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Obsession: Wallpaper Backsplash

Wallpaper backsplash1I’ve been dying to put in a wallpaper backsplash in a kitchen for a while.  In my opinion, a tile backsplash can seem a little cold and uninteresting even when done really well unless it’s a colorful mosaic or pattern.  I think it’s just my desire to bring in a little pattern into a space that usually doesn’t have much pattern. Or bring in a touch of softness to an area with so many hard lines and surfaces. Whatever it is, I’ve been in love with a wallpaper backsplash for a while.

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Obviously, a wallpaper backsplash needs to be covered with a clear protective cover to ensure that it doesn’t get destroyed with what actually happens in the kitchen.  But I don’t mind the look of acrylic or glass on top of the wallpaper…I don’t think it takes away from it.

Wallpaper backsplash5 So now that I’m in a position to install a backsplash (and an empty wall), I’m obviously gravitating towards wallpaper.  I’ve had this idea of something very dramatic (and expensive) for a while but may be backing off this idea because the navy cabinets and brass hardware with the lighting is just so damn fabulous that I don’t know if I want to take away from it.  I’ll be deciding in the next week or so and will definitely keep you updated once I’ve made a decision.

Wallpaper backsplash3What say you? Yay or nay on wallpaper as a backsplash?