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Wallpaper Wow: Eco-Friendly Options For Kids

As you all can tell, wallpaper has made a huge comeback in design the past few years.  Not just for adults but also for children.  Gone are the grandma-ish prints and colors of the past.  New playful and even eco-friendly designs are here to stay.  A wonderful one-stop resource for eco-friendly wallpaper with juveniles in mind is the on-line shop Saplings.  Saplings is a Canadian website which specializes in sustainable kids decor. They carry the ever-popular line Ferm Living (pictured above & below), Ollie & Lime, Miss Print & Chato & Co.

The Fairy Tale Collection by Chato & Co is represented exclusively by Saplings.  The prints are whimsical and not too childish.  The collection is inspired by magical stories that make you dream and smile. One of the benefits of using decorative wallpaper is that you don’t need galleries of artwork on the walls or heavily patterned bedding to make the room interesting. The wallpaper takes center stage.

The rolls generally cover 55 square feet and cost $85 to $105 per roll.  Yes wallpaper is more labor intensive than painting to put up but it is cheaper than hiring a muralist and it will definitely make your child’s room stand out.

If you are nervous about wallpapering an entire room, just try one wall, preferably behind the bed or crib. Or even wallpaper the inside of a closet like I did for a client below.

Convinced? What will you wallpaper next?


Thursday 11th of August 2011

I thought they were dinosaurs when I first looked but on second glance I guess they're zoo animals. Still cute though. There is a lot you can do with wall stickers and decals as well as wall paper. Seems safer and more green to me than paint.


Saturday 21st of May 2011

So many cute and lovely wallpaper designs! I had to check the Saplings site, and I love the châto&co wallpapers. I also have lots of nice wall decors. *Drools*


Monday 16th of May 2011

Love the paper in the closet! LOVE


Friday 13th of May 2011

I really thought wallpapers were gone for good, but when I started visiting ProjectNursery, I realized a lot of moms use wallpaper for their kids' rooms. It's so nice to have modern and more child-appropriate designs nowadays.

Sherri Blum, CID

Thursday 12th of May 2011

I'm really loving some of the great kids' wallpapers that have come into the market recently. Now if only I could convince my clients to give them a go! ;) Love how you papered the inside of the closet. Very sweet!