Choosing The Wallpaper For Our Farmhouse Powder Bathroom

Our powder bath reveal is coming at you VERY SOON, so one of the last elements we needed to figure out was the wallpaper. I was SO happy with the color of the walls (soft and moody but with so much warm pinkiness) and my original idea of going quiet with the paper was starting to bore me.

As a reminder, here is where we are in the house (the circled part). So it’s near the family room (which is a very dark teal called Stillwater by Sherwin-Williams) and also near the mudroom (Dew Drop, also Sherwin-Williams) and our bedroom (Debonair, yes, Sherwin-Williams). We also plan on wallpapering that Anteroom (a fancy word for “before” room – as in before the primary bedroom) which is a whole debate too. Do all rooms need to “go together”? Meh, sure but not necessarily. But I do want them to flow nicely and not feel redundant. I want each room to feel like a pleasant surprise, but not like, “Woah, what house are we in now?”

At first, I tried to work with the original blue paint color, and I selected all these quieter Scandi patterns – sweet plaids and the ticking stripe (that we ended up using in the stairway and landing).

from: the farmhouse powder bath update (did we stick with the blue walls??)

At the time I was also playing around with skirting the sink with this vintage Japanese Boro fabric so that would help inform the wallpaper as well.

But after painting the walls this deep rose/mauve (Cocoa Berry by SW) those papers shifted, obviously. Up here you can see one from Farrow & Ball (I will always love their hand-painted papers) and a Kelly Ventura paper which I also LOVE.

I kept collecting and collecting, mostly from my favorite designers (Scandinavian Wallpaper, Schumacher, Rebecca Atwood, Kelly Ventura, Farrow & Ball, Sandberg, and Borastapeter).

Those were the final ones I stared at and stared at for a long time. But the skirt that we ended up putting on the vanity helped sway me into a clear choice. And you’ll have to come back Monday for the reveal to see how it all turned out. Also, I styled it out with some fun stuff that I can’t wait to show you 🙂

*Photos by Kaitlin Green