Looking for a simple kitchen project? You can update a wall in minutes with this easy and creative idea to add a little personality to your space.

kitchen project DIY plate rack

If you have taken the tour of our house then you might have seen this plate rack in the kitchen.

It was one of the first DIY projects that we finished in this new (old) home when we moved back here. We first built a plate rack at the farmhouse and added a recipe to it behind the plates. When we added this plate rack to the new house, I tried to add a recipe to it, but it just didn’t look right.

Or maybe it made me a little sad.

Or maybe both.

Whatever the reason, this is the current state of the plate rack.

It’s fine.


But I think it needs something more.

Are you ready for my kitchen project plans?

Oh, good.

Because I need a little help.

kitchen project DIY plate rack simple idea

Here’s the view of the plate rack when you walk through the dining room.

Just to orient you–when you turn to the right, you’ll walk into the kitchen area and when you turn to the left you’ll walk into the back entry with the staircase.

The plate rack is just inside the door and you almost miss it because it kind of fades into the background.

kitchen project DIY plate rack with plate

I love it but I decided that it needed something.

And then?

I came up with a fun idea for a simple, easy kitchen project to update the plate rack.

platters on kitchen project DIY plate rack

Peel and stick wallpaper.

Not a lot.

Just a little.

I’d cut it out and peel and stick it behind the platters to make this pop out a little. It’s such an affordable option. All you need is one roll and you can find some super inexpensive paper (some of my options came from Walmart.)

But then I discovered something challenging. Picking a peel and stick wallpaper was SO MUCH harder than I ever imagined. There are 1000’s of options and I wanted to get my kitchen project right. Here were my parameters:

  1. It needed to have a white (or neutral) background that blended into the wall color.
  2. It needed to have a hand-sketched pattern.
  3. The overall pattern didn’t need to be too overwhelming.
  4. It didn’t need to take itself too seriously.

I found eight different options.

All are pretty.

All will work.

All meet all of the criteria.

But I need to choose the BEST one.

Can you help? 

I’m going to show you all eight in the space and if you could pick the one that’s your favorite then I can order it tomorrow and install it this weekend.

Are you ready?

Let’s put our wallpaper choosing caps on and go.

kitchen project DIY plate rack forest wallpaper

Simple Kitchen Project: Updating a Wall With Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Here are the wallpaper kitchen project options:

1. Trees and branches

This is a soft neutral paper that brings it the wood elements.

I love the birds sitting on the branches.

You can see it here.

kitchen project DIY plate rack leaf wallpaper

2. Leaf pattern

I love the whimsy of this design.

I’m a little worried about the scale for this kitchen project, but it might work.

You can see it here.

3. graphic chevron

I love the subtle detail of this paper.

It’s in the gray family instead of the khaki family and it has a little whimsy that makes it seem a little less graphic.

You can see it here.

4. Rabbit pattern


I almost fell off my chair when I saw this one.

I wish it was gray instead of black and I’m worried it might be a little too dark but it is the CUTEST paper.

You can see it here.

5. Whimsical forest

This wallpaper for the kitchen project is similar to the first option, but it’s a little more hand-drawn.

It has owls instead of birds and I love the sketcheness (is that even a word) of it.

You can see it here.

6. Neutral texture

This is by far the most neutral of the wallpapers.

It’s a soft cream with a light texture.

It’s so pretty, but it might not be enough to make a difference or it might be perfect.

You can see it here.

7. Whimsical tile pattern

I love this pattern (both in a wallpaper and a tile).

I wish it were a little softer, but it’s so pretty.

You can see it here.

8. Calligraphy

This is a paper from Magnolia (who knew).

I love the handwriting and the idea of adding a little typography.

You can see it here.

Can you see why it was so hard to decide for this kitchen project?

They all have their pros and cons.

And that’s why I turned to you.

You are literally one of the most brilliant people on the planet.

And now?

Can you answer this question?

What’s your wallpaper opinion?


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  1. Image for Terri Herman Terri Herman

    Oh goodness! How can you choose? At least it is peel & stick. You can change on a whim! I have a Kentucky cupboard that my dad made me almost 30 years ago that I never put the upper doors on. I use it to display my everyday dishes & the bottom section is a baking supply shelf {mason jars galore!} I’ve also been thinking of doing something in the back of it to lighten it up a bit. This was a great idea rather than paint! #inspiration

  2. Image for Robin Robin

    For your particular project I choose the graphic chevron, even though it's not my favorite paper. My name is Robin so I LOVE the trees and birds! I'll be anxious to see what other's have to say and which one you decide on.


    Love all of them! I tend to go to more neutral choices as I love to switch things up for the season. In my opinion 7 or 8 would be my choice. 8 would remind you of the recipe plate rack and 7 would give you more of a tile effect.

  4. Image for Dee Dee

    I didn’t think full paper on wall. I thought to outline plates with 1/4” lines. It is a walk through area so full paper seemed too busy for me., but I tend to go minimal at times.

  5. Image for Beachpea Beachpea

    First Choice- Trees and Branches - love the verticals Second Choice - Graphic Chevron - because you would not get tired of it

  6. Image for Monica Monica

    Whimsical Forest would be my choice....whatever you decide will be pretty.....can’t wait to see what you decide on....

  7. Image for Renee Renee

    I like #6 the neutral and #8 the calligraphy. Leaning toward the calligraphy as my favorite. If you decide to go with a calligraphy, I think it would be awesome to do something with a family recipe in their handwriting. Not quite sure how you could accomplish this, but I think it would be amazing! Good luck! I know the project will be perfect whichever choice you make.

  8. Image for Laurin Laurin

    I love 2 Leaf Pattern for you! I personally love 7 Whimsical Tile. The bunnies are cute and I like the trees but I think you would get tired of them quickly.

  9. Image for Debi Debi

    Love the bunnies and the I like the birds too. Just wondering if you ever change your plants seasonally? If so, you’d definitely want to keep that in mind so that it isn’t too busy. I can’t wait to see what you decide on. Always such great ideas KariAnne!

  10. Image for Mary W Mary W

    Trees and branches - unassuming yet so unexpected and beautiful to show off the white plates. A fun surprise but not in your face. I'm thinking I need to do it, also. Just got to figure out where. Now I'm going to go read through the other comments to see if some agree with me.

    1. Image for Cindy Pratt Cindy Pratt

      You probably won't believe this, but we used both of those tree pattern wallpapers in the house we just sold. They were a hit with friends and buyers. Amy of your choices woukd look great..personal preference and since it's peel and stick, you aren't "married" to it!

  11. Image for Ann Ann

    I don’t think you can go wrong with any of those choices. I like the whimsical forest and recipe prints best, although the chevron is right up there! 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’ve toyed with neutral wallpaper inside our china hutch (hubby thinks painting wood is sacreligious) - but this peel & stick idea may be a game changer!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  12. Image for KHAY KHAY

    Go with the Bunnies!🐇 They bring so much life to the cabinet. Peeking from behind the simple platters. It is peel and stick after all! Khay in Seattle

  13. Image for Char Char

    I would paint the plate rack a soft gray or another neutral color - just enough color to draw attention but not enough to distract from the plates or the rest of the room.

  14. Image for judith judith

    Either the first one with the trees or the bunny one. The second tree one is depressing, chevron has been overdone, and the patterned ones are too busy. The "texture" one wouldn't look much different than not putting anything on that section of wall.

  15. Image for Heidi @cloverlycottage Heidi @cloverlycottage

    They are all wonderful! My choice would be the leaves. It’s a classic pattern with a touch of whimsy. It will add a little something without taking away the beautiful simplicity of the plate rack & platters themselves. Looking forward to seeing what you choose.

  16. Image for Stacey Stacey

    Whimsical forest all the way. I don't like the ones that read too cream and some of the other patterns are too dense or busy. Good luck with your project!

  17. Image for Kim Domingue Kim Domingue

    All are very nice, very pretty....I like the typography paper from Magnolia!....however, were it my home, I'd choose something with a hint of sepia in it since the plate rack is right next to that lovely wood door.

