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Dreamy Trees In the Sleeping Loft

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We couldn’t be more excited to share with you the wallpapered sleeping loft at Tree House! The journey to get here has felt long, hasn’t it? We were ​​​​​​​so sure we were going to use a paper – any paper! – from the Kate Goldberg collection, but after bringing our samples to the space, we couldn’t commit. They were beautiful (and we’d still like to use her patterns somewhere, someday), but didn’t nail our vision.

The problem? We didn’t know what our vision was.

We wanted it to feel fresh and fun – this is a kids’ loft, after all – but also calming, imaginative and with a dash of whimsy. Easy, right? (Ha!) It wasn’t until I stumbled across the light blue colorway in Sandberg Raphael that everything started to click. Fun? Click. Dreamy and whimsical? Click. Still traditional-leaning but not stuffy and also carefree and colorful but still kind of neutral? Click, click, click!

As novice installers, we DIY-ed this accent wall using the ‘Paste the Wall’ method, which was surprisingly easy! We completed the project from start to finish on a single day during the course of Lucy’s two naps (so maybe in 3 hours?). We’ve tried different methods in the past, and paste the wall has been, by far, the most intuitive. We documented the entire process, and we’re sharing the step-by-step (plus a video!) on today!

a wallpaper tutorial using 'paste the wall' method | via Yellow Brick Home

wallpaper | sconces | check sheets | pink bolster pillows | vintage rug (similar)

To say that we’re in love with how the loft has shaped up would be an understatement. The wallpaper makes this 12′ wide room feel much larger, the ceilings taller and the dimension and depth is incredible. It draws your eye out the window to the trees below, a natural extension of this Tree House loft.

The tutorial, more photos and a how-to video(!) is right here on! We promise you, you can do it yourself. Go forth, and wallpaper!

a wallpaper tutorial using 'paste the wall' method | via Yellow Brick Home

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  • Liz4.29.19 - 5:50 AM

    That is pretty dang cute. ReplyCancel

  • Erin4.29.19 - 6:35 AM

    It is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle4.29.19 - 8:22 AM

    It looks like the links under the first photo aren’t working – I love that pink bolster, would you be able to share the source?ReplyCancel

  • Rooney4.29.19 - 7:45 PM

    So cute! Where are the quilts folded at the end of the beds from? They are adorable!ReplyCancel

    • Kim4.30.19 - 8:18 AM

      Thanks, Rooney! Those came from Crate & Kids, but it looks like they’re no longer sold. If you’re looking for something similar, try searching for ‘ticking stripe quilt (coverlet, blanket, etc)’ and see what pops up!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel4.29.19 - 10:43 PM

    Just curious, how tall is the ceiling at the highest and lowest points? Can an adult comfortably walk around up there or is that why it’s for kids? I’m just wondering if my roof space is big enough to create a loft like this because it’s so great!!ReplyCancel

    • Kim4.30.19 - 8:17 AM

      Thanks, Rachel! The highest point in the room is a little taller than 7′, so definitely tall enough for an adult to stand comfortably. But the pitch is pretty steep, and we just loved the idea of kids having a secret hide out to play… so we wanted it to be a special place just for them. :)ReplyCancel

  • Mara4.30.19 - 5:42 AM

    What an awesome transformation! I didn’t know you could paste the wall. You mentioned that for your corners you used a brush, did you paste a little extra onto the adjoining wall? I’m wondering how you can prevent peeling at the corner. 
    I also used a peel and stick wallpaper for a project and my biggest tip to anyone who asks is to just pick a wallpaper! I feel like that is the most nerve wracking part and where most people get hung up (for months!). The pattern will probably look great so don’t sweat it! ReplyCancel

    • Kim4.30.19 - 8:16 AM

      Yeah, just a little on the adjoining wall and then once the paper was up, we swiped off the excess glue with a damp sponge. And you’re so right – we sweated the decision for far too long, but any of our final contenders would’ve made us so happy!ReplyCancel

  • Mara SMITH4.30.19 - 7:13 AM

    How many rolls did you use?ReplyCancel

  • susan5.3.19 - 8:14 AM

    That wallpaper was the perfect choice. The loft is just wonderful. sigh.ReplyCancel

  • Brittany6.18.19 - 9:23 PM

    May I ask how you ordered this wallpaper? According to Sandberg’s website, they don’t ship to the US!ReplyCancel

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