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Newest Wallpaper Obsession: Fantastic Fish

If you don’t know already, I’m slightly obsessed with using wallpaper in children’s rooms as can be evidenced in my work. Why might you ask? Well, the walls never seem empty or cluttered when you use wallpaper, and it immediately sets the room apart from anything else in the house. More importantly, children love the visual stimulation it creates. Similarily, if you have a small powder room in your home, you should always wallpaper it, which will create a “jewel box” effect.

My newest wallpaper obsession is the Acquario fish wallpaper by Cole & Son.

Blue Fish Wallpaper for Nursery - Project Nursery

Yes, this print is bold, but it is set on a textured background, so the fish almost look like they are floating. I showed these to my son, and he is begging to have them in his room to be friends with his real fish. Pair the paper above with a turquoise or white crib with some green bedding, and your room is done! If the blue is too dark and dramatic for you, a neutral version (below) is also available and would look stunning with white, black, grey or brown furniture.

Neutral Fish Wallpaper for Nursery - Project Nursery

I would not put this paper on all four walls unless it was in a bathroom, but using it on one large accent wall would be perfect. It’s a great solution when you can’t hang artwork behind a crib or above a bed for safety concerns.

Trust me on this one, you will be seeing it published in design magazines in a few months, so stay ahead of the design curve and find a place for some fish in your home!

Andrea Lowe

Saturday 5th of October 2013

The first one looks almost glow-in-the-dark.

Lander Rish

Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

These look like one of those illustrations of aquatic creatures on the bottom of the sea which I see in books. Sadly, I find them creepy :-(

Jillian Scotts

Thursday 3rd of October 2013

That's what you call "acquired taste." LOL