June 8, 2020

Decorating with Wallpaper: 4 Scandinavian Brands Ideal to Start off Smoothly

Wallpapering your home can be a little intimidating. The first idea that comes to people’s minds is often a bunch of bright colors and weirdly patterned designs. That’s why many people are often afraid of decorating with wallpaper. “What if it doesn’t fit with the rest of my decor?” “What if I get tired of it?” It seems too great of a risk to take the plunge. However, when they see a room well decorated with a nice wallpaper, they can’t help but appreciate it and notice the personality it adds to the room.

Nordic wallpapers, a smooth start into the world of wallpapers

Scandinavia is well-known for its design companies and home living art. Brands such as Muuto, Ferm Living, Menu, Hay are famous all over the world for their minimal and clean design. But few people are familiar with the nordic wallpaper tradition. Yet, Scandinavia has a long history of wallpaper manufacture, and it continues to this day.

The great thing about nordic wallpaper designs is that they come in softer colors and offer subtler options. They could be compared to limewash paint in terms of tones. This makes them ideal for those who just want to start decorating with wallpaper. Yet, it doesn’t mean that you won’t find wallpapers with character and interesting patterns. On the contrary! They will only be a little softer and quieter than British or French wallpapers for instance.
If you want to start decorating with wallpaper but are not a fan of bold and complicated patterns, then Scandinavian wallpapers are a good alternative. Check out these 4 websites as they offer more low-key but still very well designed options. What I love the most about them are their timeless feel and muted tones.

Sandberg Wallpaper

A really good mix between modern and classic Scandinavian wallpaper. Which makes almost all their design timeless.

+ My personal favorite

Sandbergwallpaper.com

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Here is a selection of my favorite wallpapers from The Sanberg collection. Click to enlarge the picture

Boråstapeter

Probably the biggest of the four brands, Boråstapeter has a very wide range of wallpapers each one available in various colors which is very pleasant.

+ Their large range of nature-oriented wallpaper

Boråstapeter.com

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Here is a selection of my favorite wallpapers from Borastapeter.
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Engblade & Co

An exciting assortment of classic and eclectic wallpapers that are part of shaping the most stylish interior trends of today, and tomorrow.

+ Their mix metallic collection, subtle and beautiful

Engbladeco.com

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Here is a selection of my favorite wallpapers from Engblade & Co.
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Ulricehamns tapet fabrik

The newest and probably smallest of the four brands, they have very unique wallpapers made by incredibly talented designers. Their designs are a bit bolder but so attractive.

+ Their very cool design totally on point

Ulricehamnstapetfabrik.se

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Here is a selection of my favorite wallpapers from Ulricehamns.
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picture credit: above on the left by @karinjstudio down on the left by Elin Sofia.

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