  18. Image for lee lee

    I would probably chose the Neutral- but if you were looking for some pattern- definitely vertical and I would choose the Whimsical Forest. They are all great-- you can't go wrong, good luck ♥

  19. Image for Angelia Angelia

    Big fan of the neutral texture; probably my first choice. Very timeless and classy. Transitions to all seasons well. Practically, texture might collect more dust and dirt over time. Is it washable - could you wipe it down? Otherwise, those bunnies stole my heart- OMG! Love them but if the color does not work for you, it does not work. I also like the trees and branches and love how the vertical combine with the more horizontal lines on the rack. But would that be too many lines? In general, I wonder how the graphic prints would work with fall/holiday decorating, although the trees might be more versatile than those to-die-for bunnies!


    I like the tree with birds but I really like the tile one.. I could see it in that space. The trees with birds would be nice..I bet you would put some little birds on the wood dowels.. Hmm decisions, decisions.

  21. Image for Heather Heather

    Either of the tree patterns for sure! I wouldn't use the calligraphy unless you could come up with a way to make it personal like a family recipe or words to a song or from a poem/book that has some meaning to your family. Hope this helps!

  22. Image for Karla Karla

    Whimsical Forest...... the difficulty will be getting it lined up so the pattern flows from top to bottom. I don't care for the tile-type patterns - too distracting for the plates in front

  23. Image for Diania Abernathy Diania Abernathy

    Whimsical Forest or the leaf. I like the bunnies but they remind me too much of Easter. The tile like one is too trendy. Good luck. And wait to see you chiose’

  24. Image for Carrie Carrie

    The calligraphy from Magnolia reminds me of your recipe wall~ so if you are missing that, I'd resurrect the idea.....however, if whimsy is more on your mind for summer and all things light, bright and fun, I'd hop on over to the bunnies or leaf it to the birds. :) My final idea is to alternate a couple patterns (line them up as parallel with the plates)~ one plate shelf gets Birds, then maybe the grass cloth weave , then the larger leaves, and repeat???

  25. Image for Maru Maru

    Calligraphy definitely! I knew it the moment I saw it while I was iffy about the others as I scrolled along! I like the fabric one and the owl one too but wasn’t sure until I saw the caligrafphy and then I swooned! Wow!! 🤩

  26. Image for Ann Z Ann Z

    Whimsical tile or calligraphy ~ At nine dollars a roll you can switch the tile out easily if you tire of it. The calligraphy lends to the thought of handwritten recipes and is a subtle nod to your recipe from the farmhouse. A gentle reminder without making you sad because it looks so fabulous! az

  27. Image for Liz Shivel Liz Shivel

    Hi KariAnne, you only show closeup photos of 8, but you have 9 at the bottom of your post. If you want the wall to have a little design, I’d choose the beige leaves (this is the one you didn’t include in the individual listing). If you wanted more of a grey theme, then I’d choose the trees with the owls. It’s a light pattern with more white space than the rabbit pattern. So, you removed the recipe vinyl wall pieces, it appears? I really like the plate wall you designed. It’s in my file for when I redo my kitchen. Thanks!

  28. Image for Rhonda Umphrey Rhonda Umphrey

    '1. Rabbits - super cute and lends to a sophisticated farm house look 2. calligraphy - love this, hard to tell the scale from the image 3. whimsical tile - may be overpowering with such a small space, would need to carefully install to to maximize pattern 4. neutral linen - very monochromatic, I agree, may not be enough contrast I thing the vertical of the tree patterns will fight against the vertical architectural lines Not a fan of the giant leaf motifs.

  29. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    What a hard decision, but i love those trees, they make it classy and fun at the same time. I may have to find a place for some of that paper myself! Now to see what you pick and how it looks.

  30. Image for Mishann Lepley Mishann Lepley

    I love everything you chose but have you considered it might be difficult to see any of the patterns that aren’t repeating. I mean you’ll be difficult to tell what it’s supposed to be when it’s cut up between the different shelves. Long-term I think you would love the mosaic tile, the Chevron or the leaf. I know you don’t want to see a bunny with its head cut off. 😜

  31. Image for Anne Anne

    Chevron. I think all are pretty but for a small space the Chevron is perfect. You also have to take into account how it will look with plates covering a fair amount. Chevron is least distracting.

