One design element that I’ve never added to a room, ever, is wallpaper. I’ve lived in plenty of homes that had old wallpaper on the walls. You know the kind…the hard to remove, funky colors kind. It was never my style and I always wanted it gone as soon as we moved in. 

Well, it seems that my negative opinions about wallpaper have been changing lately. I’m finding myself drawn to so many of the gorgeous wallpaper photos on Pinterest and it has me thinking about adding it in our cottage. I don’t want to do a whole room in it, but I am thinking about adding it to a smaller space. Specifically, our new bedroom closet that we just built

Like I said, there’s tons of ideas out there so I gathered a few favorites I’ve come across to share with you. Some are closets and some not, but all are pretty.

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Adding a feature wall to a girls bedroom with pretty wallpaper.

Adding farmhouse charm to a living room with


Adding interest and color to a small office space with wallpaper.
Bold wallpaper on walls and ceiling is a pretty touch in a small closet.



A white bathroom gets a bold punch of color with blue and white wallpaper.Photo by Barb JamrosMore closet ideas


Give a small coat closet style with the addition of black and white floral wallpaper.
I always worried that if I used it in a whole room, I would quickly tire of it. Hanging it in a closet might just be the perfect way to introduce it into the cottage. It’ll be an unexpected addition and a pretty pop of pattern when you open the closet. The more I think about it, the more I want to do it.

Now I just need to not let the old wallpaper phobias creep in and decide on the perfect one for the closet. I’m actually thinking that I might go bold. Stay tuned!

What are your thoughts on wallpaper? Would you try it in your own home?

Hope you have a great weekend, my friends!

Pin for later!Add a pretty pop of color or pattern in an unexpected small space in your home like these closet wallpaper ideas.

Check out the other projects we’ve been working on in the guest bedroom…

Building a new closet and powder room in the guest bedroom.How to Build A Small Bedroom Closet

Building a custom DIY vanity in the new powder room addition.DIY Powder Room Vanity


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Tips and sources for buying an affordable bathroom vanity online. chatfieldcourt.comNow that my small hallway makeover is complete, I’m ready to start on the bathroom. It won’t get a complete makeover just yet but we will be painting the ceiling and walls and installing a new vanity, mirror and sconces.

The bathroom (which is our one and only) has a small, shallow pedestal sink that offered no storage and little space to put all of my necessities when trying to get ready, so I knew that it would need to be changed pretty quickly. I started my search for a new bathroom vanity before we closed on the house so, by the time we signed the papers, I was able to place my order and have it delivered and ready for us to install.

Pedestal sink before new bathroom vanity was installed.

Pedestal sink before the new bathroom vanity was installed. chatfieldcourt.comOf course, I started my search by shopping in our local home improvement stores but I just couldn’t find that perfect vanity. Perfect to me meant painted white, 36″ with drawers and cabinet space and a marble top. I also paid attention to quality and price, looking for a piece that was built with real wood at a reasonable price that didn’t break the bank.

Buying a bathroom vanity online never crossed my mind. I mean…you can’t really see what you’re getting for your money but, when I couldn’t find what I wanted in stores I bit the bullet and began to search online. What I found was surprising. There were tons more online than in the stores and there was every style and price point imaginable available. It was great to find a wide variety but it took me a while to sift through all of the choices, read reviews and find the perfect one.

Since I’ve already done all the research, I thought I’d share some of the sources and vanities I found online that were reasonably priced (and by reasonable I mean between $500-$1000), had good reviews and seemed well made.

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Wayfair Beverly 30" vanity

Beverly 30″ by KBC – $849

Wayfair Bella 36" vanity

Bella 36″ – $899

Wayfair Silhouette 30" vanity.

Silhouette 30″ Wall Hung Vanity – $569

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Amazon 46" cottage look Abbeville vanity.

46″ Cottage look Abbeville – $765 (+149 shipping)

Amazon Simpli Home Chelsea 24" vanity.

Simpli Home Chelsea 24″ – $528.29

Amazon 36" vanity from Ellimax.

30″ Vanity by Elimax’s – $799.99

Joss and Main


Joss and Main Tatiana 25.75 vanity.

Tatiana 25.75 – $499.95

Joss and Main Marlene 30" vanity,Marlene 30″ – $682.95

Joss and Main Tuscana vanity.

 Toscana – $615.95

As far as shipping goes, I got my vanity shipped for free (yay!!!), and all but one of my picks have free shipping as well. Also, make sure to carefully check the return policy before you place your order.

So, if you’re in the market and can’t find what you want in a store, you can definitely buy a bathroom vanity online. Just remember to do your homework and know what you’re buying before you press “BUY”.

 We are in the process of installing our vanity now, we ran into some issues that set us back. Can you guess which one out of the list?


I am still working in the guest bedroom (we’ve started making the bed…yay!) but my mind is already on the kitchen. I’ve been thinking about this room since we moved in a year and 3 months ago but I’m no closer to a plan than I was the day we moved in. This room is small, really small, so changing the layout is not gonna happen. I do however want to make some big changes and one of them is the ceiling. There isn’t a whole lot of area to work with up there but I’ve found a few ideas to change things up.

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An easy ceiling treatment would be to paint it something other than traditional white.

Ceilings (Inspiration) | chatfieldcourt.comApartment Therapy 

How about some gingham wallpaper on the ceiling? Love the color but it would be too much in my small kitchen.

Ceilings (Inspiration) | chatfieldcourt.comMendelson Group

Tried and true white wood planks. Love this look but is it overdone?

Ceilings (Inspiration) | chatfieldcourt.comThe Idea Room

Love the planks with the painted wood beams (although my kitchen is too small for this treatment). Can we just take a moment to admire the dreamy turquoise island…

Ceilings (Inspiration) | chatfieldcourt.comBHG

I know this isn’t a kitchen but trying to find a stenciled ceiling in a kitchen was tough and this one that Not Just a Housewife did is so pretty.

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Not Just a Housewife

Stained wood planks are another great option.

Ceilings (Inspiration) | chatfieldcourt.comHouzz

While writing this post and looking at oodles of kitchen ceilings, I think I know what I’m going to do…but you know that could change…several times. So what do you think about decorating a kitchen ceiling or do you think it should be white? Which ceiling treatment do you like best?


Like most of you, Fall is my favorite season of the year. Is it the leaves changing color or the air turning cool and crisp, Friday night football games, making all of your seasonal favorite recipes? I think its all of that and so much more.

In my opinion, dressing your house for the Fall is one of the best things about the season and you can find inspiration everywhere you look, whether it’s online or in nature itself. I have been spying so much great Fall inspiration lately and I thought I would share some of the things that caught my eye.

Pumpkins are a must have for Fall decorating and there are a lot of creative ideas for using them. One is to display your house number on them, or to decoupage them to make a fun to display.

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Fall is always a great time to try some fun and delicious recipes. From one-eyed cookies, to sweet and gooey carmel popcorn, to homemade applesauce.

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Your Homebased Mom

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Pretty Providence

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Thrifty Decor Chic

Decorating is what I love the best about Fall. Whether you are decorating your table leg ;), your mantel, or your front door. The possibilities are endless.

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Between Naps on the Porch

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Fox Hollow Cottage

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The Turquoise Home

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Chatfield Court

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Decor Chick

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Thistlewood Farms

This is just a very small sample of all of the great ideas to help you get started for the season. I would love to hear what you are doing for Fall.

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Happy Fall!

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