Wallpaper has had its share of transformations over the years (starting a couple thousand years ago with decorated rice paper in the homes of stylish Chinese, followed by Europeans in the 16th century.) While paint has become the new staple in home decor, wallpaper is coming back into vogue. With a wide array of designs to choose from, wallpaper can transform an entire space, infusing it with elegance, whimsy and style.
The following photos—hand selected from our listings this year—show just how versatile and delightful wallpaper can be in a well-designed space. From entryways to bathrooms, the right wall covering can be transformative in the best possible way.