  32. Image for Sue Z Sue Z

    My vote is for the calligraphy... I’m a sucker for anything with writing! Another idea similar to this is take pictures of some of your old recipes from your mother or grandmother, and have a company like Spoonflower or another company make it into wallpaper for you. It would be more meaningful to your family then. Just a thought! ❤️Sue

  33. Image for Jenn Jenn

    The bunnies make me so happy!! The calligraphy is my second, but I think it's a little busy maybe, and I wish it was whiter. It will. be fun to see it all done!

  34. Image for Elaine Elaine

    I like the idea of the calligraphy, similar to your recipe ... but, I don’t like that I can’t read the words. That would bother me, I'd constantly be trying to figure out what it says. I realize that’s a very personal opinion/problem😬 I also like the Whimsical Forest. It’s airy and neutral and takes you outside. When I looked at the bigger link, I realized all the birds were lined up in the repeat, so I would stagger the repeat, so all the owls and woodpeckers weren't lined up ... gives it a bit more whimsy. Hope that makes sense. Can’t wait to see the finished product! By the way, My son built a platter rack for my small Cottage house after seeing yours. It's a great place to store large platters and plates for small houses! Extremely purposeful. I get tons of compliments. Thank You! Blessings!

  35. Image for Wendy Wendy

    I like the Trees and Birds and also the Herringbone.....You did such a great job of getting a wide selection...It would really be hard to choose!

  36. Image for Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    I love the chevron paper as a backing...but all of the papers would look gorgeous! I have a spot near my pantry I've been planning to build a rack...you've inspired me to use some birch paper I have with it...great idea! Looking forward to seeing your completed project!

  37. Image for Lyn Lyn

    I just love both the Whimsical Forest and the Rabbits. I think a couple of the others are a bit on the small side. Our daughter just completed a complete powder room renovation that she did by herself - the finishing touch is going to be a removal wallpaper. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

  38. Image for Sandra Vigil Sandra Vigil

    I love them all. However, I wonder if you may tire of some of the bolder prints. So, on that note the natural texture is a safe bet but the trees & branches would be my 2nd choice. Whichever you choose will look great because that’s just who you are😃!!

  39. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    Whimsical Forest or Birch Trees....I like the whimsical nature of both and that they are a vertical pattern. Can’t wait to see which you order!!! 🥰

  40. Image for Rebecca Rebecca

    Because you said the recipe didn’t work when you tried it, I would rule out the calligraphy paper. To draw your eye to the plate rack, I would choose something that would pop, rather than neutrals. I would choose whimsical forest or the bunnies.

  41. Image for Karen Mary Karen Mary

    Oh this is too hard! But a terrific idea! Whimsical forest (though if you ask me in three minutes I'll have changed my mind. :))! I've been trying to think of something for my dining room wall, and this rack would be perfect. (Bonus points: I have no good place to store my platters!) Thanks Karianne!

  42. Image for Stephanie Carrico Stephanie Carrico

    While all the choices are lovely, I like the whimsical forest or the calligraphy the most. Can't wait to see which pattern win.

  43. Image for Reina Reina

    I too squealed when I saw the rabbits. I knew it was for you (and me) and every cutsie pie person out there who has a quirky bone in their body. =) Then the one with the owl and I started re-thinking my decision and finally, the spanish tile version. Oh my gosh. My top 3, what to do, what to do. I'd chose the rabbits for fun and crazy and something to yak about and to introduce people to your plate rack because it alone will need an introduction. =) I'd chose the mexican tile version if you want change that is subtle and blends into the background but is some change to the space. The owls is my tried and true pick. Can't go wrong with that one, except to line it up and get the most bang for your buck with the cutest parts of the paper showing. So, did I confuse you more. =) Rabbits, hands down. Tile to be subtle and finally tried and true forest owl if making a decision is impossible. =)

  44. Image for Janet Janet

    I like the calligraphy. The other prints are too large in scale for the plates. The calligraphy adds movement and texture, I think.

