3 wallpaper bedroom designs that will have you wanting to transform your own bedrooms into the emblematic warmth and luxury of a Vermont Inn.
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Wallpaper Designs
Welcome to our home in the Green Mountains of Vermont. A home we have been making oodles of home improvements on over this past winter. It started with this interior open-floor plan painting project and then it was this 4 season sunroom makeover.
Now we are onto these 3 wallpaper bedroom designs, which include our master bedroom and 2 guest bedrooms with a bathroom suite.
What are the best cozy bedroom ideas?
My entire aspiration was to transform our bedrooms into Vermont B&B or Inn-style bedrooms by brightening up the trim with Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace white and layering the walls with an old-fashioned wallpaper vibe.
What is a Vermont Inn-style bedroom?
Well, actually I made it up…
But I think it should be an official interior design style, don’t you?
To me, it means old-fashioned, cozy, and quaint with time-honored wallpaper, antique beds, luxurious blankets and pillows, squeaky wood floors, and vintage accents all around.
The smell of blueberry muffins, local Vermont maple syrup, and coffee brewing in the morning.
Snow falling outside and the sounds of a snow plow clearing the roads for the skiers to make it up to the mountains.
Have you transported yourself there yet?
In case you haven’t, you may want to check out some of these Vermont Inns and maybe even schedule a visit. Vermont is beautiful in every season!
Compliments to our neighboring friends over at The Grafton Inn for these exquisite and inspiring interior bedroom designs.
Where to Begin?
I want to first acknowledge that I have never ever had a room with wallpaper before, though I have longed for it for years. I was forever being talked out of it;
- “Wallpaper rooms make it difficult to sell a home.
- Wallpaper is a huge project.
- Removal is disastrous.
- It’s outdated and not in style”, etc…
But I love it, every single bit of it, so it’s finally going in!
How do I choose the best bedroom wallpaper?
I am pleased to be partnering with my friends over at Wallpaper Direct for this lovely and intimate 3 wallpaper bedroom design project, we are so grateful for the gifted wallpaper. Wallpaper Direct has a fabulous assortment of wallpaper. And you are able to request a free sample before committing to your choice over the internet.
This is truly the most challenging part, as there are so many wallpaper styles and colors to choose from. I hung my Wallpaper Direct sample options up throughout the various bedrooms and then made my selections.
Which wallpaper is the best for the bedroom?
This depends upon your own style and tastes.
For my bedrooms, I was looking for an old-fashioned Vermont Inn effect. For a bedroom, personally, I prefer a light and airy wallpaper style versus a darker wallpaper selection.
Look at your outdoor environment too and try to incorporate some of nature’s colors into your wallpaper selections.
Take into consideration how the wallpaper will work with your existing bedroom furniture.
I chose each of these wallpaper patterns based on the room’s lighting, room size, furniture, and ambiance.
My Wallpaper Bedroom Choices:
Master Bedroom with Canopy Bed
The first bedroom to be wallpapered was to be our master bedroom, where I chose the Floral Rococo Red from Wallpaper Direct. I liked the softness and variety of colors offered in this wallpaper design. The wallpaper colors are also coordinated with the Wedgewood Gray paint color that accents the built-in bookshelves in the attached sunroom.
Our wallpaper guy, Peter measured and provided us with the amount of wallpaper we would need to order for each bedroom. This average size bedroom required 8 rolls of wallpaper with a little left over.
Master Bedroom Before
This is a medium-sized bedroom with French doors looking out over the mountains. It has lots of windows and a large mirrored closet that breaks up the walls. Matched with this spindle canopy bed, I felt this room could handle the bolder Floral Rococo Red wallpaper pattern.
Hand Tied Bed Canopies Merge Vintage Charm with Modern Finishings.
Our Wallpaper guy, Peter prepped the master bedroom by sanding and priming the walls with tinted primer to match the wallpaper. This is done so that there is nothing showing through the wallpaper itself, making for a very finished look.
It took about four days to sand, prime, and wallpaper this master bedroom.
This wallpaper design completely changed the look and feel of our master bedroom. It’s so charming and the wallpaper added so much depth to the room that it actually appears so much larger than it genuinely is.
I’m delighted to add this soft vintage-style soft blue rug that pulls from the blues in the wallpaper. And I’ve ordered this antique lace canopy in white just like the ones presented above on The Grafton Inn’s canopy beds.
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I was also very impressed with the details put into the wallpaper’s installation.
Each light switch and electric outlet matched the wallpaper’s pattern beautifully.
Be sure to follow along next as I go “Thrifting with the Gals” to collect and decorate this master bedroom, pulling it all together just like an old-fashioned Vermont Inn or B&B.
Guest Bedroom with Antique Four Post Bed
This guest bedroom is the larger of our two guest bedrooms and has french door access to the home’s front porch with stunning mountain views. It’s where our adult guests stay when they visit us here in Vermont.
The antique four-post bed was a gift from my parents when we bought this home. A bed that they had used themselves at their home in Maine.
And I want to make this antique bed the highlight of this guest bedroom.
I wished for this bedroom to have a soft, light, airy, and inviting feel to it. Therefore, I chose this blue and white Flora wallpaper pattern, gifted to us by Wallpaper Direct. This room required 7 rolls of wallpaper.
