things about this retailer is the collaborations it has with trendsetting interior designers, such as Kelly Wearstler and Sarah Sherman Samuel,” says Karen Rohr.
Serena & Lily’s beloved coastal cool furniture and home decor extends into its wallpaper selection, so it’s a no-brainer if you love a coastal look, like subtle blue wallpaper patterns. But you can also find a diverse range of styles, including boho, botanical, contemporary, and traditional wallpaper designs.
Additionally, you can choose from textured and grasscloth options, as well as geometric, floral, chinoiserie, and animal prints. However, the retailer’s wallpaper collection sticks to traditional applications, so it’s not a great fit if you’re looking for removable wallpaper.
If you’re on the hunt for more neutral, classic wallpaper that will look fresh for years to come, consider the pared-back wallpaper selection from Magnolia. The retailer specializes in simple yet elegant wallpaper designs that can withstand the test of time.
“Magnolia has a lot of simple and beautiful wallpaper designs that are perfect for those who want to create a more subtle look,” says Anna Franklin. You can also search the site by different style factors, including texture, floral, and whimsical, so it’s a breeze to find the perfect style for your unique space.
If you like floral patterns, then you’ll love Anthropologie wallpaper. The brand is heavy on bold floral patterns, which come in a wide variety of scales and colorways. But these patterns are far from the only style in its wallpaper collection.
You can also find animal prints, geometric patterns, damask, and textured wallpaper, among other styles. The wallpaper tends to lean on the bolder side (I’m looking at you, yellow wallpaper with zebras), so it’s great for when you want to make a statement or create a killer accent wall. But there are more subtle patterns in the collection as well.
Milton & King’s gorgeous designer wallpaper can create a ready-made mural for your home, featuring rich, intricate patterns that double as artwork and come in just about every pattern and colorway imaginable.
Whether you’re looking for chinoiserie wallpaper or boho, coastal, or eclectic, you’ll find it here, so it’s a great place to start if you’re looking to wallpaper multiple rooms.
Karen Rohr is a big fan of the brand for its unique patterns and designs: “Totally obsessed with the whimsical patterns and designs this retailer carries. They make perfect statement walls in kids bedrooms, home libraries, and quaint vintage spaces.”
Hygge and West’s entire wallpaper collection is made in the U.S. in collaboration with designers, artists, and tastemakers. If you want an extremely large variety to choose from, this should be your first stop.
Featuring a nearly endless wallpaper selection, the site lets you search by color, style, and material to make it easy to find the perfect wall covering. You can also choose from traditional and peel-and-stick wallpaper options, as well as incredibly bold and vibrant or more subdued wallpaper. There’s truly something for everyone here, and each item is durable, fade-resistant, and washable.
Speaking of variety, Hovia has it in spades, with options for every room in the house. It’s also a great destination if you’re hoping to outfit a nursery or children’s room since they have an entire wallpaper collection dedicated to playful patterns, prints, and colorways for little ones.
Additionally, a stand-out feature of the site is how easy it is to search. If you’ve been looking to buy wallpaper online, then you already know how overwhelming the options can be. But with searchable categories, Hovia makes it a cinch to find what you’re looking for.
“Hovia has a modern wallpaper selection that is easy to search based on the category,” says Reya Duenas. “It’s also easily customizable, and the brand will send you a scaled image of the wall covering so you can see your wall before you commit to buying it.”
York Wallcoverings has been around for more than 100 years. In fact, it’s the oldest and largest wall covering producer in the United States, offering wallpaper options for residential and commercial purposes, as well as wall murals and decals.
The retailer is also the only printing company in the world to own and operate five different types of printing presses, which gives a distinct, fine artistry look to the prints.
“York Wallcoverings is my favorite wallpaper store,” raves Divya Kambhoj. “They carry many fabulous brands and have an extensive range of high-quality wallpapers in various styles and price points.”
Spoonflower offers a wallpaper option for every room in the house, whether you’re designing a contemporary living room and creating an accent wall in a home office or bedroom.
With searchable categories, like animals, nature, novelty, and occasion, you’ll have no trouble finding what you’re looking for. But even if you did that wouldn’t be a problem because the retailer allows you to design your own wallpaper as well.
“Another unique place to buy wallpapers is Spoonflower. With its open-source design, you can create your own design and custom print wallpapers in any quantity. You can also print matching textiles if you like!” says Divya Kambhoj.
Inspired by the Southern California landscape, Kale Tree wallpaper features rich, organic textures, patterns, and colorways.
“Kale Tree's wallpapers focus on palettes pulled from the local landscape for a space that feels deeply grounded in nature,” says Sarah Barnard, “and the studio collaborates with naturalists, artists, and designers to create ethically produced biophilic home decor.
The wallpaper selection isn’t as extensive as some of the other retailers on this list, but it’s thoughtfully curated, and every wall covering has an inspiring story to tell.
Drop It Modern is a women-owned business that offers print-to-order wallpaper from its studio in Portland, Oregon. You can find subtle prints for the whole house, as well as bold murals and colorways perfect for an accent room.
You can also choose from removable and traditional wallpaper depending on your needs. According to Karen Rohr, “The studio has a wide selection of abstract designs that come in various colors. The brand also offers different paper types depending on the desired application for the project.”
Pepper Home is another women-owned brand, and it was born when the founders struggled to make their own apartment rentals feel custom and unique.