  45. Image for Debra Debra

    Hi KariAnne, obviously nothing compares to the original recipe wall—so stunning and unexpected! As the alternative I prefer the Whimsical Forest. It’s more free form than the first tree pattern. The bunnies are adorable yet perhaps too cutesy? I feel the calligraphy pattern will read too busy over such a large area. Seriously though, you have a talent for making everything look amazing so I look forward to seeing the final results regardless of which pattern you choose.

  46. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Okay. I'm with a few others. I love the neutral texture. Except...in a little deeper color to tie in with the door and the floor. Will also make the dishes stand out more. My second choice is the whimsical forest. Can't wait to see what you do! 😍

  47. Image for Kim Kim

    Had an idea for the wallpaper in your plate rack: put it on a piece of plywood. This way, you can change it later on. If you really like the rabbit paper, just do a white or gray wash to tone down the contrast. You could also cover the plywood in burlap. Had nice texture and comes in different colors. Wanted to share a photo of my plate rack that my husband built. You were a big influence in the design and construction! Wanted to attach a photo of the finished product, but not sure how to add it...

  48. Image for Joan Joan

    I think you would be wise to go with a classic look like the calligraphy or the textural, which has the look of grass-cloth. The tile and chevron prints are so trendy and becoming pretty outdated. While the birds and bunnies are adorable, I feel they better lend themselves to an area such as a playroom, a child's bedroom, or possibly a utility room. (My opinion, only). Whatever you choose, I'm sure it will be superb, as you always make it look wonderful.

  49. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    Oh, my goodness!! This is one of my MOST favorite ideas ever!! I’m still staying with my recipe for my own, but Geeze Louise!!! I love soooo many of these!! I was sold at the first one with the trees and birds, but then it looked too yellow in one place in your post. I am in love with rabbits and calligraphy...so those amaze me! The whimsical I love. I say you buy them all!! 😬and then change them when you tire of one...if you slide it behind, you get a better idea, too. We need an app for that! Can’t wait to see the new version!! Meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out which one I want behind shelves!

  50. Image for Cristie Cristie

    I really like All of them! It’s hard to choose just one... my First choice is #6 ... Second choice #Beige Eshelman Batik Tropical Leaf

  51. Image for Nancy Nancy

    I actually like the tropical leaf pattern which showed up as a choice, yet was not commented on by you in your post. It picks up the floor color a bit. The trees would make your room look taller, but with such high ceilings already, don’t think you really need that. As a total aside, have you ever considered doing some colorful plates instead of white? Just a thought...

  52. Image for Kris Kris

    Trees and branches. The colors fit perfectly and there is enough visual interest to be fun without being overwhelming.

  53. Image for Linda Miller Linda Miller

    So many interesting and fun choices. I'm sure whatever you choose we will love. I am always a "less is more" kind of person so although I love the rabbits and birds, I think i would choose the #3 chevron or the #6 neutral, simply because either of those won't steal attention from the plates that you put in front of it. If the neutral is too creamy for the grays you have in the house, then I would go with the chevron. I always also think "seasonal" and "how will this look for spring, fall, or Christmas decor?" Silly maybe, but that sometimes determines my more permanent design choices. Can't wait to see the final project! Have a great week.

  54. Image for Diane Ruebel Diane Ruebel

    Good Monday Morning, What it came down to for me, was which wallpaper will enhance the beautiful platters and plates and draw one's eye to the incredible recessed rack. So, the leaf pattern and the neutral would meet my criteria. Lynn's suggestion to deepen the tone of the neutral is an excellent one. Have fun installing whatever you choose. Happy day, Diney

  55. Image for Julie Julie

    I would say the LEAF pattern or the WHIMSICAL FOREST pattern. They are all so perfect in one way or another. Truly a hard pick! Good luck and happy pickin'!

  56. Image for Teddee Grace Teddee Grace

    Lots of opinions I see! I like the first one. Just enough pattern; not overwhelming. I think you won't get tired of it soon.

  57. Image for Catherine Taylor Catherine Taylor

    I love the rabbits, however I think I would choose the owl and trees. It brings in nature, but is less bold. Happy choosing!! :)

  58. Image for Teresa Emrich Teresa Emrich

    Just my idea, BUT would it be possible for you to cut out thin plywood, fiber board or some similar board that you could use to wallpaper, maybe more than one choice of these peel and stick patterns. Then you could interchange them throughout the year. I went quickly to the "comment" section and have not read the other comments, so someone else may have suggested this same idea! I liked too many of them to choose just ONE! GOOD LUCK..... A big Thistlewood fan!

