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The best wallpapers in the West for bold (but temporary) style.
I love wallpaper. It gives any room an instant, interesting personality, similar to the effect that holding a guitar has on a man.
Speaking of commitment-phobes: you don’t need to dedicate an entire room to a certain design, and you don’t even have to devote yourself to a permanent pattern. Peel-and-stick wallpaper looks just as good as the traditional kind, and it’s rental-friendly. Here are some of my favourites, all from Western Canadian brands.
Bird enthusiast or not, this extra-bold wallpaper is the ultimate antidote to a boring room. It gives tropical paradise vibes—ideal for those greyer days. Find it at Vancouver-based Curated Wall.
Okay, maybe you’re not a toucans-all-over-the-wall maximalist: this squiggly pattern from Abbotsford, B.C.-based West Coast Walls has more of a serene vibe, but there’s still plenty to look at.
Also from West Coast Walls comes this whimsical semi-circle pattern. I’m long past my childhood “I hate pink” stage—it’s an abstract, feminine-leaning print I’m loving right now.
It’s flowers galore in Lethbridge, Alberta-based Rocky Mountain Decals‘ lineup, but I’m partial to this more pared-down design—it might be lemon-heavy, but the print is pretty damn sweet.
Vancouver-based Timberlea Minimal makes this plant-happy pattern… and for those not blessed with the green thumb gene, it’s definitely a lot cheaper than buying (and killing) the finicky monstera.
Control freaks, I see you. Airdrie, Alberta-based By Squared Heart makes these removable wall decals that you arrange yourself. So make your wall as spotty as you like.
This lively watercolour peel-and-stick wallpaper is from Vancouver-based Anewall. It’s styled here for a kid’s room, but I think it could add some balance to a home office, too.
Psst… you can also spot Anewall wallpaper in the home office of our editor-at-large. Read her renovation story here.