Via Emily Henderson
The later half of the 20th century was a dark, dark time for wallpaper. I think many of us have memories of busy floral wallpaper in the ubiquitous 80's shades of forest green and dusty rose. (barf)
Via the Decorologist
Or hideous, yellowing wallpaper from the 50's:
So I think it's awesome that wallpaper is making a comeback with fresh, modern designs. I've recently discovered the brand Pottock, which I like because their designs are kind of illustrator-y and funny too:
How cute is this whale wallpaper in the bathroom?!
This design, called "dead trees" is definitely weird and not particularly pc. But I kinda like it. Maybe it's just because it's purple, though.
Alas, I live in an apartment and can't paint or wallpaper my walls right now. Sad. So I've got my eye on this "tapestry" from Urban Outfitters. It would be a great way to add some color to an apartment: