Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dilema






When we first moved into our house I thought it wold be so fun to have a painted all black room. I was not brave enough to paint a large room so I chose our powder bath. It turned out super cute but the only problem is the lighting in there is horrible so it has just ended up looking super dark (which is the risk one takes when painting with black). So this room is going to be another guinea pig for my other fascination with wallpaper. I want it to be something happy and bright. But maybe dark with a splash of brightness would work too?!!! Let me know which one of these lovely prints from Target you like best!!! They are all under $100 which is the best part!
Or you can simply tell me I am crazy and it is fine the way it is! I love all your input!









via Target
Oh and I had to throw this little beauty in from Anthro it is so fun!
via Anthropologie

31 comments:

Jessie said...

If I was single and did not share a house with a man who is scared of anything pink, purple, and floral my whole house would be wallpapered in the last one from Anthro.

I cannot wait to see!

Mary said...

I'm sort of digging the two wallpapers with bird cage motifs!

jemina said...

I love the black and white in picture 4, love love, xoxo

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

I actually love how vertical stripes look in a powder room, they make the room look bigger. these wallpapers are so pretty!!!

Rene said...

Oh no, you are scaring me out of painting my bathroom black. Although 3/4 of the wall is white tile with lots of natural light which should help.

All of those choices are cute. I'll leave it to the experts ;)

-Rene

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Loving the Antro one! Too cute. I think your bathroom looks lovely now but I can see how it could be troublesome...

Hope you're having a fabulous week! xo

Kristen said...

The black does look great. BUT for the bathroom, I would go for the lighter choice of the first one or the one with character with the bird cages. Great picks!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I love anything gray, it's my new favorite color!

Kathysue said...

Love the black but if you want a change I think the damask with the silver metalic look would be a super change and neutral so towels etc could be changed for pops of color.

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

the 1st,4th and 3rd to last are my favs. i love the idea of a patterned wallpaper in a small powder room!

Leah said...

test

Miss K said...

I like it all black, but completely understand your dilemma. What if you painted the area by the mirror a different color or only wall papered those walls? Maybe it would brighten the room up and look great?

Anyhoo, my favorite wall papers are #4- branches, #8- white & shiny, #9- white swirly things.

Jesse said...

OMG! I am just going to narrow it down, so here goes #1, #2, and #3. Sorry, I'm sure that's not much help! They are all so fab!!

Danielle said...

Go for it! We just did one wall in our family room as a feature wall. We actually used the curvy paintable wallpaper (your #9 pic). We love how it turned out! It's also cheaper at: http://www.grahambrown.com/us/product/17583/Curvy%20Paintable%20Wallpaper?show=

I have a great recommendation for a wallpaper installer if you are interested. Good luck!

Lauren said...

I am leaning towards the little pink birdie {like your Marilyn poster} but I also love that vertical black and white branch one although might not help with the lighting situation.

A Casa da VĂ¡ said...

That was a brave move! Hey you could recreate the
wallpaper option number 5 by creating a pattern using stencil and painting with a different sheen of black (either mate or glossy) - I think that would be quick, easy and fabulous! Best luck with your project!

keely @ luxe + lillies said...

all of these are so fun, yet so different! its hard to choose! i also adore the whole dark powder room theme, but im totally drawn to that last wallpaper from anthro! so fun and girly!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

you know what, I'm really liking it as is!! Little green notebook just posted a veeery similar room, and it was tres chic!!!

When it comes to wallpaper, I'm a total osborne&little addict, have you seen their pompadour-collection?? I actually think Vaujours would be perfect for your little room. It's totally maximalistic and fabulous: http://www.osborneandlittle.com/osborne-&-little/pompadour-wallpapers/wallpapers/vaujours/

(I'm SO needing to use that wallpaper for a project, like SOON)

Avant-Garde Living said...

this is a really tough choice, but if you are saying you want happy and bright i would say....

Number 1
Number 2 or
Number 6

<3

Olivia @ Swan White Curtain said...

I like #5, the black swirly damask looking one. It looks chic and will give you the effect you wanted with your black paint, but maybe lighten it up a bit since the light will bounce off. That's just my opinion. ;o)

Muffy said...

I think #7 with the bird cages would look great with your house, but I really love #8 to. I think with the yellow accessories you have in there now, it would be perfect. These are from Target??? I didn't know they had wall paper?

Andrea said...

Love the idea of wallpapre in the bathroom. It's on my to do list as well. I really like the first choice, so pretty!

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

That's the great thing about paint...it's not permanent and it's easy to paint over or wallpaper over. It looks like you have some great choices!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I love the one with the birdcages and the pink bird!! I think it would look amazing in that powder room!

Molly said...

We painted our powder room navy and I LOVE it. So, I'm partial to your black bathroom. Have you considered changing the lighting?

But, I don't think you could wrong with wallpaper either. That gray birdcage paper is pretty fabulous.

captain kk said...

i love #7.. the grey one with the birdcages.

Jessica said...

very hard to choose, but i really love #6 ! great blog btw :)

emily said...

I like the wallpaper in pictures 4 and 5! All of the choices are great!

splendid little thrills said...

I didn't know Target had such cute wallpaper. And it's affordable!

Angie said...

Ok first I have to say "Your crazy!! It's perfect the way it is!!" Now that i've said that, if your going to add wall paper or replace the black all together with wall paper, the one with the bird cages and the pink bird would be the one I would say "Yep, this looks like something Leah would have" ;)

Krystal said...

I love both of the bird cage ones!