Featuring bold colors, exclusive prints, and polished finishes, the wallpaper selection has a little something for everyone. The price points are also relatively affordable, and you can pair your new wallpaper with the retailer’s custom curtain and throw pillow offerings to complete your look.
Burke Decor offers traditional wallpaper, peel-and-stick options, wall murals, and commercial wall coverings, so it’s truly a one-stop-shop for all of your wallpaper needs.
You can also find paintable wallpaper that allows you to add a custom design and texture to your living room, bedroom, home office, and beyond. “Burke Decor offers a great wallpaper selection at varied price points, with high-quality materials and a wide variety of color and style options,” says Paige Garland.
Just as its name implies, Rifle Paper Co. specializes in all things paper due to the founder’s talent for illustration, but it also offers home decor, gifts, and even apparel.
As far as the wallpaper, you can search by category, like floral, graphic, or mural, and instantly find a diverse range of delightful colors and patterns.
You can discover everything from figurative and graphic prints to solid and traditional wallpaper. The prints and hues tend to lean quite bold and vibrant, so it’s ideal if you’re in the market for a true showstopper.
Graham & Brown’s wallpaper collection includes every color of the rainbow, along with gorgeous patterns at a variety of scales to suit every space. You can find plenty of traditional wallpaper prints for a classic style, as well as more abstract and contemporary patterns to add a playful touch to your space.
You can even choose wallpaper that takes on the appearance of brick or stone, like a stunning Metallic Brick Rose that pairs a luxe sheen with the hard edge of a brick-like look.
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What Should You Consider When Buying Wallpaper?
If you’re interested in a patterned wallpaper, then one of the first things you should consider is the scale of the pattern and how it fits into your space. “The scale of a wallpaper print can significantly impact its look and feel in the space,” says Sarah Barnard. “Large-scale, more illustrative wall coverings will often have a more eye-catching look that may be more of a focal point than smaller, subtler prints.” So if you want to create an accent wall, a large print might be the way to go.
“The scale of a wallpaper print can significantly impact its look and feel in the space."
Additionally, “When selecting a pattern make sure it doesn't fight other patterns in the room,” advises Paige Garland. In other words, if you have a floral couch, maybe you want to pair it with an organic toile or botanical print rather than plaid or geometric patterns.
Form vs. Function
We all want our wallpaper to look great, but you also want to make sure it can function well in the space that it’s in. For example, “If you have children or pets, you might want something easier to clean,” recommends Paige Garland. Vinyl wallpaper tends to be easy to clean, while something more textural, like grasscloth, is much tricker.
“If you have children or pets, you might want something easier to clean."
It’s also helpful to think about how much moisture your room sees on a regular basis. “Some wallpapers do not wear well in excess moisture, so this is something to think about when selecting wallpaper for a bathroom.”
Peel and Stick vs. Traditional
You can choose between peel-and-stick wallpaper and traditional wallpaper. Peel-and-stick wallpaper is a less permanent option that’s ideal for rentals as it’s easily removable, allowing you to customize the look of your home without making a long-term commitment. Plus, most homeowners can apply removable wallpaper themselves rather than hire a pro, which can save money on wallpaper installations. “For a DIY project and for renters, peel-and-stick wallpapers are best as they’re easy to apply,” says Divya Kambhoj.
“For a DIY project and for renters, peel-and-stick wallpapers are best as they’re easy to apply."
Traditional wallpaper is typically more durable and longer lasting than peel-and-stick wallpaper. It also offers more variety in terms of colorways and patterns. However, “Traditional wallpaper usually needs to be installed by a professional installer,” says Reya Duenas, since proper installation involves much more skill and expertise compared to peel-and-stick options.
Room Shape & Size
Generally, large rooms can accommodate bigger wallpaper patterns than small rooms. If you try to incorporate a very large, busy pattern into a small space, you run the risk of making the room seem much smaller and more crowded than it is. However, “Using wallpaper with a vertical pattern will make the eyes move upward and create a sense of height in the room,” says Divya Kambhoj.
The shape of your room can also play a role in wallpaper choice. For example, if your room features an irregular shape, you might want a more subtle wallpaper pattern so it doesn’t compete with the unique shape of the room. And if you have a very square room, maybe you want a soft, continuous pattern that can help soften the edges of the space. You can also use wallpaper to highlight architectural elements, like adding wallpaper around a beautiful archway or built-in fireplace.
The Wall’s Texture and Condition
Not all walls lend themselves to wallpaper. If you have a lot of texture on your walls, like heavy plaster or stucco, it can make wallpaper difficult to apply, especially removable wallpaper. However, “If they're smooth, you're generally in the clear,” says David Quarles, IV.
Additionally, if your walls have cracks or other damage, it’s best to repair them before applying wallpaper since they can create flaws in the wallpaper. You may also need to add primer to painted walls to ensure proper wallpaper adhesion.
Finally, consider your budget when weighing wallpaper options. Generally, peel-and-stick wallpaper is more affordable than traditional wallpaper. You can also usually apply peel-and-stick options yourself, which can save you money on installation costs.
That said, traditional wallpaper tends to last much longer than peel-and-stick wallpaper, so while it costs more up front, you can potentially save money by not needing to replace it as quickly as you would with peel-and-stick options.
Kelly Weimert is a writer, editor, and interior design expert with 10 years of experience writing about design and home decor. She's written for interior design publications such as MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, Domino Magazine, and Hunker. When she's not writing or editing, she's probably busy obsessing over how to beautify her home.
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