The guest bedrooms are part of a two-bedroom suite, including a bathroom and a hallway. The bathroom is painted with Benjamin Moore’s Stardew Blue and Chantilly Lace white and the connecting hallway is also painted with Chantilly Lace white along with the trim in both bedrooms. Therefore I wanted the wallpaper selections to flow nicely with these colors.
Each room was again sanded and painted with a tinted primer to match the bedroom’s wallpaper.
A Work in Progress
This larger guest bedroom took about 3 days to prep and wallpaper.
Just in time for Steve’s sister to visit us for the weekend.
I found this wallpaper and bedroom a bit challenging to photograph honestly, so I’m providing a close-up of the beautiful Flora wallpaper alongside the full room shot. As the real blue and white coloring gets lost in the full room shot, unfortunately. I’ll work on this and hopefully have it all mastered for my next post!
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Small Guest Bedroom
This small guest bedroom with walls all sanded and prepped is just big enough for a queen size bed and side table.
Prepped and Ready to Wallpaper
Why a sled and cushions? Well, we had just been hit with an early spring Nor’easter and some of our outdoor porch furniture landed here while I was taking the before photos… Forever embracing the chaos…
I wanted the wallpaper in this small bedroom to accentuate the room’s size while feeling like you were staying in a cozy country cottage. I chose Karins in Sky Blue gifted to us by Wallpaper Direct.
Small Guest Bedroom At This Moment in Time
This small guest bedroom required 6 rolls of wallpaper. And it may have just actually been the most transformable of spaces.
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Each of these bedrooms is yet to be decorated. Today’s post was simply all about the wallpaper. I hope you’ll follow along now as we collect and transform these newly wallpapered bedrooms into cozy Vermont Inn-style rooms. Sign up here to follow along.
I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Vermont.
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Linda Harville says
Love what you have done. It really is the Grafton Inn vibe! My husband and I have been doing to the Grafton Inn since 1969 when we spent our honeymoon there shortly after the Windham Foundation opened it . To me it is the standard by which I look at any inn. You’ve done it Ann. I love each of the wallpapers. And if you were an inn we’d be driving over! Thanks for sharing.
Linda, this is the sweetest note ever. Thank you so much. I’m so thrilled with how they all turned out and can’t wait to get them decorated. But I’m going to go slow and enjoy the process of it all. Thanks again!
Kathy Munday says
I’m not crying; you’re crying! What a beautiful love story! Both your parents and grandparents have instilled with you their strength, perseverance, devotion and determination! How proud they all must be as they look down on you, Steve, AND Ella!! Sharing this wonderful history is such a warm and compassionate story. As evidenced in the many comments, you have touched many hearts. Thank you for sharing.
What a beautiful thing to say Kathy. So gracious and kind of you. I appreciate it so much!
They are all three so very pretty. The wallpaper you chose made the difference. I love to stay in Inn’s or Bed and Breakfast, they are always so cozy and you have captured the look perfectly.
Thank you so much Marlene. I love the look of old Inn’s as well. So cozy and inviting. Thank you for your sweet note!
Calypso in the Country says
Yes, “Vermont Inn style” should be an official interior design style! It’s hard for me to choose a favorite wallpaper because they are all stunning! How exciting that you now how 3 “new” rooms! Gorgeous!
Thank you so much Shelley. And yes we need to make this an official style! So fun! Thanks for always stopping by.
Rosemary G Lanham says
I have always loved wallpaper. It makes a home feel cozy. Your choices are just lovely! Can’t wait to see the rooms all decorated!
Thank you so much Rosemary that means a lot to me!
Hi Ann! I love how these rooms turned out! They definitely have the feel of a cozy Vermont inn now! The papers are all beautiful, but I think the one in the small guest room is my favorite! Looking forward to seeing how you accessorize each room! What fun that will be!
Thank you Molly, you wouldn’t believe the difference in person in that little guest bedroom. I can’t wait to get it decorated now. I’m looking for a unique old bed that will really accentuate it all.
Miche Ortega says
They are all so beautiful and inviting. The master bedroom is my favorite. I look forward to seeing the final touches.
Thank you so much. I think that’s my favorite right now too. It’s really prettier in person. I’m still trying to capture the coloring right in the photos. And it’s a little more put together than the others are right now. Thank you again!
Ethel Alderson says
Please do a post on the canopy top when it arrives and the room is complete!
What drapes or curtains will you use?
Hi Ethel, I’m planning on it. It’s due to arrive sometime in April. I covered one window with lace curtains and I don’t think I’m going to add curtains to the french doors. I like letting the view shine through. Here’s an affiliate link to the lace curtains on the one window: https://bit.ly/3Luq1pD
Kristin | WHite Arrows Home says
I am so in love with the papers you chose and the gorgeous results in your rooms! I agree it should be a design style!! I am sharing this beautiful post with my followers in my weekend round up today! They will be so inspired!
Thank you, Kristin. I saw that thank you so much!
Linda Johnston says
Love these rooms! Yuou have created Vermont Inn Cozy for the current days. By thatI mean fresh and not dated looling at all.
Thank you so much Linda! I appreciate that greatly!