  59. Image for Jessica Jessica

    Love the plate rack and it’s going to look “amazing” once you’re done! My first choice is the bunnies...who wouldn’t smile every time you looked at the plate rack! Second choice is the tile pattern. It would fit so well with the style of your house...classic but fresh!

  60. Image for Laura Laura

    #5 would be my first choice and #1 my second. I think the leaves on #2 look like Christmas ornaments, and the bunnies might feel too springy and Easter-y. It all makes me want to peel and stick some wall here!

  61. Image for jillian jillian

    Everyone has an opinion! I recommend the one that makes your heart sing and you just feel is right for you. That being said, I am a huge bunny fan, and any nature one with creatures too. The first one looks pretty yellow, but maybe the computer? I do not like the neutral one, it is already neutral. And calligraphies are tired, have seen them for a long awhile.. It comes off easily, go for fun! Perfect location for a little whimsy and even a tiny bit of drama.

  62. Image for Gina Gina

    I love the whimsical forest bc it looks hand done. The bunnies would make me smile. The tile looks kitcheny so that might look great in the kitchen, too. All lovely.

  63. Image for Melanie Melanie

    I like the chevron pattern best. The second bird/owl is nice, but not sure that faces wouldn't be covered up by plates. Great idea!

  64. Image for Joanna Joanna

    Hi! What a tough decision...I think the calligraphy paper would be fantastic since it is the plate rack in the kitchen. Looking forward to seeing the final picture. Have fun!!

  65. Image for Beth Treaster Beth Treaster

    If I were choosing for myself, I'd go with the trees and branches( I love birds) but having read your blog for a while now and seeing other parts of your house, definitely the chevron!

  66. Image for Janice Byrd Janice Byrd

    I wouldn't choose anything that was too seasonal unless you plan to change out the paper for two or three seasons a year. I love the woodsy ones (especially with your name) and the bunnies, but I can't see liking them in the off season (bunnies in the fall and woods in the summer.) Maybe changing out the peel-off wallpaper is not a bad idea, especially if can save and reuse it. I change out my bed linens and curtains with the seasons, when I had my big house with enough storage space) so why not? I wouldn't choose patterns that are too reminiscent of the plate shapes,like the leaf motif. The textured one is just too neutral along with all your other neutrals for me. I like the calligraphy, but that would depends on what it says. So, that leaves the tile print. I think you even had a tile project once where you put real tiles in the back of a bookcase.) I am a tile person, so that's my bias, anyway.

  67. Image for Rebecca M Rebecca M

    1,4, and 5! It’s just paper after all! I feel the calligraphy is too similar to what you had in your other home. These are fresh and unexpected!

  68. Image for Melanie Melanie

    Is this the correct link for the wall rack? I was looking for it, but the link took me to a pantry plate rack that sits atop a shelf or table top. The wallpapers are all great! You got tons of input on that!

  69. Image for Kris Kris

    I LOVED your recipe in your old kitchen. Here I would go with the whimsical tile, number 7. It looks the most "kitchen-y" to me. Second choice would be calligraphy but I would prefer a recipe in calligraphy!

  70. Image for Sherri Sherri

    I would probably skip the wallpaper to not break up the wall visually. I would add a few more colorful plates which can be changed out easily. The forest wallpaper is inviting though!

  71. Image for Becca Becca

    The leaf pattern stole my heart! Trying to imagine any of the prints cut into four sections is also an issue. They are all lovely and I appreciate you letting us weigh in!

  72. Image for Julie Julie

    My #1 vote would be the Trees and Birds with Chevron as #2. Love the bunnies and Forest with owls but depending where you place the plates those patterns will be very cut up. Love the tones and vertical lines of trees and branches.

  73. Image for Ann Ann

    Love 8, 1 and 5. What exactly does 8 say? I like one over 5 because there is more design and slightly darker ink. Concerned about image placement so the birds or owl are not hidden by a platter.

