Wallpapers with a touch of whimsy – guest post by Arcadian Lighting

Hello, lovely blog readers! I’m Mari, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a fantastic online place to find lighting fixtures in all styles and finishes. While you’re there, please stop by our lighting blog and say hello. I’m so excited to be visiting with you today on This Little Street to share a guest post about whimsical wallpapers.

I have a thing about wallpaper in all its intriguing colors, patterns and textures. I love rooms in old houses that have layer upon layer of wallpaper, each one revealing a period in the home’s history. But, that’s a story for another day. The topic at hand is today’s wallpapers that bring contemporary style and a sense of whimsy to just about any space, from milady’s dressing room to baby’s nursery and beyond. Today, I’ve brought along some of my favorite whimsical wallcoverings to show with you. Please enjoy!

Black and White  Wallpaper
So fashionable, Bodie and Fou’s Shoe Print Wallpaper in black and white is perfect for a dressing room or even a closet and oh, so chic.

French Dot Wallpaper
Taking the whimsical to new heights, a Nama Rococo ‘s hand painted and hand printed wallpaper is stunning and at the top of my wish list. This lovely design, called French Dot is my favorite. I envision it paired with an ornate black lighting fixture.

Crowns and Tiaras Wallpaper
Fit for the bedroom or dressing room of any princess at heart, Graham and Brown’s Crowns & Coronets is royal whimsy at its best.

Mid-Century Wallpaper
A Jessica Helgerson powder room goes Mid-Century and whimsical with a black and white tree, branch and bird paper. It’s stunning with green accents.

Whimsical Wallpaper
I’m including this lovely black and white paper because every time I look at it I see a cute little long-eared bunny just to the right and slightly above of the top of the lamp shade. Perhaps whimsy is in the eye of the beholder. As with the previous paper, this black and white is so pretty with lime green.

Nautical Wallpaper
In blue on white, this Whitby wallpaper is perfect for a beach house. I love the movement of the “water” and the gulls in flight. I keep thinking “down to the sea in ships.”

Birds and Trees Wallpaper
Many wallpaper designs are extremely versatile, moving easily from one room to another. This black and white design is just as suitable for a nursery wall as it is for the powder room we showed above. Again paired with green, but in this room there’s also a big pop of red in the rocker. I love that little white light fixture.

Alphabet Wallpaper
Lastly, a post about whimsical wallpapers wouldn’t be complete without showing one of the charming alphabet designs for kids’ rooms. This one in muted tones is from Mr Perswall. Having a table lamp would be a nice addition to illuminate the room while learning the ABC’s.

Images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4†|†5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Thanks for letting me share a bit of my obsession with wallpapers. Do you love them as much as I do? Be sure to let Audrey know what your favorite design is.

You might also like:
{no more blank walls} Yellow Heart Art
{live here, eat that} burst of colors
{live here, eat that} Painted colors
Blackberry bliss smoothie on A Thousand Threads
4 Responses to “Wallpapers with a touch of whimsy – guest post by Arcadian Lighting”
  1. Jean Peacock says:

    I would love to know the cost of the black and white shoe wallpaper per roll

  2. Jean Peacock says:

    Where can I buy them from

  3. Margaret Mitchell says:


    How do I order the Bodie & Fou’s shoe print wallpaper. What is the cost per roll ?

    • audrey says:

      Hi Margaret! I don’t sell the wallpaper myself, but I am sure that if you contact Bodie and Fou they will be able to help you out and send you all the info you need :)