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Kitchen Wallpaper: Appetite For Style

The kitchen tends to be the central hub of the home. The dining room becomes neglected for the ease and speed of getting food straight from the pantry to the gullet. Packing lunches for the school day and kids doing homework are also activities taking place at the kitchen table. It’s a place of hustling and bustling activity. However, wallpaper isn’t always the most practical thing to have in the kitchen. Heat, grease, and splashing water don’t make for a great wallpaper environment. But, the right amount of wallpaper in the right spot can add an amazing amount of character to an otherwise forgettable kitchen.

Kitchen Wallpaper • Empire Weave • Kids Doing Homework at kitchen table
Safety First

A popular place for wallpaper is as a backsplash behind the stove or sink. While you might think putting paper near an open flame is a terrible idea, most non-woven wallpaper on the market undergoes fire testing. To be extra safe, you can pair your decor with an electric stove rather than a gas stove. However, it should perform fine unless you have a wonky stove top that doesn’t contain the flame properly. The same goes for water as well. Most wallpaper is fine with small splashes of water as long as you wipe it down with a soft cloth. Alternatively, if water is left soaking into the paper frequently over time, you may find the paste weakened and the paper lifting. That said, sometimes wallpaper can be the perfect material for an easy and quick wipe down. Here are some examples of it working beautifully.

Marble, Tile & Brick Wallpapers

Angelina Grace Design used our Marble wallpaper as a backsplash to create a super luxe look in her kitchen

Marble Wallpaper • Kitchen Wallpaper • Angelina Grace Design

Below is a beautiful example of using a tile wallpaper in the kitchen by Brenda Stearns of @she_plusfive on Instagram. She uses the Federation Tiles wallpaper to give her vintage kitchen a little color and character.

Federation Tiles Wallpaper • Kitchen Wallpaper

Wallpaper doesn’t always have to go on your outer walls. Frequently, it seems like we see kitchen benches and islands taking center stage, thanks to a great looking wallpaper. Lynn from @athomeinthewildwood on Instagram uses the Whitewash Bricks design to give her kitchen a bit more of a rustic look.

Whitewash Bricks • Kitchen Wallpaper • At Home In the Wildwood

In this country style kitchen, Katie Varela @our.home.on.a.hill uses the Cement Tiles Wallpaper on her kitchen island and it brought a mediterranean dynamic to the space. The tile wallpaper seems so realistic, you wouldn’t guess that it’s not the real thing. Very Greek!

Cement Tiles Wallpaper • Milton & King USA • our.home.on.a.hilll

Ashley from the BradleyBungalow decided to cover a small dividing wall in the kitchen with Lime Washed Bricks wallpaper. It adds so much character and brings that urban loft vibe. It’s a perfect backdrop for her chic coffee display.

Lime Washed Bricks Wallpaper • Kitchen Wallpaper • Bradley Bungalow
Bold & Geometric Kitchen Wallpapers

Collette aka Ministyle Hacker has a little wine cooler area just off of her kitchen area. She wanted to install a little luxury wallpaper to give the area a refreshing look. She uses the Empire Weave wallpaper design with its curved geometric pattern to add a huge dose of interest. It really sets the space apart.

Empire Weave Geometric Wallpaper • Milton & king

One of the first things people do when they wake up in the morning is pour themselves a cup of coffee. The Yo Coffee Wallpaper brings the coffee shop to you with its warm and earthy aesthetic. You can create a space in your kitchen where you show off your barista skills, or where you drop a scoop (or two) of the instant stuff into your hot water. There’s no judgement here.

In this photo Danielle from @home_itsmorethanahouse uses this coffee wallpaper as a backdrop for her collection of pots, cups and mugs.

Yo Coffee Wallpaper

Cocka-doodle-doo! Rise and shine! Get out of bed with a little perk in your step with our Three PM Wallpaper. This beautiful blue kitchen wallpaper features roosters, hens and gorgeous florals. Get moving in the morning with a design that will help you start the day with a positive attitude.

Three PM • Kitchen Wallpaper • Rooster Wallpaper
FOOD WALLPAPER

Another route to go with your kitchen decor is to go with a food theme. In addition, you can also go beyond backsplashes and islands and bring the decor straight to the pantry. Here is some inspiration to bring some appetite-inducing decor to your kitchen area.

Pineapples are a popular decor theme. Not only because of the food aspect, but also because of the tropical aesthetic we associate with pineapples. Here are a couple of Pineapple Wallpaper options that will bring a beautiful look to your kitchen. The first is called Pineapple Harvest by Kingdom Home. It’s a bold and modern print available in 4 different color backgrounds. The second is called Calypso by Sixhands. It’s a bit more abstract with a beautiful distressed visual texture.

Pineapple Harvest Day
Calypso Wallpaper • Pineapple Wallpaper

The Kingdom Home design studio has two great food-themed wallpaper designs that could work in the kitchen. Gluttony is a dark and moody wallpaper that displays grapes, apples, oranges and lemons and mixes it with birds, florals and even some darker elements like skulls. It’s a design for someone who may have may have a more sinister sense of humor.  In addition, Fruitta is another bold print that features a plethora of fruit mixed with florals. It comes in four colorways, including the Frost option below.

Gluttony Wallpaper • Food wallpaper • Fruit Decor
Fruitta Frost Wallpaper • Kitchen Wallpaper • Floral Wallpaper • Milton & King

The Fruit Growers Guide is a vintage style damask wallpaper with an abundance of fruit and vegetables on display.  It is perfect for a country style or farmhouse kitchen.

Fruit Growers Guide Wallpaper

A Slice is a fun watermelon wallpaper that is both bright and playful. This could easily fit in a kids space as it could in the kitchen.

A Slice Watermelon Wallpaper

Serendipity is a wallpaper design from the Erstwhile Collection that is beautifully colorful. It is a classic damask wallpaper that harkens back to the vintage styles of the early 1900’s. The cornucopias of fruits and vegetables make for a perfect kitchen wallpaper.

Whether you call them donuts or doughnuts, what is universal is the love of these decadent deep-fried rings. The colorful Donuts Wallpaper is perfect for any playful space and ideal for any pantry or kitchen.

Donuts Wallpaper

The kitchen is often neglected in aesthetic for utility and practicality. But the kitchen doesn’t have to be left behind when it comes to your decor goals. We have seen examples of how brick wallpaper, tile wallpaper and food-themed wallpaper can all look totally appropriate in the kitchen. However, there are other styles from florals to geometric designs that might be perfect for your space and more suitable to your taste. Shop a selection of kitchen wallpapers here!


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