If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have been alarmed by all the miniature things that have been filling my “DIY to Try” board. I haven’t lost my mind and won’t force you on to the Spruce Moose. You remember how much fun Hubby & I had making the play kitchen for my cousins. Now we have an even tinier project in the works: we’re making a dollhouse! I already found some fabulous 1960s dollhouse furniture that I’ll be revamping and and I’m on the hunt for some more pieces, either to rework or make from scratch.
Here’s my inspiration:
I am going to selfishly turn this dollhouse into my dream home before handing it over to a wee one in our family. What will my dream dollhouse look like? Well, lots of white walls (of course!) but I’m going to inject interesting colour and pattern in the form of wallpaper, something I secretly lust after. That’s why when the folks at Total Wall Covering approached me about writing a post exploring beautiful wallpaper designs and trends, I jumped at the chance to think more about what kind of patterns and textures I want the dollhouse to have. Whether you’re planning a small scale renovation like me, or looking to add a little zest to your full-size space, enjoy a little patterned eye candy, including some inventive uses for wallpaper.
I’m planning to pick some vintage-inspired patterns for the dollhouse, to go with my retro furniture finds. I love a fresh interpretation of vintage aesthetics.
Some of the patterns that have caught my eye are pretty bold, but I’m emboldened by how great Nicole’s dollhouse turned out with such brave wallpaper choices.
Although I’m excited to pick bold patterns, I may toss in a few more neutral patterns, in softer colours. I’d like some of the furniture and accessories to shine too. Patterns like the ones below will be a perfect backdrop to say, a mint green fridge or bright aqua table!
Polka dots will be a must, am I right?
I’ll have to remember to keep my project kid-friendly, with patterns that are quirky enough for little design enthusiasts to like too.
Instead of just putting wallpaper on the walls, I think I’ll experiment with other applications, using wallpaper to cover stair risers, shelves and more.
Using wallpaper as a headboard, either affixed directly to the wall or a piece of plywood, is a fabulous idea, big or small. I found a great pattern for making a wee little bed, but if that project doesn’t succeed, I might make try a dollhouse version like one of these fabulously inventive headboards.
If you’re jealous of my impending mini wallpaper projects, try a small scale project of your own, like this sweet tray.
This post was sponsored by Total Wall Covering, but the theme, content, design, words, and decision to highlight wallpaper products are all my own. I was simply approached with the idea to chat about wallpaper, and knew this would be the perfect chance to share inspiration for my impending mini-renovation. I’m not sure about you, but I have been left with a serious urge to wallpaper something.