Wallpaper or murals make it easy to transform a room with updated style and character. And since wallpaper is experiencing a tremendous resurgence in popularity, the good news is that you don’t need to shop for it the old-fashioned way. In the old days, you had to drive store to store, wade through all the manufacturer’s sample books, beg to take books home so you could see how the paper would look, slog back to the store to return the sample books, wait for your order to arrive, then go back to the store to pick up your order. Whew.
Now, thanks to the internet, you can easily shop for an amazing selection of traditional or ultra-cool wallpapers, murals, decals, and removable wall coverings that get quickly delivered to your doorstep. Online retailers feature wallpaper designs in every type, color, style, and price that you could possibly imagine. Many companies are remarkably innovative and can print wallpaper from your own design or even add scent. To make shopping even easier, almost every company’s website provides convenient filters so you can quickly find the color and design you’re looking for rather than wading through book after book in a paint or design store.
OK, if you’re convinced that shopping online for wallpaper is the easy and efficient way to go, you may be wondering where to start. At Great Guys Painting, we share the top 10 online companies that carry everything from quirky to elegant and repositionable to traditional papers, plus murals, decals, and even the option to design your own wallpaper or mural.
We’ve included a few boutique sellers for those of you who want something totally unique and also have included a popular home improvement center that sells affordable wallpapers and all the goodies you need to install your selection.
Whether you’re a renter who wants a quick custom look that won’t void your rental contract, or a homeowner who’s ready to upgrade a room, wait ’til you click on each of the online sellers below – you’ll enter a new world of wonderful!
1. Wallpaper Direct
Wallpaper Direct is a great place to start your search because this company stocks in an array of over 12,000 wallpaper designs. They carry over 11,000 free samples so you can confirm that your choice is right before you commit to the purchase. Wallpaper Direct also provides a wallpapering guide and wallpaper calculator so you can buy just exactly the amount you need – no more and no less.
From traditional, like the original Morris and Co for classic Craftsman design, to glitter, urban, faux, and metallic, Wallpaper Direct carries a wallpaper design and type for just about every taste. Also, if you’re in love with European and British design houses like Little Greene, Farrow & Ball, or Cole & Son, plus many others, you can find some truly gorgeous papers at Wallpaper Direct too.
2. Graham & Brown
Some of the most diverse array of wallpaper types and prints is available through Graham & Brown. Many of their designs are hand-drawn in the Graham & Brown studio. This environmentally-aware company specializes in contemporary designs, retro prints, and metallics in a variety of colors, and they also feature popular designer wallpapers.
Graham & Brown carries a wide selection of digital wall murals that are customized by their innovative printing techniques. Take a look at their gorgeous Mural of the Year 2022, a stunning piece of art that is a step above the usual. Once you select a design, you can select the paper finish for a truly customized look – from fibrous, durable smooth, mica fibrous, to durable fabric effect. In addition to the high-end selections, Graham & Brown takes great pride in being carbon neutral starting January, 2022. An added perk to Graham & Brown collection is their limited edition of archived wallpapers with all proceeds going to charity.
If supporting an environmentally-conscious company while being able to find some exquisite wallpapers is important to you, take a look at the impressive collection at Graham & Brown.
3. Society 6
From dorm room to dining room, if you’re aiming to liven up your walls, you’ll find plenty of inspirational and downright fun wallpaper and mural designs at Society 6. You can choose amusing Saint Dolly Parton wallpaper, wonky happy faces, Rothko inspired wallpaper, and even motifs you’d never think possible in the world of wallpaper. Society 6 is definitely a website worth scanning!
This innovative company also offers photography-designed wallpapers, vintage prints, pop-art designs, nature prints, and oh so much more. Whether you want to cover every wall in a room or are looking for something unique to highlight a space behind some shelving, Society 6 will deliver creative, quirky, trendy, and unique!
4. Chasing Paper
Another company that offers up clever, quirky, and unique is Chasing Paper. Not only are Chasing Paper designs uber-creative, but they specialize in peel-and-stick wallpapers that will adhere to just about any surface. If you want the flexibility to change designs regularly, Chasing Paper peel & stick is a great option. However, they also carry traditional wallpapers for customers who want to go the classic route.
Chasing Paper designs come in a range from animals, abstract, botanicals and geometrics to kids and vintage designs. It doesn’t matter if you’re renting or a homeowner, Chasing Paper is a great source for finding wallpapers that are not only well-designed but easily removable and changeable.
With their Sample Pack, Chasing Paper makes it easy to choose what you love. All you have to do is browse their collection, select at least five samples, decide which pattern you like best, then return to the website to purchase. You get a credit of up to $30 with your sample purchase.
Want to design your very own wallpaper? Spoonflower offers the ultimate in customization. If you have an inspiration for a design that you can’t find anywhere else, or have an artistic bent and want to create your own design, Spoonflower can print your design for you! You can upload your own design or photo or shop from an array of independent artists and have the design printed on wallpaper (and on other products too like fabric, pillows, and tea towels).
