8 Best Wallpapers for Every Room

These wallpapers can go on any wall, anywhere, and make that space look like a million bucks.

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Shangai Peacock Schumacher Ecomm Via Wayfair.com
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Shanghai Peacock

Schumacher is known for its classic, tasteful designs, and Shanghai Peacock is one of their more intense florals. Available on Wayfair for $5.81 a square foot, it’s not the cheapest option, but it’s also not as expensive as on its standalone website or through an interior designer.

Go dramatic floor-to-ceiling in a powder room, make a bold accent wall in a living room or office, or embrace a maximalist wall-to-wall bedroom. (Explore some more interesting bedroom wallpaper ideas.)

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Kerala Palms Mural Ecomm Via Miltonandking.com
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Kerala Palm Mural

Milton & King is an absolute bonanza of cool and mostly affordable wallpaper options. This tropical mural stands out, especially the warm peach background that’s flattering to all skin tones. Fill an entire accent wall in a dining room, living room, library, office or even a nursery with this beautiful palm-orchid-heron print.

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Star Geo

A star geometric print is a classic choice, and geometrics and metallics are supernova hot in wall coverings right now.

This Spoonflower design looks as good in a bathroom as a living room, dining room or entryway, especially in a mid-century home. Bonus: It’s scratch- and scrub-resistant.

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Book Bunny York Wallcoverings Toile Wallpaper Ecomm Via Wayfair.com
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Book Bunny Toile

Spray-and-stick refers to pre-pasted wallpaper you spray with water to activate the glue.

You may think a cutesy pattern should be relegated to a baby’s nursery, and this bunny toile wallpaper would work well there. But this pen-and-ink bunny and flower pattern would also work just about anywhere, including a farmhouse kitchen, mudroom, library or a sweet powder room. And at $0.89 per square foot, it’s a super deal.

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Cole & Son Woods

The classic Woods pattern can feel chilly. But I’ve seen it warmed up with bold textiles or walnut furniture, and its add beauty and drama to any room. Consider it for a dining room accent wall, bathroom or nursery.

The beauty is, this wallpaper won’t overtake the room. You can go straight to Cole & Son, or find it at a slightly cheaper price through other distributors as we did.

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Viggo Peel And Stick Marble Wallpaper Ecomm Via Allmodern.com
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Viggo Peel and Stick

This AllModern peel-and-stick bird pattern is so pretty and classic, it’s earned a spot on this list. The beautiful herons set against a pale, flattering pink calls to mind the much more expensive Gucci design ($570 a roll), but at only $2.49 per square foot. It could fit as beautifully in a laundry room, bedroom or bathroom.

According to AllModern.com reviewer Lauren from League City, Texas: “This wallpaper is very high quality and is a fun but sophisticated print. We got it to put in our newborn’s nursery, and my husband was able to put up three rolls on one wall unassisted in two hours.” These cheap peel and stick wallpaper picks will transform your room.

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Martinique Peel And Stick Wallpaper Ecomm Via Martiniquewallpaper.com
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Splurge: Martinique

OK, full disclosure: You have to ask how much a roll of Martinique costs, and figure out where to buy it. That means it’s not cheap. Designed in 1942 for the Beverly Hills Hotel, it withstood the test of time and is still a classic favorite. Banana-leaf trends come and go, but the lush, luxe Martinique pattern remains. It’s the one I’d buy, and other choices don’t even come close.

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Katie Dohman
Katie Dohman is an award-winning freelance writer who has written about home, design, and lifestyle topics for more than 15 years. Her work has been featured in Artful Living, Midwest Home, Star Tribune, and Teen Vogue, among many others. She is currently living her own how-to story as she and her husband work through a complete gut remodel on their 1921 home—while parenting three tiny tots and dodging their dog and cat, who always seem to be underfoot.