After eleven years in the house with stark white walls and orange accents, I’m moving towards patterns and greens–first in the bedroom, then in the bathroom, and now in the living room:

The before: (so stark!)

This was my second time hanging self-adhesive wallpaper and having some experience from the bedroom wallpaper helped a lot. I think it only took a couple hours of hanging time, plus trimming the edges and patching around one outlet (oops, good thing it’s hidden).

I love the print–it’s giving me Bloomsbury-meets-midcentury vibes. I bought it from the brilliantly-named Etsy shop WallHalla and…it had been sitting in the basement for three months, waiting for me to hang it. (Winter was tough.) So it feels good to have it up.