  74. Image for Kelly Odorisio Kelly Odorisio

    I love the first one! The branches and birds. #5 would be my second choice. But they were all great choices. Can’t wait to see what you decide on.

  75. Image for Kim Kim

    While I like all of your choices, I’m drawn to the one with the cursive script because I love old houses and always wonder what they would say “if these walls could talk”! It seems timeless without being too busy, but maybe the point of peel and stick is have fun and change it more often. If that’s your thinking then I like the bold tile print. Go big or go home! Lol

  76. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Oh my word, you have made it difficult to choose! I think it is brilliant you are doing this little mini improvement - will be amazing. As much as I adore birds and leaves and branches, and even bunnies - for this project my fav would be the whimsical tile or the chevron. My third would be the large leaves - but I think anything more whimsical you may tire of too easily. Have fun - your choices are always great ones. Can't wait to see what you decide! Have fun!

  77. Image for Mitzi Mitzi

    Chevron and Trees and Branches are my favorites! Perhaps the Calligraphy has been overused, although I still like it. Whatever you choose will be amazing!!!

  78. Image for Rev. Suzanne Taylor Rev. Suzanne Taylor

    I think each one has its own appeal, but 5 and 7 speak to me. Mostly 5. But you, KariAnne, have gotta be you. I'm sure whatever you choose will be lovely.

  79. Image for Jolyn Jolyn

    I may be too late to the party, but my choices are #1 whimsical tile; and a distant #2 calligraphy, I think the tiles will make themselves more subtle behind the white of the platters.

  80. Image for Regina Merrick Regina Merrick

    First, you HAVE to have more comments on this post than usual, because it took me forever to scroll down here! LOL!!! Good for you, girlfriend!! On to the paper - I love the calligraphy, and I love the tile pattern. The others are nice, too, but those two speak to me!! Happy picking! ;)

  81. Image for Jeanine Jeanine

    Wow, they are all fun and beautiful! It is hard to choose. I think if you want to play it really safe, the texture would be the way to go. Being it has that creamy color, it would look so beautiful with your white dishes and make the horizontal white plate bars pop. There would be a subtle texture and interest visually with that one. If you want to be wild and daring, then go with the bunnies. That would be super cute and I think there is enough lighter black (greyish, right?) that it wouldn't be too dark. A similar option, but a bit more subdued would be the whimsical forest. It would be fun, but not too crazy. If you are in the classic mood. Then go with the calligraphy. It is timeless. and it probably has some sort of french love words you could learn! So, with that I leave you with no real solution except to buy them all and change out seasonally! You've got this, Karianne!

  82. Image for Lynne Lynne

    I love them all, but for some reason I keep coming back to the birds on branches. I love the bunnies too, but think they may be a little dark. Or the calligraphy!! Such an easy project. I 'm going to copy it. We are moving the laundry door so our plate rack can go framed in where the door was. Have fun. Lynne

  83. Image for Donna Donna

    3 and 5 are my faves! There were several I loved, but I think the larger platters would hide and ‘disrupt the patterns! Can’t wait to see what you choose!

  84. Image for Leslie W Leslie W

    Boy oh boy! It’s my worst nightmare too many great choices (-: ! But I think #1 was my favorite but I can’t wait to see what you decide!

  85. Image for Bonnie Root Bonnie Root

    Number one, trees and birds grabbed me and even though the bunnies and some of the other ones were cute, it was sparse enough to not be overwhelming but natural and calming too. Some of the rest of them echo patterns you have in other areas but I just didn't love any of them more than #1!

  86. Image for Ann C Ann C

    My vote is to paint the just the background navy like your bookcases in the family room. Or a navy stripe, like ticking. Sorry, the first one was my favorite because I have something similar in my bedroom. But I think having the navy with all those white platters would look sharp.

  87. Image for Robin Drake Robin Drake

    I totally get why it's so hard to decide! After much thought I think the calligraphy is my favorite choice with the leaf pattern as runner-up. Have fun- you've got LOTS of help making your decision!!

