These timeless wallpapers are the reset button every wall needs

Need a change? This timeless wallpaper is perfect for non-committal decorators and will instantly elevate your space.

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I can still remember the wallpaper in the foyer of my childhood home: a marvelous yellow-and-blue floral wallpaper, so captivating it rarely went unnoticed, and every guest gushed over it.  So much so that when it came to my bedroom decor? I —being a young child with exceptional taste — seemingly demanded (daily), a similar intricate hand-drawn floral arrangement be installed to the borders of my bedroom walls immediately. 

Yes, excellent taste dates back decades, and fast-forward present-day? Nothing has changed —my affection for wallpaper, and after all, how couldn't it be? 

When it comes to securing a bold backdrop in a non-committal way, wallpaper is your best friend. The easy-to-use adhesive comes available in a variety of designs, prints, and shades. 

Plus, when investing in a peel-and-stick option, it's perfect for any renters or uncertain shoppers, and I've already attested to the powerful effect it has, but the one recommendation I do have? Keep things simple — and opt for a timeless wallpaper. 

Timeless wallpaper will do just that: stand the test of time, and no matter how many times you rearrange your furniture, switch-up any furniture, or change your layout, that same wallpaper you picked from the very start stands out in style: every single time. 

Now, if you're finding that difficult to believe? Instead of explaining it to you, let me show you first-hand. Whether you're a renter embarking on their first wallpaper journey, or a longtime-lover, these five timeless wallpapers are worth the investment. 

1. Try this floral wallpaper that's groundbreaking year-round (and not limited to spring!)

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Rose Multi Tapestry Wallpaper starting at $110, at Rifle Paper Co. 

Transport your walls into a blooming meadow à la this tapestry wallpaper. Available four variations, each rendition offers the same delicate and detailed pattern of flowers, buds, and leaves, to leave a long-lasting impression — and I know first-hand, as it's currently on my bedroom walls. 


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2. Opt for a subtle-yet-stunning option

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Grasscloth Removable Wallpaper for $149, at Pottery Barn

Subtly reimagine your space using pattern and color to reinvent a wall with this organic-inspired woven fabric. With intricate textural detail, it's perfect for those looking to dip their toes into a removable wallpaper — and even those longtime lovers looking for a way to amplify their rooms, too. View Deal

3. Add an element of romance

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Camellia Wallpaper for $248, at Anthropologie

With painterly florals and trailing leaves, this wallpaper lends romance to any space — but would look divine as the backdrop in any bathroom. View Deal

4. Create an angelic feel with this whimsical rendition

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Fairy Forest Wallpaper for $188, at Anthropologie

Invite serenity into your home with this calming, whimsical wallpaper that's ideal for nurseries and children's bedrooms alike. View Deal

5. Use a vintage-inspired design for a vibrant statement

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Kindling Wallpaper for $108, at Anthropologie

Furnish your study or den with this vintage-inspired wallpaper that's both warm and welcoming. View Deal

6. Try a wood-inspired wall-covering

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Stikwood Adhesive Wood Paneling (20'sq. Set) for $281, at west elm

Implement rich grains, available in an array of woods, and finishes into any living room corner or bedroom for wood-inspired wall coverings that are almost as good as the real thing. 


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7. Go bold and take this modernized approach

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Drop It MODERN Raceway Removable Wallpaper for $180, at west elm

With its classic art-deco style, this wallpaper adds a glam touch to your space. Simple to install and easy to remove, this removable wallpaper is perfect for renters and serial redecorators.View Deal

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