They also carry an expanding range of over 7,000 designs that charm and delight. From Jane Austen character wallpaper and Benjamin Franklin blowing bubble gum, to elegant designs like protea garden or art deco peacock feathers, the range is impressive and creative.
6. Flavor Paper
If rare and/or unusual wallpapers and murals are calling you, check out the beautiful and innovative designs at Flavor Paper. Their bespoke designs are so special that iconic institutions like the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU Tisch, Bergdorf Goodman, and Fiorella in San Francisco have walls covered with Flavor Paper wallpapers.
The company offers their a la carte patterns but will also work with you to help you turn your vision into a wallpaper design of your dreams. And if you want a DIY project, their self-install removable designs are sure to delight you.
As their website says, “this is not your grandmother’s wallpaper (not that your grandmother wasn’t/isn’t cool!”). From funky prints to even scented and floral or traditional designs, you’re sure to find a unique wallpaper at Flavor Paper.
The “temp” in Tempaper is appealing to folks who want a stylish but temporary fix to decorate an apartment or space with a great selection of designs. Renters and homeowners who love to change it up from time to time, will definitely find a design to please at Tempaper. From borders and strips to chinoiserie, their selection of removable wallpapers is impressive.
In addition to wallpaper, Tempaper carries wall murals and wall decals. Tempaper even has an option to design your own wallpaper! You can find Tempaper at a variety of retailers but their repositionable, self-adhesive wallpapers are also sold through their own website. Tempaper manufactures their products in the USA. Their comprehensive website has a very handy “wallpaper visualizer” that can help you get an idea of what the design will look like in your space, how-to videos that outline application steps, and tips on how to cover textured walls with their peel and stick wallpapers. Shipping is free on orders over $49.
8. Pottery Barn
The trendy, upscale retailer sells wallpapers and decals that reflect the high-end Pottery Barn style. Leaf and feathered prints, organic styles, splatter designs and bronze metallics are popular choices that will elevate the look of your home.
And Pottery Barn doesn’t just sell traditional wallpapers. You can also choose from an impressive selection of beautiful removal papers and decals – even peel & stick wood panels that are sustainably sourced – and removable grasscloths. Whether you’re looking for a traditional wallpaper application or something temporary that can be easily removed, the collection of Pottery Barn wallpapers and decals offers terrific choices.
This popular general merchandiser sells wallpaper too. Target is the retailer that you go to for one item but come home with a cart-full of things you couldn’t resist. Along with their clever merchandising plan, the Target in-house brand, Opalhouse, features wallpaper styles and colorways that are designed to go with Target furnishings and home products. In addition to Opalhouse, they also sell Graham & Brown, Tempaper, and Hearth & Hand wallpapers.
It’s super-easy to update your space with Target wallpapers because they carry designs that appeal to all types of tastes. From funky to elegant, you can choose florals, stripes, plaids, animal prints, metallics, and geometrics in an array of colors that come in non-pasted or self-adhesive peel & stick.
Target provides lots of filters on their website to make it easy to find just the wallpaper you’re looking for without having to scan through the entire collection. And most people are very happy with Target’s budget-friendly wallpaper prices.
10. Home Depot
It’s probably not surprising that Home Depot carries wallpaper since they market just about every other item for your home. Not only can you find a great range of affordable peel & stick, repositional, wall murals, decals, wallpaper borders, and even paintable wallpapers, you can also stock up on all your wallpaper installation supplies when you shop online at Home Depot.
It couldn’t be more convenient to do your one-stop shopping on the Home Depot website. Their thoughtful filters help you find the color and design of wallpaper you’re looking for, from fabric or grass cloth to paper, and vinyl. You can also filter between pre-pasted, peel & stick, or non-pasted, pattern, and color.
You’ll find some popular wallpaper brands at Home Depot too. Magnolia Home, NextWall, NuWallpaper, and Lilian August are some of the most sought-after brands.
If you’re planning a DIY wallpaper project, check out Home Depot’s handy Wallpaper Tools Buying Guide. They carry everything from wallpaper adhesive, strippable adhesives, and smoothing tools to steamers and comprehensive wallpaper kits. Home Depot also features guides with handy tips like wallpaper removal methods, how to hang a wallpaper border, how to hang peel & stick wallpaper, and a guide to the various types of wallpapers. Even if you buy from another online retailer, the Home Depot wallpaper guides and tips can provide a great start to understanding the “how-tos”.
Whether you’re designing an accent wall with a peel and stick wallpaper, or want to cover an entire room, it’s easy to shop online for the wallpaper you have in mind. It sure is a lot faster and easier than getting in your car to start the search at brick and mortar stores around town.
If you’re not into doing the job yourself, Great Guys Painting can connect you with insured and licensed wallpaper installers near you who are experts in their trade. All you have to do is ask for a free estimate. Request a quote now!