  88. Image for Pat McRee Pat McRee

    I'd love to see you put your children to work on this! 1. Email your extended family and ask for their most inspiring advice to the world. 2.Cut heavy paper to fit where you were planning to use wallpaper. 3. Have your children write the quotations in their best cursive laid out like the calligraphy design you showed. 4. Seal with several coats of matte medium. 5. Hang and leave until one of your children buys back the house!

  89. Image for Suzi Suzi

    I’m thinking 3 or 9..... both will work throughout the seasons not clash with other decor or moods, and they are just enough to add something without taking away from anything!!! 🥰

  90. Image for Pat Pat

    Even though you invited 8 wallpapers to the party, nine showed up! And I really like #9, but if it was a party crasher then the calligraphy would look cool. Pat

  91. Image for gayle gayle

    I was not going to leave a comment as there is already so much to read. If you had done anything without our input we would have thought is was perfect, but since you asked! I dislike the scale and strength of the leaf, not platter worthy. For the same reason I don't like the tile. No paint please, especially not a strong color as some suggested! I think the airiness of 1 or 5 is more suitable and the calligraphy is always a winner. Do your magic and we will love it. Thanks for posting and giving me a purpose today. Love.

  92. Image for JL JL

    I like the chevron as I feel it is the most subtle and doesn’t compete with the plates but would allow them to POP! Go with your heart - any will look good;) Have a blessed day 💕!

  93. Image for Chloe Chloe

    I love this idea, but wow, I sure miss the recipe! My favorite would be the Whimsical Forest, but any of the branchy (is that a word?) ones would work. I also like the calligraphy, but it would kind of sadly remind me of the missing recipe. Those bunnies are fun, too!

  94. Image for Dianne Dianne

    I loved the “Whimsical Forest”. It’s not too much, it’s pleasant and peaceful. Whatever you pick will look wonderful.

  95. Image for Carolyn Carolyn

    First choice: birds. Second choice: calligraphy (I just wonder if your plates would cover up to much of the bird pattern.

  96. Image for Helen Helen

    I love both the whimsical forrest or the calligraphy. You can't go wrong with either. Love your blog, been a follower for quite a while.

  97. Image for Jaimee Jaimee

    Calligraphy blends beautifully with the timeless wood and history of your home. The others, though darling (I have the owls in my powder room!) seem too trendy or trying too hard whereas the calligraphy blends beautifully. I’m sure which ever you choose will look perfect when you’re finished.

  98. Image for Rosie Rosie

    My vote's for the Toile Lapin Wallpaper in this small area. My only comment is that the product details say 'SureStrip backing allows for paste-free application and easy removal" and I don't know what that means? Kari-Anne, I'm certain whatever you choose will look 100%. Stay safe. Best wishes from Rosie in NW England.

  99. Image for CherylB CherylB

    Calligraphy ! But couldn’t your girls do the calligraphy !? Or paint inside like your blue showcasing your white ?!

  100. Image for Camille H Anderson Camille H Anderson

    How darling . I agree something behind the plate rack would really make it pop. I liked 5,7 or 8 Good luck, whatever you choose will be perfect,

  101. Image for Chelly Chelly

    Hi KariAnne, I love them all, but my favorite is the calligraphy, followed by the woods with the owl & birds! Can't wait to see what you choose!

  102. Image for Maureen Provost Ryan Maureen Provost Ryan

    Whimsical forest, whimsical tile or possibly neutral texture. Tough choice! It will look beautiful no matter which you choose!

  103. Image for Sandi from the Cape Sandi from the Cape

    They are all great but I think the Chevron would be the least intrusive and the one you could live with the longest! Be sure to show us what you have chosen!

  104. Image for Debbie Debbie

    I like the rabbits, but I think there's too much contrast between the white and black. Here's another temp wallpaper option that could be good. May be a bit too bold, but here it is: https://www.chasingpaper.com/products/folk

  105. Image for Tami Tami

    Hi, I really like the script. I noticed it came in different colors, if you wanted to go in that direction. Whatever you choose it’s going to look great!

  106. Image for sandy wood sandy wood

    I think the bunnies are cute but not for this project. I LOVE the leaf only in grey not the black and white. I see it is sold out. I also like the tile very much. Good luck sandy

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