Yea or Nay: Bookshelf Wallpaper?

This weeks Yea or Nay is bookshelf wallpaper.

On the plus side, it's a space saver, and adds interest when you don't actually have loads of books to display.

On the flip side, it just keeps bringing me back to those incredibly tacky huge sunset murals...

Where do you stand?

Tracy Kendall has created three: The Paperback
I could see this in a mostly white, slightly retro coffeeshop.


The Magazine Version -  I have PLENTY of these around already - and I'm pretty sure you do, too!

The Stack Version 

Here is a flocked paper - over black panelling - maybe in a hallway?

I quite like the cheeky name of this one - "Genuine Fake Bookshelf"

Looks great off-set with a bit of juicy orange or red..

Bookshelf Wallpaper - Design on a Shoestring, High-Low and Eccentric - NYTimes.com
Design by Abigail Ahern via problemsolver + fuckyeahbookshelves

Rich mossy green velvet and bright navy carpet?!! Love it! 
Oh yes, the paper... it serves as art here, really. 
Hmm, this space may have me skipping over to the yea side..

For all you Belgium Linen lovers out there, an understated version from Y&B..

Image 3

I still prefer the real thing!
I suppose we can't all be lucky enough to have this...


unusual bookcase Interesting Looking Bookcase for A Creative Living Room

But most of us can manage something like this..



What about you? Could you see any of those bookshelf papers in your home?

til next time..

(Hopefully tomorrow the Pixel Project post will be up - we had company drop in twice this weekend!
It was wonderful, we caught up with some old friends over wine and had a great visit with family :)

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adele {modernemotive} said...

Definitely a nay for me. :)

Choo said...

Great collection of examples Anne-Marie!
I think some of these are super fun, but others quite claustrophobic. I love the retro coffee shop suggestion!

Cynthia Fox-Giddens said...

It's nay on this one. Have a great day & week!

Chats with Jack said...

I'm also a nay, but the white bookshelves with the green velvet drapery makes me a very happy camper!

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I can't believe there are that many different book wallpapers! They aren't my favorite, but I think in the right place they can look funky enough that I might like them. I really prefer the real thing.

Nattie said...

I love it! but sorry have to say nay as well, the real things is always looks better in real life. the wallpaper may look good in photograph, but imagine the horrid of people touching and seeing it in your home!! ;)


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