With the Right Moves, You Can Make Traditional Wallpaper Look Totally Modern

This beautiful bedroom gives us every indication that it was outfitted by a pro, which is no surprise when you consider that it was styled by one of our favorite designers, Ginny MacDonald. She flawlessly mixes compelling patterns and simple shapes in this space for a balanced look that's rich in layers but still perfectly mellow. It all starts with the focal point of the room, the bed, which is covered in shades of blue to give the atmosphere an appropriately soothing feel. A gray brushed-metal side table and matching rug ground that look with their complementary tones, while simple black frames around white artwork draw the linens' minimalist qualities up to the wall. And yes, of course, that bold black-and-white wallpaper is an unexpected choice that takes this design to the next level. Its intricate details balance out the surrounding simple furnishings, and give a fresh spin to an otherwise muted palette.

Spice up your bedroom by bringing home this wallpaper.

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